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How Do I Get Rid Of Lice Eggs
Elbow grease: Medications are effective to varying degrees in killing lice and lice eggs(nits), but the eggs are cemented the the hair shaft. They can be removed with 'nit combs' or by hand. You can even hire professional 'nitpickers' (really!) . Schools usually have 'no nit' policies, but old nits do not not necessarily signify an active or contagious infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lice are not nice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix 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
My daughter keeps getting head lice from school I have tryed lice shampoo and even mayo but can not get rid of them I do not see any eggs or nits?
Salt water bathing: The only natural way to get rid of lice is regular (several times per day) swimming in salt water making sure the head gets soaked with the salt water. You can comb out lice but no natural product will get rid of them. Remember to wash your sheets, sterilize your house and take care of other family members at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lice: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds 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
Shave off hair: Perhaps a little flippant, but the only "permanent" way to get rid of lice is to shave your head. Since most of us won't do that, there are other options you can employ to make sure you don't get it back. Wash all head and hair accessories on hot, or soak in alcohol. Clean fabrics such as couches after exposure. And don't share hats! avoid trying on helmets in stores. Check hair frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know what's the quickest way to get rid of lice. Any type of medicine or any type of technique?
OTC shampoo: There are several otc shampoos available at most pharmacies. Make sure you purchase one that kills the eggs too. Follow the directions closely, make sure all close family members, bedmates, etc. Are also treated at the same time. All bed clothing, towels, etc. Have to be washed thoroughly before being used after your treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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