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How long will it take to get rid of a lice infestation with rubbing alcohol?

How long will it take to get rid of a lice infestation with rubbing alcohol?

Unlikely to help: Once the lice sense water or a toxic material they can hibernate without breathing for 18 hours. Unless you use prescription benzyl alcohol, a special alcohol designed for this use, you are unlikely to succeed. Daily washing with a stout pickling vinegar will loosen the eggs, and may kill some lice, but you may need to invest in a Rx or OTC product. ...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


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Can someone tell me how long will it take to end a lice infestation with rubbing alcohol?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to end a lice infestation with rubbing alcohol?

Long time: I don't think rubbing alcohol is strong enough to kill lice. If you had short hair and carefully removed all the lice and nits it might work. But I would recommend a prescription lice product (and removal of all nits). Best to treat again in 8 or 9 days to be sure. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a lice infestation?

How can I get rid of a lice infestation?

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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What should I do to get rid of a bad lice infestation?

What should I do to get rid of a bad lice infestation?

See you doctor: If you have not already done so, you should be seeing your doctor. Often when lice infestation is severe, multiple treatments must be employed simultaneously. These include prescription creams/lotions, pills and a nit comb. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Not for sure: Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you have bets also do it for them. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy to get rid of head / body lice?

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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What are effective natural remedies for body lice? Will shaving all hair get rid of all lice?

Body lice: You can usually get rid of body lice by cleaning yourself and any personal belongings that may be contaminated. Wash infested bedding, clothing and towels with hot, soapy water — at least 130 f (54 c) — and dry them at high heat for at least 20 minutes.
Items that can't be washed may be sealed in a plastic bag for two weeks. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a pubic lice infestation?

Avoid: Avoid contact, clothing, and bedding of someone who has pubic lice. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting lice if my dorm had a huge lice infestation?

Hygiene: There is always a chance that you will get lice if you are in the dorm, probably the best prevention is good personal hygiene and shampoo often. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of head lice in a child?

How long does it take to get rid of head lice in a child?

One treatment: Generally, one treatment (shampoo, nit comb, hair accessory/brush cleaning and linen/bedding change) should be sufficient to rid one of lice. However, reoccurrence is common due to re-infection from improper cleaning of accessories, brushes or linens. ...Read more

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How long does it take a child to get rid of head lice?

Less than a week.: Now many head lice are resistant to our traditional therapies. Cheap method which works is to apply gold listerine to the scalp x 1 hour and cover with shower cap. Then apply househould vinegar and comb through the entire head using sections of 10-20 hairs to remove all nits or eggs. Leave the vinegar x 1 hour then wash. Repeat in 1 wk.
New study showed oral Ivermectin works well. Need an rx! ...Read more

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How long does it take after nix, (permethrin) to get rid of head lice in a child?

Nix (permethrin) is not...: ...My favorite treatment, as many strains of head lice are now resistant to it. Elimite cream (applied to dry hair & left on overnight under shower cap) works better, although not officially approved for that indication. Malathion (ovide lotion) works fastest, but stinks, and is flammable! Kwell shampoo also works fast (repeat in 1 week), but like nix, (permethrin) resistance is common. ...Read more

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How can we get rid of an infestation of lice at the school?

Send the infested...: ...Children home immediately, with instructions to parents to have them treated asap. Arrange for the rest of the kids to be screened as soon as possible by someone who knows what to look for. Send home all pillows, sleeping pads, etc. To be laundered. Ask all parents to inspect their kids' heads daily for any signs of nits for the next couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Trying to get rid of lice myself. Any tricks? Taking RID and combing every other day. Have for 5 months now. Any help? How long for it to go away?

Trying to get rid of lice myself. Any tricks? Taking RID and combing every other day. Have for 5 months now. Any help? How long for it to go away?

Nits vs Lice: Resistance to OTC lice remedies are increasing. It is important to note that persistence of nits do not imply persistence of infection. Treatment failure may also occur if proper precautions to prevent reinfections are not taken or approp. Application per manufactures's rec. Are not implemented. Please consult an in network physician for guidance on approach to therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a person get a pubic lice infestation from someone that shows no visible signs when using the shampoo?

Can a person get a pubic lice infestation from someone that shows no visible signs when using the shampoo?

