Top
10
Doctor insights on: Lice Shampoos

Share
1

1
Are lice shampoos potentially hazardous?

Are lice shampoos potentially hazardous?

Yes & no: Used appropriately these are not a problem. However, most available products are basically bug spray in liquid form or various alcohol preparations. They work by poisoning the lice. Leaving the med on too long, applying too often, inhaling the fumes etc increase the toxicity to the patient. Please follow directions & confer with your pcp if questions arise. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Body Lice (Definition)

Body lice (pediculus humanus corporis) are similar to head lice. These are tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and can spread certain infections. Generally these are found in the homeless or those who are ...Read more


3

3
What would happen if I used the lice shampoo more than the recommended once a week?

Toxicity: Lice treatments are basically insecticides and if over-used will cause not only skin irritation but can cause neurologic toxicity (damage to the central nervous system). Children are especially susceptible to this. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What are essential oils are used to make a lice shampoo?

Several used: The essential oils that tend to be in the majority of these types of lice treatment and/or prevention are: tea tree, rosemary, thyme, lavender, geranium, clove, and peppermint. ...Read more

7

7
What can you do to take care of side effects from lice shampoo?

Which: Which side effects? Which shampoo? Ask question again. No individual patient details please. General info only. ...Read more

8

8
What happens if you swallow lice shampoo?

Deliberate or: accidental? Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. I would encourage going to ER. ...Read more

9

9
What could happen if you swallow lice shampoo?

Call Poison Center: Right away. You can call 24/7 for free at 1-800-222-1222. Ensure that you have product information available when calling. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Rissmiller
323 doctors shared insights

Pediculosis (Definition)

Pediculosis is a condition in which a person has lice, a blood-feeding insect, on his or her body. Lice may be present in the head, body, or pubic area, and can be spread by contact between people. Itching ...Read more