Doctor insights on: Is it important to remove old lice eggs from hair
Lice eggs: Lice eggs need warmth to hatch. So all nits on the hair less than an inch from the scalp should be removed. Beyond an inch, the nits have either hatched or contain unhatchable eggs. However, for cosmetic reasons, remove the nits as they cause white specks that are easily visible especially on black hair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Head lice eggs are laid at scalp level by sexually mature lice. You can have lice for ~10 days before they start laying& they are tiny & hard to see. You cannot assume that a casual mature louse laid one egg and then committed suicide. If it is there & really a nit, it means trouble. If you treated &just have a nit left over from prior infestation, just get rid of the nit & retreat if lice return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try olive oil: Try applying olive oil to hair- cover with a plastic shower cap and leave in over night. This will loosen the nit (egg) glue. The oil will also suffocate the adult lice. Use a metal nit comb to remove the nits. You will need to comb out a small amount of hair at a time. ...Read more
I m farida. I have head egg lice which is sticky to my hair and doesn't go since long years. Please help me with simple home remedies?
Nit comb/vinegar: Some find that a strong solution of pickling or apple cider vinegar can help loosen the bond the nit (lice egg) has to hair. Rinsing the hair in this solution followed by combing with a fine comb can help. Another product may be needed to kill the lice, but this can help with the eggs. ...Read more
Do I have lice? I have a type of bug living in my hair that looks like lice but there are no visible eggs, nobody else in the house has caught them, and I never have combed out more than 20 bugs every few days with a metal lice comb. Most of the time my h
This: This is very challenging to answer without a clinical picture and seeing in person. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. They can examine you and look for nits in your hair. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Depends: Head lice are hard to see. It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs. The eggs are glued to the hair. However, if there are eggs visible, there are likely living lice on the scalp. They could transfer in a hug, or on shared hats/scarves/combs or brushes. ...Read more
Hi doctors I have a big problem, how to spend the lice and their eggs (louses) in the hair? Please help me.
I have bugs in my hair and they are way too tiny to be lice. They are white in Colour but no eggs found in my scalp. What are they??
Below: Impossible to give a DX without an exam. ...Read more
Eggs or comedones: Tiny bumps at the base of hairs can be lice eggs or comedones. Comedones are the clumps of skin cells that plug skin pores and follicles, causing acne. A doctor can decide whether they're eggs or not. Of course, one can have both at the same time. A comedone tends to have the hair right in the middle of it, but an egg is usually glued on the side of a hair (look with a magnifier). Any live lice? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wouldn't advise it: If you use vinegar (regular, apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar)as a hair rinse it will soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair & it will separate easier from the shaft. A fine tooth nit come is helpful for this process. It can be repeated daily for a week & may kill active bugs too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubt it will work: Active lice lay their eggs at the scalp line. You will see some further out because the hair grows out with the incubating egg attached. You are bound to miss some. Soaking your hair in a pickling vinegar to loosen the attachment and combing the eggs out with a fine nit comb works well ...Read more
Not always. Depends: On pediculicide used. The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in the window when the eggs have hatched into nymphs but are not yet hatching new eggs. There are however, some pediculicides which are strongly ovicidal. ...Read more
It depends on where:
They are in their life cycle when they get onto your head. There are adult males and females and only the females lay eggs. Check out this link to the life cycle of head lice:
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