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How do you get rid of nits-head lice?

How do you get rid of nits-head lice?

Nit comb +: Several observers recommend a good rinse with a strong vinegar solution to lossen the nits from the hair shaft followed by a combing out with a special fine tooth nit comb. The vinegar rinse can be repeated as needed to get the hard to remove leftovers. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Head Lice (Definition)

Also known as pediculus humanus capitis, these are tiny parasites that feed on the scalp. Head lice is very contagious and the most common method of transmission ...Read more


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How to get rid of nit eggs?

How to get rid of nit eggs?

Patience: and a fine toothed comb. Really, it's a tedious chore, but essential to eliminating the chance of re-infestation. Newer medications available by Rx (Sklice) is the only treatment that kills the louse AND it's nits. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of nit eggs?

How does one get rid of nit eggs?

Comb/vinegar: Once you have treated the hair with whatever product you use you need to comb out the nits with a fine tooth nit comb.These often come with the lice products.When there is a lot of hair, some find that soaking the bulk with vinegar helps "unglue" the nits from the hair so they come out easier. A stout pickling vinegar works best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of nit eggs?

What is the best way to get rid of nit eggs?

Egg Removal: Work under a good light for proper illumination. Using a fine comb, go through the section from the scalp to the end of the hair. Dip the comb into a cup of water, then use a paper towel. Viable nits are usually laid close to the scalp but can be found anywhere on the hair shaft. ...Read more

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How to get rid of lice and nits permanently?

How to get rid of lice and nits permanently?

Prescription shampoo: They are resistant to over the counter remedies so you need to get prescription drugs like spinosad to treat it. Bites are very resistant so you need to do nite comb with special metal comb frequently and remove them manually as many as you can. Wash all clothing and bed sheets with hot water and dry them with high heat. Leave the bigger item in plastic bag for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How to get rid of Head lice?

How to get rid of Head lice?

Wetcombing, medicine: There are several options for getting rid of head lice, including creams and liquids, wet combing (Wet the hair and add a lubricant, such as hair conditioner or cream rinse, vinegar, or olive oil, Comb every three to four days for two weeks AFTER you find any large, adult lice) and oral medicine (pills) Clothing, bedding, and towels used within 48 hours before treatment should be washed in hot wa ...Read more

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Any way to get rid of head lice?

HEAD LICE SHAMPOO: See your pcp who can prescribe head lice shampoo.It takes longer to get rid of nits even though lice are killed by shampoo because they are firmly attached to hair shaft. ...Read more

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What works to get rid of head lice?

Not always easy: Nix (permethrin) cream rinse and kwell shampoo do not work consistently. Elimite cream (left on all night) is reported to be effective but is not officially approved for head lice. Malathion lotion is effective, but stinks and is flammable. Oral Ivermectin works, but requires a doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my childs head lice?

How to get rid of my childs head lice?

Also: Resistance has developed to several of the treatments that contain pediculocides like pyrethrins, permethrin, & lindane. Resistance varies in different areas, so check with your pediatrician to see what is working in your area. Some older products like lindane are no longer recommended because of their toxicity. Some of the new products contain novel non drug agents to overcome resistance issues. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of lice nits?

Nit comb/vinegar: The nits (egg casings) are often hard to remove when a lice infestation is treated.Most otc products come with a fine tooth comb that helps. Another trick is soaking the hair in liberal amounts of vinegar.This weak acid seems to help dissolve the glue that holds the egg to the hair. ...Read more

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How can I treat and get rid of head lice?

Anti-Lice Shampoo: Use anti-lice shampoo and repeat in 7 dys.8 hours after using the shampoo, work on nits. Remove nits by backcombing with a fine-tooth comb or pulling out individually. Head does not need to be shaved to cure lice.Nits can live for 2 weeks. Vacuum your child's room. Soak combs/brushes for 1 hour in anti-lice solution. Wash sheets, blankets, stuff animal in hot water or seal in plastic bag x 2wk. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of head lice in an adult?

How can I get rid of head lice in an adult?

Same as in kids: Several effective treatments. Main thing is to treat contacts and clothing to not spread them to others. ...Read more

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How do you permanently get rid of head lice?

Head lice: Tx 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. ...Read more

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Head lice how to get rid of once and for all?

Treat & avoid kids: Head lice are a human only parasite that transfers easily in shared headgear, scarves, crowded settings, etc. & show up when kids get together.They are seldom noticed when they first infest a kid, but scratching leads to closer inspection & the egg casings show attached to hairs.Treating the kid/headgear can stop the current event, but a permanent exclusion requires avoiding further human contact. ...Read more

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How do I tell her to get rid of her head lice?

HEAD LICE SHAMPOO: See your pcp who can prescribe head lice shampoo.It takes longer to get rid of nits even though lice are killed by shampoo because they are firmly attached to hair shaft. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of head lice in a dormitory?

Head lice: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html go to the above web site from the cdc that talks about head lice treatment. A very good article. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of this annoying head lice?

May require RX: Head lice are more common than most would care to admit. If you have already attempted otc medication, and the infestation continues, it may be time to consult a physician for a stronger prescription medication. Certainly useful is the meticulous removal of nits with a metal (not plastic) comb (brand name licemeister comb gets the best reviews). All family members should be treated at same time. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product to get rid of head lice?

We like lice md: It's otc. Sklice is a new rx med that has good data but depending on coverage it can be expensive. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of head lice in a large classroom?

Head Lice: When the whole classroom has head lice, they should be treated at the same time so that there will be no transfer to each other again. ...Read more