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

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

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 kill head lice and most importantly the eggs?

Chemical Tx: We use Malathion and permetrin topically and it is important to use a fine comb to remove all the nits. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could straightening tongs kill nit eggs and lice?

Can you help? Could straightening tongs kill nit eggs and lice?

Probably not: Probably not, because many will be close to the scalp where the tongs will not be placed. ...Read more

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What is the best way of getting rid of head lice eggs?

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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Doctors can you tell me how often should you check for nits and lice eggs after two/three days of treating it?

7 to 10 days: Daily inspections & nit removal is required for 7 to 10 days after treatment. ...Read more

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How to get reed of dead head lice eggs?

How to get reed of dead head lice eggs?

Various methods: Many find soaking the hair with a stout vinegar will loosen the eggs from the hair. A nit comb (fine tooth) can then remove them a bit easier. Several treatments may be needed. ...Read more

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Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Depends: Head lice are hard to see. It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs. The eggs are glued to the hair. However, if there are eggs visible, there are likely living lice on the scalp. They could transfer in a hug, or on shared hats/scarves/combs or brushes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have killed the head lice are the eggs dead as well?

Not always. Depends: On pediculicide used. The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in the window when the eggs have hatched into nymphs but are not yet hatching new eggs. There are however, some pediculicides which are strongly ovicidal. ...Read more

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How long after head lice get onto my head would they start laying the eggs/nits?

How long after head lice get onto my head would they start laying the eggs/nits?

It depends on where: They are in their life cycle when they get onto your head. There are adult males and females and only the females lay eggs. Check out this link to the life cycle of head lice:
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Is there anyway I can remove lice eggs without using a special nit comb?

Is there anyway I can remove lice eggs without using a special nit comb?

Difficult at best: You can soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair by rinsing the hair with a stout vinegar. Apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar both seem to help. This can help loosen the nit and make it easier to remove. The problem is the number and location. They are laid at the scalp, but elevate as the hair grows ~1/2 inch/mo. If you miss one, it can hatch and establish a new infestation. ...Read more

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How are the brown head lice eggs and the white one distinguished from each other?

Developmental stage: Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. After hatching the shell may be wrinkled and yellow or white. Nits adhere to hairs, unlike dandruff. ...Read more

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I want to kill head lice but have no money to buy the stuff?

Try Vinegar: Some believe that several days of washing the hair with a stout vinegar (apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar) will kill the lice. It does loosen the egg casings on the hair & allow their removal with a fine comb. An older method includes suffocation, where the hair is filled with baby oil & covered with a shower cap for 12-18 hours. Lice can hold their breath for extended periods. ...Read more

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If you put a cat or dog flea collar on a girl's ponytail, is that an effective way to kill head lice?

If you put a cat or dog flea collar on a girl's ponytail, is that an effective way to kill head lice?

No!: Flea collars are designed to kill parasites that infest cats & dogs, not human head lice. Not only would it not work, but there is some evidence that the chemicals in flea collars might be toxic to children, particularly young ones. There are several effective fda-approved treatments for head lice; stick with those. ...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.

Bug: Why don't 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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I've used premethrin to kill the lice, but there are still nits on my eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair. Any quicker way to remove them besides a nitcomb?

I've used premethrin to kill the lice, but there are still nits on my eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair. Any quicker way to remove them besides a nitcomb?

Nit comb necessary: Removing nits with a nit comb is essential. The Permethrin may have to also be used twice, about 7 to 9 days apart. Typically, it is the failure to get the nits off the body with a comb that promotes failure. Lice do not survive off the body. There are cases of 'resistant' lice, but people need to be better about combing them off! ...Read more

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How can I kill lice and eggs naturally?

Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, 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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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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Can you kill lice eggs with tea tree oil?

Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are no scientific studies supporting these treatments. ...Read more

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If I put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

If I put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

Not appropriate: Lice medication is over the counter and has multiple names. See your drugstore. If you are uncertain about the diagnosis see your doctor and she will prescribe medication for you with detailed instructions regarding your clothing, sheets, towels, and laundry in general as well as your household. It is infectious and contagious. ...Read more

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Where do head lice come from?

Where do head lice come from?

Get: You get lice from someone else that has lice. Usually for head lice from comb, brush, hat, other head wear etc. ...Read more

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How to remove head lice naturally?

Lots of effort: There is a large movement to not coat the head with Permethrin or lindane due to potential neurotoxicity, and the risk is relevant. Non medicated products like licemd or ovid are effective, but nothing works better than the nit-loosening gel (ok, so it's not totally natural), the fine toothed comb, and lots of time and effort getting out all nits and lice. Then repeating the effort. ...Read more

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How common is head lice in the us?

How common is head lice in the us?

Endemic: More common on elementary age children. It will occur in pockets within a school or classroom. It will also occur in waves over time. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have head lice?

Lice Head: Mature head lice are approximately the size of a sesame seed, don't hop or jump and lay eggs called nits that stick to the hair shaft. Main symptoms are severe itching especially at night when they feed.
Due to this, scratch marks on the skin can be visible. You may also find swollen glands at the back of the ears
school nurses are very familiar with them.
You can consult your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more

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


Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

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