A 5-year-old female asked:
my daughter 6 years of age has a lot of lice and eggs in her head. we tried many shampoos but none seams to work well. any suggestions?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vinegar: The egg casings are attached to the hair with a glue that will dissolve/loosen in the presence of vinegar. Soaking the hair in a regular or pickling vinegar & using a fine lice comb daily can help. It can take a week or more to get all the eggs. Using a lice shampoo afterwards can kill what's left or there are prescription lotions that will.
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
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