A 19-year-old female asked:
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if your pregnant. what can you use to treat lice?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Topicals OK: The lotions available otc or by prescription are considered safe in pregnancy.So little of the material will enter the skin that none can effect the fetus.
Answered on Aug 15, 2013
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Options: "pregnant and lactating women should be treated with either Permethrin or pyrethrins with piperonyl butoxide; lindane and Ivermectin are contraindicated in pregnancy and lactating women." http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/treatment/2010/ectoparasitic.Htm.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Nix (permethrin): Nix (permethrin) should work and is safe.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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