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What are some home remedies for getting rid of nits?

What are some home remedies for getting rid of nits?

Vinegar rinces: Some suggest various forms of vinegar used daily for a week as a thorough hair wash.The mildly acidic solution does seem to help loosen the nits from the hair & mature lice don't like it.Pickling vinegar is the strongest. If this fails you can always use an otc product like nix (permethrin). ...Read more

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Head Lice (Definition)

Also known as pediculus humanus capitis, head lice are tiny parasites that feed on the scalp. It usually affects children and results in an itchy head. Head lice is very contagious and the most common method of transmission ...Read more


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What's the best home remedy for getting rid of head lice?

What's the best home remedy for getting rid of head 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. Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). ...Read more

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If I have head lice is there any way i could get rid of them with any kind home home remedy could you give me some home remedy advise

Possibly: Some have a variable response with a stout vinegar preparation (apple cider or pickling vinegar) applied to dry hair as a thorough wash & soak followed by combing out the nits with a fine comb.Several daily applications are often necessary. If this is not successful you can use the otc lice products. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for head lice?

What is the best treatment for head lice?

Thorough de-lousing!: With head lice, wash the hair with shampoo containg lice killing medication, usually malathion. That should kill lice but not all the eggs (nits). Wash all bedding and clothing with hot water & detergent to kill lice/eggs. Comb hair with nit comb twice daily for two weeks to prevent recurrence. Check: center for disease control's website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Html. ...Read more

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I have head lice. What is the best treatment for this?

Nix (permethrin) or Rid: I'd start with a basic otc product like nix (permethrin) cream rinse or rid. Used as directed, they are generally effective when used in conjunction with daily combing with a nit comb. You don't need to fumigate your home, but i would clean brush/comb with boiling water, wash and dry bedding/ clothing (hot dryer). Items that can't be launder and dried on hot should go into a bag for 2 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could happen if you leave head lice treatment in your head overnight?

Depends: There are various treatments for head lice, mostly with different types of insecticides. It is always important to follow the instructions of the medicine you were prescribed in order to optimize your results and to avoid potential side effects. Some compounds are derived from chrysanthemums , namely permethrin. If you are allergic to the flowers, have asthma or a pregnant discuss this with md. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe, but effective, treatment for head lice?

Anyone know what is a safe, but effective, treatment for head lice?

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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How is head lice treated? What is the most reliable treatment for symptoms of head lice? .

Resource material.: This would require a lenghty answer. Please check this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/head-lice/ds00953. ...Read more

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Does head lice treatment lighten dyed hair?

Does head lice treatment lighten dyed hair?

Head lice: If you use rid or another over the counter treament, you only use it once, rinse and comb out hair. Some repeat in a week. I have not seen it change the color of peoples hair, but call you colorist. ...Read more

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What's the safest, effective treatment for a 4 year old with head lice?

Medication: There are medications available including otc that appear safe and are effective. Some old home r5emedies do not work and can be dangerous. ...Read more

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