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A 21-year-old member asked:

Head lice remnants in hair - how to remove them?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Ovide: Ovide is press ription that loosens egg. Over the counter approaches include vinegar on a cotton ball to wipe the hairs and loosen eggs.Then use a comb and to remove the eggs. For the resistant eggs separate the hairs and cut out the individual hairs with eggs still on them.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Fine tooth comb: Most otc products come with a fine toothed comb used to remove the nits from the hair.Some find that soaking the hair in vinegar will loosen the nits & make them easier to separate.

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Owasso, OK
A 28-year-old female asked about a female:

What can I use on her hair for head lice?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
OTC/vinegar/Rx: Head lice are a human only human parasite that are a common problem. A good soaking in a stout vinegar will loosen the egg casings so they are easier to remove with a fine comb & it may have a toxic effect on the lice. There are several OTC hair products all of which work in some cases. There are also prescription products that can help the resistant cases.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How to remove head lice naturally?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lots of effort: There is a large movement to not coat the head with Permethrin or lindane due to potential neurotoxicity, and the risk is relevant. Non medicated products like licemd or ovid are effective, but nothing works better than the nit-loosening gel (ok, so it's not totally natural), the fine toothed comb, and lots of time and effort getting out all nits and lice. Then repeating the effort.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How to remove head lice?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): Nix- (permethrin lotion) apply to the head at bedtime and wash off in the morniing. Wash all your bedclothes and put them through the dryer, and vacuum your carpets.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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