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How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

Head Lice: Lice is a common parasite that is treated with special medications. There are over the counter and prescription medications that if taken properly, will cure the condition. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Body lice (pediculus humanus corporis) are similar to head lice. These are tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and can spread certain infections. Generally these are found in the homeless or those who are ...Read more


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Please tell me will vacuuming hair get rid of head lice?

No: It would have little to no effect at all. The mature lice lay eggs in an egg casing that is glued to the hair and is often the hardest thing to remove during treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of head lice without spending any money?

Smother or shave: You can shave your head, or you can smother the lice by liberally covering your head with vaseline petroleum jelly and a shower cap overnight. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of head lice without medicated shampoo?

Is there a way to get rid of head lice without medicated shampoo?

Yes: There are many unproven methods you can try; mayonnaise, eucerin cream with a hair drier, tea tree oil, and many more you can find on the internet. The only fool proof method i know that doesn't involve medicines is to shave the head. Lice require a hair length of at least half and inch to lay their eggs (nits) and reproduce. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of head lice without prescription medicated shampoos?

Maybe: Some swear to effectiveness of a pickling vinegar used as a wash/rinse daily for a week. The acidic material loosens the nits, which should be removed by a nit comb.I suppose you could try, and go to an alternative treatment, if you were not happy with the results. ...Read more

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

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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What is the easiest and cheapest way to get rid of head lice that has involved the whole family?

Lice tx: 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 can my 10 year old get rid of head lice?

How can my 10 year old get rid of head lice?

Head lice: You can use over the counter like nix (permethrin) or rid to get rid of head luce. You need a fine comb to help him remove the nets. ...Read more

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What are the natural cures to get rid of head lice?

What are the natural cures to get rid of head lice?

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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How do you get rid of head lice on a human female when over the counters do not work?

See your doctor: Lice can be resistant to some treatments. Also, be seen by your doctor to ensure this is the true problem. If you have lice, there are prescription treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

Pediculosis is a condition in which a person has lice, a blood-feeding insect, on his or her body. Lice may be present in the head, body, or pubic area, and can be spread by contact between people. Itching ...Read more