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Can I get lice from airline seats?

Can I get lice from airline seats?

Absolutely: Always wear long pants on planes. Alcohol pads might be a good idea to clean vinyl seats too. Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and ...Read more


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Is there a chance of getting lice from airline pillows?

Is there a chance of getting lice from airline pillows?

Yes: Lice are passed person to person. They can only survive about 24 hours elsewhere. So if the airline doesn't use new pillows each time yes it is possible. I wouldn't spend much time worrying though. Read more

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How can I get rid of lice?

How can I get rid of lice?

Ulesfia: It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter. Read more

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How do you get rid of lice?

Pediculocide: The use of a pediculocide with nit killing properties like the prescription Ovide should take care of it for you. Read more

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How to get rid of lice fast?

How to get rid of lice fast?

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. Wash > Read more

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How do I get rid of lice naturally?

Salt water bathing: The only natural way to get rid of lice is regular (several times per day) swimming in salt water making sure the head gets soaked with the salt water. You can comb out lice but no natural product will get rid of them. Remember to wash your sheets, sterilize your house and take care of other family members at the same time. Read more

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Does combing alone get rid of lice?

Unlikely to happen: Combing with a fine toothed lice comb can remove some of the egg casings from the hair shafts. However, the lice are mobile and elusive. Some form of treatment to get the hatched lice will be necessary. Read more

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How can I get rid of lice completely?

Clean your surrounds: The biggest issue with lice is the ones that aren't on your body when you undergo treatment. Wash bedding and clothes in hot water. Any personal items can be put in an airtight container for 48 hours to suffocate the lice. Read more

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What do I do to get rid of lice quickly?

Special shampoo: Special shampoos, some available over the counter, are generally very effective in removing the lice infestation. Read the directions carefully- some require a second shampoo about a week later. Some say mayonnaise, olive oil or butter rubbed into the hair is effective, but there are no supporting scientific studies on these forms of treatment. Read more

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How did you get rid of lice with home remedies?

Lice remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. Read more

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What are some home remedies to get rid of lice?

Need special shampoo: A medicinal shampoo, such as nix, (permethrin) is needed to kill lice and their offspring. There are several over-the-counter products to choose from. The key is to get rid of the eggs and kill the hatched lice before they reproduce. If any eggs survive (they are on hairs, near the scalp), the cycle just begins all over again. Without nix, (permethrin) one must pick off every egg and crush every louse to cure the problem. Read more

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What are some effective ways to get rid of lice?

Manual Labor: Lice have been becoming very resistant lately to normal treatments, like rid and nix (permethrin). Even to prescription lindane. Some of the newer Permethrin free remedies like lice md and ovid offer alternatives that will sometimes work. However, nothing helps more than spending the hours with the nit loosening gel and that little comb getting out every nit and louse you can find, then repeating it daily. Read more

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What are some ways to naturally get rid of lice?

Smother/remove eggs: A stout vinegar preparation like pickling or cider vinegar can be used to rinse the hair repeatedly & this can loosen the egg casings that must be combed out with a nit comb. Smothering the living lice by covering the scalp with baby oil or vasaline & a bathing cap for 8-12 hour can suffocate the lice. If both agents don't get all the lice you can then try the more toxic preparations. Read more

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What can I do help my sister get rid of her lice?

What can I do help my sister get rid of her lice?

Depends: There are many ways to get rid of head lice, some chemical and some physical. The physical methods usually include someway of suffocating the lice with a physical agent. People have used many home remedies - some with success and there are other physical agents like cetaphil. Chemical agents include otc meds - pyrethrins, permethrins and prescriptions - malathion, benzyl alcohol and others. Read more

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How do you get crabs lice and what's the treatment?

Sexual transmission: The crab louse is usually transmitted sexually. It is most common in teenagers and young adults. It can also be acquired from fomites, such as contaminated clothing, towels, and linens. Acquisition from toilet seats is unlikely. It is commonly treated with a topical pediculocide, such as 1% Permethrin cream or a pyrethrin. Read more

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How do u get rid of lice if you had it for 5 years?

Lice for 5 years: You need to consult your doctor for an examination and discussion about the lice. Five years of infection is a major problem. Be sure to follow medical advice closely and avoid re-infection. Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more