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Can You Use A Microwave To Kill Lice In A Stuffed Animal
Yes: Lice need a host to survive, and typically won't live longer than 1-2 days on an inanimate object. They won't survive temperature extremes, so microwaving or just washing in hot water in the washing machine should do the trick. Be careful with the microwave however; if there are plastic components or materials within the stuffed animal, microwaving could cause release of noxious materials. ...Read more
For a proper lice removal. Use a product which kills lice and its eggs (nits).
even 3 days of proper use put shampoo and wait for 4 hrs. Then rinse
after that comb with a fine tooth comb to remove the dead nits
if other family members have it they should all be treated at the some time
you may repeat this weekly for 3 times
use RC spray on the bedding and furniture to kill the remaining eggs ...Read more
Do OTC treatments still work to kill head lice, or is there resistance and you must use prescription medication? What medicine do you use?
Yes OTC RID: Works when instructions are followed.Get a more detailed answer ›
How do I properly use permethrin cream rinse 5% 60 MG to kill lice? Can I wash my hair with shampoo after I rinse it? Should I add tea tree oil to it?
Follow directions: It sounds like you are using Elimite (permethrin). Use as shampoo and leave on for the recommended time period and then rinse and repeat 7-9 days later. Do not use other shampoos. Anyone suspected of having lice should be treated at the same time. There are weaker solutions for children and babies. Wash all clothing and bed linen in hot water. All the best. ...Read more
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
Don't use: Insecticide on yourself. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; 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. ...Read more
Lice: You are the second person to ask this question, so apparently there is information out there that I did not know concerning coconut oil and lice. As I said to previous patient, it won't hurt to try, but lice is very contagious so don't try too long before getting rid. ...Read more
See below: If the lice are caught in the straightener - yes, but more likely they will be near the scalp along with the eggs and the devise will likely not get that close (although the adjacent heat might work). Still I would say - not guaranteed. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes lice can be very resilient. You also can have families which re-infect each other. Try the prescription shampoo/ lotion and be sure to have each of your family members and/or pets checked and treated as well. Wash all linens in hot water and even try having the rugs in the house steam cleaned. Lice can infect and re-infect a family, and in some cases an extreme cleaning is needed. ...Read more
No, don't rely on: A relaxer. You need to use a pediculicides to kill the lice. It is best to use one that is strongly ovicidal - which means it also kills the eggs. ...Read more
Does having cold air conditioning running through house all night and day kill possible lice in house?
No, it won't: 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. ...Read more
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
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
What to do if I have lice on my head, so im hoping if I roll on the snow or stick my head on a pile of snow will kill them on my head?
That plan is not:
Likely to work. 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. ...Read more
Yes & no: Yes if the heat comes in direct contact but no it's not a reliable method of removing them. They usually scurry around at scalp level & are therefore not all trapped in a wad of hair being ironed. ...Read more
Chemical Tx: We use Malathion and permetrin topically and it is important to use a fine comb to remove all the nits. ...Read more
Probably not: Probably not, because many will be close to the scalp where the tongs will not be placed. ...Read more
Not a good choice: Once lice notice an environmental change, they can hibernate without breathing for up to 18 hours. This agent would kill by immersion or inhalation. This material might kill a few active lice but is unlikely to effect the egg casings. The risk of accidental ignition and a serious burn would make this a poor choice. Several over the counter products are available. ...Read more
Not by themselves.:
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
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
Not really: If you want to kill lice, then you will need a shampoo that has a chemical insecticide in it. It is possible to eradicate lice without using one, but it would require great dedication to check the whole scalp daily for live insects, and comb the hair strand by strand to remove the tiny white eggs (nits). The over-the-counter medicated shampoos are very safe, and I think they are a wiser choice. ...Read more
The Lice ; nits: Are right at the scalp. So, you would most likely injure yourself significantly with this approach. ...Read more
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
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair ; massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular ; you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more
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