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How do you get rid of nits-head lice?

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)

Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice) is a parasite that can affect humans & can betransmitted two ways. The most common is direct person to person contact. The second way is vector transmission – from a contaminated ...Read more


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How to get rid of nit eggs?

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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How does one get rid of nit eggs?

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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What is the best way to get rid of nit eggs?

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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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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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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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?

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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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?

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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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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