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Doctor insights on: Can Detergents Kill Bedbugs And Lice

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Can detergents kill bedbugs and lice?

Not by themselves.: Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/" put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Body lice (pediculus humanus corporis) are similar to head lice. These are tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and can spread certain infections. Generally these are found in the homeless or those who are ...Read more


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Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Use lice product: Why don't you use a known lice treatment that is available at any pharmacy? There are several that are proven lice killers, with the instructions included for best results. ...Read more

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Does apple vinegar and coconut oil kill lice?

Does apple vinegar and coconut oil kill lice?

Yes: This web site says yes to vinegar.http://www.wikihow.com/treat-head-lice-with-vinegar and this says yes coconut oil works as well.http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/09/coconut-oil-and-head-lice.html great question. ...Read more

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In hostels can I get bedbugs or lice in my pubic hairs?

In hostels can I get bedbugs or lice in my pubic hairs?

Very likely.: Bedbug bites have a blotchy, smudgy, red appearance. They also remain close to their hosts, and in beds and couches, and they tend to have the smell of over-ripe rasberries. Pubic lice cause intense pubic, axillary, and periocular pruritis. Close contact, sharing of clothes, and lack of washing can easily transmit lice, and probably bedbugs. ...Read more

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Could a flat iron kill head lice along with their eggs?

The Lice ; nits: Are right at the scalp. So, you would most likely injure yourself significantly with this approach. ...Read more

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Hi - I m pretty sure I have lice, but my apartment also has fleas. Will Nix (1% permethrin) kill both these pests?

Yes and maybe no...: Sorry for the confusing answer. Permethrin may indeed kill both, but also many of these pests are now resistant to that drug. In some areas of the US as much as 50% of luce are resistant to Permethrin. If you're having problems with recurring infestations, talk to your doc about other options for treatment in your area of the country. Also, remember environmental controls to prevent recurrences ...Read more

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I have small round black bug in hair itchy and seem to bite stngs not lice have treated for that didn't kill it. No nits.

I have small round black bug in hair itchy and seem to bite stngs not lice have treated for that didn't kill it. No nits.

Bug: why dont you take a picture of it so it can be identified and then treated make sure if you treat the lice the eggs should to treated also and the contacts should be treated also be sure to comb hair with a fine tooth comb ...Read more

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Can coloring your hair kill lice?

No: No product or method destoys all of the eggs and hatched lice with single treatment. There are treatments which include chemicals, natural products, combs, shaving, hot air, and silicone-based lotions. All effective treatments require a two-fold process of killing both the adult lice and the eggs. Generally the eggs (nits) need to be manually picked off 1 by 1 in order to ensure all are removed. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to kill lice eggs?

Vinegar wash: If you use vinegar (regular, apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar)as a hair rinse it will soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair & it will separate easier from the shaft.A fine tooth nit come is helpful for this process. It can be repeated daily for a week & may kill active bugs too. ...Read more

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How can I kill lice and eggs effectivley?

How can I kill lice and eggs effectivley?

Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. Natural ...Read more

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Bed Bugs (Definition)

Bed bugs are wingless blood-sucking insects that can be transported on clothing, luggage, second-hand furniture, and public transportation. Getting bit by a bed bug can result in skin rashes, psychological ...Read more


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Pediculosis (Definition)

Pediculosis is a condition in which a person has lice, a blood-feeding insect, on his or her body. Lice may be present in the head, body, or pubic area, and can be spread by contact between people. Itching ...Read more