Question confusing: In general, a person can catch lice from another person only if the second person has lice or eggs that can hatch. It doesn't matter whether or not the infested person shows visible signs of lice, but most lice-infested persons are itching a lot. This question is unclear and doesn't say which shampoo, who's using it, where it's being used, or why someone is getting shampooed. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for body lice?

Body lice treatment: Body lice mainly live in clothing. Destroy or carefully wash infected clothing in hot water (at least 130 degrees f), then machine dry using a hot cycle. You may need a prescription cream or wash containing permethrin, malathione, or benzyl alcohol. However, hygiene and washing clothes, bedding, and towels are usually enough. Http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/body-lice/overview. Html. ...Read more

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How to get rid of Head lice?

Wetcombing, medicine: There are several options for getting rid of head lice, including creams and liquids, wet combing (Wet the hair and add a lubricant, such as hair conditioner or cream rinse, vinegar, or olive oil, Comb every three to four days for two weeks AFTER you find any large, adult lice) and oral medicine (pills) Clothing, bedding, and towels used within 48 hours before treatment should be washed in hot wa ...Read more

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Any way to get rid of head lice?

HEAD LICE SHAMPOO: See your pcp who can prescribe head lice shampoo. It takes longer to get rid of nits even though lice are killed by shampoo because they are firmly attached to hair shaft. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of lice nits?

Nit comb/vinegar: The nits (egg casings) are often hard to remove when a lice infestation is treated. Most otc products come with a fine tooth comb that helps. Another trick is soaking the hair in liberal amounts of vinegar. This weak acid seems to help dissolve the glue that holds the egg to the hair. ...Read more

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What works to get rid of head lice?

Not always easy: Nix (permethrin) cream rinse and kwell shampoo do not work consistently. Elimite cream (left on all night) is reported to be effective but is not officially approved for head lice. Malathion lotion is effective, but stinks and is flammable. Oral Ivermectin works, but requires a doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of hair lice?

Medicated shampoos &: Shampoos containing pyrethrin (rid, others) or Permethrin (nix) are usually the first option used to combat lice infestations. These work best if you follow the directions very closely. This is the easy part. Decontaminating your home (bedding, hats, furniture) can be a bit or work. See:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lice/ds00368. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my childs head lice?

How to get rid of my childs head lice?

Also: Resistance has developed to several of the treatments that contain pediculocides like pyrethrins, permethrin, & lindane. Resistance varies in different areas, so check with your pediatrician to see what is working in your area. Some older products like lindane are no longer recommended because of their toxicity. Some of the new products contain novel non drug agents to overcome resistance issues. ...Read more

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How can I treat and get rid of head lice?

Anti-Lice Shampoo: Use anti-lice shampoo and repeat in 7 dys.8 hours after using the shampoo, work on nits. Remove nits by backcombing with a fine-tooth comb or pulling out individually. Head does not need to be shaved to cure lice. Nits can live for 2 weeks. Vacuum your child's room. Soak combs/brushes for 1 hour in anti-lice solution. Wash sheets, blankets, stuff animal in hot water or seal in plastic bag x 2wk. ...Read more

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Can we get rid of lice by cutting our hair?

Lice treatment: Shaving the head is an effective means of eradicating lice; however, for cosmetic reasons, it is an undesirable option. There are numerous otc medications available to treat lice. Newer prescription ones are very expensive, if available at all. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of head lice in an adult?

How can I get rid of head lice in an adult?

Same as in kids: Several effective treatments. Main thing is to treat contacts and clothing to not spread them to others. ...Read more

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How do you permanently get rid of head lice?

Head 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 to get rid of lice and nits permanently?

How to get rid of lice and nits permanently?

Prescription shampoo: They are resistant to over the counter remedies so you need to get prescription drugs like spinosad to treat it. Bites are very resistant so you need to do nite comb with special metal comb frequently and remove them manually as many as you can. Wash all clothing and bed sheets with hot water and dry them with high heat. Leave the bigger item in plastic bag for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Head lice how to get rid of once and for all?

Treat & avoid kids: Head lice are a human only parasite that transfers easily in shared headgear, scarves, crowded settings, etc. & show up when kids get together. They are seldom noticed when they first infest a kid, but scratching leads to closer inspection & the egg casings show attached to hairs. Treating the kid/headgear can stop the current event, but a permanent exclusion requires avoiding further human contact. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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