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How can I kill lice and eggs naturally?

How can I kill lice and eggs naturally?

Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. ...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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Is there a good way to kill lice eggs?

Is there a good way to kill lice eggs?

Vinegar wash: 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 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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How to kill head lice and most importantly the eggs?

How to kill head lice and most importantly the eggs?

Chemical Tx: We use Malathion and permetrin topically and it is important to use a fine comb to remove all the nits. ...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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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

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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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If I put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

If I put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

Not appropriate: Lice medication is over the counter and has multiple names. See your drugstore. If you are uncertain about the diagnosis see your doctor and she will prescribe medication for you with detailed instructions regarding your clothing, sheets, towels, and laundry in general as well as your household. It is infectious and contagious. ...Read more

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How to remove head egg lice?

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 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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I've tried every possible lice medicine and visited doctors yet no kind of medication is helping, and the eggs are more common than lice, what to do?

Several things: If you rinse your hair daily with copious amounts of a stiff vinegar, (pickling vinegar does well), this can loosen the eggs attachment to hair. Combing the eggs out with a nit comb will then have more success. If you do that for a week & then try the OTC product it may work better. If not there are some prescription meds for the resistant lice. ...Read more

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What colour are pubic lice eggs?

Usually, off white: Most lice eggs or nits appear off-white against dark pubic hair, appear somewhat triangular, and are attached to the hair shaft. They may be hard to see in very fair individuals. A nit comb may be helpful in looking for them. ...Read more

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What's the best lice eggs glue remover in 2017?

I like vinegar: A stout vinegar like apple cider or pickling vinegar are mild acidic fluids that help dissolve the bonds between the hair & the nit. Using it as a daily rinse followed by combing out with a metal nit comb will usually do the job. There is conflicting reports that the vinegar may also kill living lice. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lice eggs to develop?

Lice: These nits, or lice eggs, hatch in about 7 to 12 days. Baby lice or nymphs are about the size of a pinhead when they hatch, and quickly mature into adult lice in about a 9 to 12 days. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end lice eggs please help!?

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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I have lice and only found 6 bugs... will I find any more bugs or eggs? I haven't found many bugs yet and have only been exposed for 3 days.

Lice: If you have seen one on you then you have more. Get seen and treated. Probably need to treat the whole family. After you have the medicine then wash bed coverings with hot water and bed clothes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lice eggs?

Elbow grease: Medications are effective to varying degrees in killing lice and lice eggs (nits), but the eggs are cemented the the hair shaft. They can be removed with 'nit combs' or by hand. You can even hire professional 'nitpickers' (really!). Schools usually have 'no nit' policies, but old nits do not not necessarily signify an active or contagious infection. ...Read more

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Got lice eggs for years, how do I get rid of them?

Lice are not nice: 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 long can undetected lice eggs remain attached on hair?

HEAD LICE: It will always be attached to the hair unless pulled out of the hair strand. Live ones presents with a click and dead ones are thinned out when crushed between fingernails. ...Read more

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I only found one egg in my hair, do I still need to treat my lice?

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 more

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Would it be considered 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 more

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No this lice eggs that will not come out of African American child?

No this lice eggs that will not come out of African American child?

Olive oil/ nit comb: Head lice nits can only best be removed using a metal nit comb. Try applying a liberal amount of olive oil- cover with a plastic hair cap and leave in over night. The olive oil will help to loosen the nit glue and also kill adult lice. Then use a metal nit comb to remove the nit- you will need to comb small amounts of hair at a time. ...Read more

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Is there anyway I can remove lice eggs without using a special nit comb?

Difficult at best: You can soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair by rinsing the hair with a stout vinegar. Apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar both seem to help. This can help loosen the nit and make it easier to remove. The problem is the number and location. They are laid at the scalp, but elevate as the hair grows ~1/2 inch/mo. If you miss one, it can hatch and establish a new infestation. ...Read more

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Intense head itch, bilaterally. No lice or eggs. History of sensitive skin.?

Intense head itch, bilaterally. No lice or eggs. History of sensitive skin.?

Scalp dermatitis: Could be another condition causing a scalp dermatitis, such as seborrhea dermatitis, which can also cause flaking of skin and dandruff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having a hard time getting lice eggs out of my kids hair it's very coily?

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

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How are the brown head lice eggs and the white one distinguished from each other?

Developmental stage: Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. After hatching the shell may be wrinkled and yellow or white. Nits adhere to hairs, unlike dandruff. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Are pubic lice eggs brown?

Are pubic lice eggs brown?

Yes: The lice and the nits both tend to be dark brown. There are white nits which are often associated with a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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