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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How do you get rid of nits-head lice?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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How do you get rid of nits-head lice?

Nit comb +: Several observers recommend a good rinse with a strong vinegar solution to lossen the nits from the hair shaft followed by a combing out with a special fine tooth nit comb. The vinegar rinse can be repeated as needed to get the hard to remove leftovers. ...Read more

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Head Lice (Definition)

Head lice is a medical condition in which an individual is infected with lice, a parasite that lives on the skin surface next to hair. They lay eggs that become firmly attached to hair. Infection with lice causes itching. Lice is transmitted by direct contact with infected individuals, clothing, bed sheets, ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How to get rid of nit eggs?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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How to get rid of nit eggs?

Patience: and a fine toothed comb. Really, it's a tedious chore, but essential to eliminating the chance of re-infestation. Newer medications available by Rx (Sklice) is the only treatment that kills the louse AND it's nits. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How does one get rid of nit eggs?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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How does one get rid of nit eggs?

Medicated treatments: Head lice make egg nits which attach themselves to the hair shafts quite tightly. Nits comb can help remove many but difficult to rid all. Shaving off the hair provides instant and complete removal, but not practical for most folks. So, better solution is use nix or rid shampoo (otc) or prescription strength permethrine, ovide, lindane, resultz, zilactin, natroba are better alternatives. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What is the best way to get rid of nit eggs?

Dr. Stephen Friedman
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
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What is the best way to get rid of nit eggs?

Egg Removal: Work under a good light for proper illumination. Using a fine comb, go through the section from the scalp to the end of the hair. Dip the comb into a cup of water, then use a paper towel. Viable nits are usually laid close to the scalp but can be found anywhere on the hair shaft. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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How does one get rid of lice nits?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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How to get rid of lice and nits permanently?

Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
105K people helped
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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My hair is totally filled up with nits and lice.I am not having any chance to try different hair styles.So please help me to get rid of this problem?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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My hair is totally filled up with nits and lice.I am not having any chance to try different hair styles.So please help me to get rid of this problem?

Treatment 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

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Dr. Patricia Harkins
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
26 years in practice
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I'm suffering from head lice and nits since 12 years. I have tried mediker shampoo and oil but it's of no use. I need a proper remedy to get rid of it?

Dr. Patricia Harkins
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
26 years in practice
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Lice: You can sleep with your hair smothered in mayonnaise - that can suffocate them. You can get a prescription for Bactrim from your doctor. That kills the bacteria in the lice's gut, and in turn kills them. ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
4M people helped
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?

Then it is : Time to go see your pediatrician for help. To be sure it is head lice and possibly for a prescription ...Read more

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Dr. David Galbraith
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How to get rid of my childs head lice?

Dr. David Galbraith
Board Certified, Pediatrics
43 years in practice
183K people helped
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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