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Could a flat iron kill head lice along with their eggs?

Could a flat iron kill head lice along with their eggs?

The Lice ; nits: Are right at the scalp. So, you would most likely injure yourself significantly with this approach. ...Read more

Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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Does head lice carry disease?

No: The body louse is a known carrier of disease but head lice are just a pest. ...Read more

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Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

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

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How are head lice spread?

How are head lice spread?

Contact: Sharing combs, headgear or sleeping or lying on same furniture. It is common to spread within a classroom or within a household.Each person needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could straightening tongs kill nit eggs and lice?

Probably not: Probably not, because many will be close to the scalp where the tongs will not be placed. ...Read more

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Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. ...Read more

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How to remove dead lice eggs at home?

How to remove dead lice eggs at home?

Vaccuum them up: Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture & your vehicles. ...Read more

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Can you get body lice from having head lice travel downwards?

Can you get body lice from having head lice travel downwards?

Yes: Can spread to neck area and can rarely self inoculate. Treatment is same topical medications. ...Read more

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How to remove head egg lice ?

Lice comb/vinegar: Many find pre-treatment of the hair with vinegar will loosen the glue like attachment of the nits to the hair.A fine tooth comb can then be used to remove the nits. Several treatments may be necessary. ...Read more

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How to remove lice and nits without a nit comb?

Nits & 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. Nit comb not required. 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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Can you kill lice eggs with tea tree oil?

Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are no scientific studies supporting these treatments. ...Read more

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How long of lice shampoo use would kill the lice?

Remove eggs: for a proper lice removal.use a product which kills lice and its eggs(nits). even 3 days of proper use put shampoo and wait for 4 hrs .then rinse after that comb with a fine tooth comb to remove the dead nits if other family members have it they should all be treated at the some time you may repeat this weekly for 3 times use RC spray on the bedding and furniture to kill the remaining eggs ...Read more

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How can we get lice nits out of medium length hair. Lice treatment stuff doesn't work.?

See link: This is a really good link: http://www.Askdrsears.Com/topics/childhood-illnesses/lice. Also see your doctor. If the nits are more than 1/4 inch away from the scalp they are probably dead and just need to be combed out. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Washing: Washing in hot boiling water should eradicate the bugswho can live in soft and spongy toys. ...Read more

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How can I kill lice and eggs effectivley?

How can I kill lice and eggs effectivley?

Treatment 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. Natural ...Read more

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Without fine tooth comb can we remove lice with plastic comb.?

Need Nit Comb: Medications used to treat head lice infestation are not 100% effective. While not mandatory, removal of nits (eggs) manually using a special comb is recommended to prevent re-infestation. Nits are very small, easily mistaken for dandruff; a regular fine-toothed comb is too wide to remove them. A 2nd treatment is recommended after 10 days. Combing helps but correct use of product is very important. ...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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Head Lice (Definition)

A condition in which hair gets infested with tiny parasites that feed on blood ...Read more


Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

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