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Need doc opinions! I am trying to get rid of lice, which hair bleach is the most effective on killing lice?

Need doc opinions! I am trying to get rid of lice, which hair bleach is the most effective on killing lice?

Lice treatment...: Many lice medications are available "over-the-counter" at local drug stores. Each over-the-counter product approved by the fda for the treatment of head lice contains one of the following active ingredients.
Pyrethrins (a-200, pronto, r&c, rid, triple x) and Permethrin (nix). If crawling lice are still seen after a full course of treatment contact your health care provider. ...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 it safe to use rid lice killing shampoo and gel while 8 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to use rid lice killing shampoo and gel while 8 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Applications of a variety of agents to the skin surface during pregnancy are considered safe if the active drug is not absorbed into the blood in significant amounts. The 1% Permethrin in this product fits this description. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la

My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la

Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you really have scabies, ivermectin pills are a single dose with one more dose 2 weeks later. Permethrin cream is used once all over the skin, then repeated in 1 or 2 weeks. All contacts are treated, even if not itchy. From first treatment to absence of ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lice?

How can I get rid of lice?

Ulesfia: It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of lice?

Pediculocide: The use of a pediculocide with nit killing properties like the prescription Ovide should take care of it for you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of lice fast?

How to get rid of lice fast?

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. Wash > ...Read more

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How to get rid of lice quickly?

Lindane: Application of Lindane Shampoo and lotion for the scalp. ...Read more

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Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Yes, that may help: Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lice naturally?

Salt water bathing: The only natural way to get rid of lice is regular (several times per day) swimming in salt water making sure the head gets soaked with the salt water. You can comb out lice but no natural product will get rid of them. Remember to wash your sheets, sterilize your house and take care of other family members at the same time. ...Read more

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Does combing alone get rid of lice?

Unlikely to happen: Combing with a fine toothed lice comb can remove some of the egg casings from the hair shafts. However, the lice are mobile and elusive. Some form of treatment to get the hatched lice will be necessary. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lice completely?

Clean your surrounds: The biggest issue with lice is the ones that aren't on your body when you undergo treatment. Wash bedding and clothes in hot water. Any personal items can be put in an airtight container for 48 hours to suffocate the lice. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of lice quickly?

Special shampoo: Special shampoos, some available over the counter, are generally very effective in removing the lice infestation. Read the directions carefully- some require a second shampoo about a week later. Some say mayonnaise, olive oil or butter rubbed into the hair is effective, but there are no supporting scientific studies on these forms of treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

Avoid contact: The best prevention is to avoid touching anyone who has them. Those already infested need treatment with one of several topical or oral medications; see a doctor. ...Read more

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How did you get rid of lice with home remedies?

Lice remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, 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

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What are some home remedies to get rid of lice?

Need special shampoo: A medicinal shampoo, such as nix, (permethrin) is needed to kill lice and their offspring. There are several over-the-counter products to choose from. The key is to get rid of the eggs and kill the hatched lice before they reproduce. If any eggs survive (they are on hairs, near the scalp), the cycle just begins all over again. Without nix, (permethrin) one must pick off every egg and crush every louse to cure the problem. ...Read more

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What are some effective ways to get rid of lice?

Manual Labor: Lice have been becoming very resistant lately to normal treatments, like rid and nix (permethrin). Even to prescription lindane. Some of the newer Permethrin free remedies like lice md and ovid offer alternatives that will sometimes work. However, nothing helps more than spending the hours with the nit loosening gel and that little comb getting out every nit and louse you can find, then repeating it daily. ...Read more

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What are some ways to naturally get rid of lice?

Smother/remove eggs: A stout vinegar preparation like pickling or cider vinegar can be used to rinse the hair repeatedly & this can loosen the egg casings that must be combed out with a nit comb. Smothering the living lice by covering the scalp with baby oil or vasaline & a bathing cap for 8-12 hour can suffocate the lice. If both agents don't get all the lice you can then try the more toxic preparations. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what gets rid of lice for good?

Lice tx: 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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What can I do help my sister get rid of her lice?

What can I do help my sister get rid of her lice?

Depends: There are many ways to get rid of head lice, some chemical and some physical. The physical methods usually include someway of suffocating the lice with a physical agent. People have used many home remedies - some with success and there are other physical agents like cetaphil. Chemical agents include otc meds - pyrethrins, permethrins and prescriptions - malathion, benzyl alcohol and others. ...Read more

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Can you advise for effectively getting rid of lice?

Can you advise for effectively getting rid of lice?

Lice treatment: Over the counter products for lice treatments are available, but can be toxic if used repeatedly. Some families have been successful smothering the lice with Cetaphil cleanser applied to dried hair, then dried with a hair dryer and washed the next day. Reinfestation will occur if nits are not completely removed and bedding/clothing/brushes are not treated. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of lice if you had it for 5 years?

Lice for 5 years: You need to consult your doctor for an examination and discussion about the lice. Five years of infection is a major problem. Be sure to follow medical advice closely and avoid re-infection. ...Read more

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What home remedies to get rid of lice actually work?

What home remedies to get rid of lice actually work?

Home remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, 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

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Can someone tell me how people get rid of lice fast?

Can someone tell me how people get rid of lice fast?

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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What does lice look like and how do I get rid of it?

What does lice look like and how do I get rid of it?

Lice shampoo!: Lice are small, ovoid insects that are visible to the naked eye. They vary in color. They can be curable, but it takes some work. See your doctor for diagnosis and proper medication. Your doctor will give you instructions how to use the medication, what to look for, and how to recheck to make sure the infestation is gone. Please see the link: www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment. Html. ...Read more

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The easiest, quickest way to get rid of lice permanently?

The easiest, quickest way to get rid of lice permanently?

Shave off hair: Perhaps a little flippant, but the only "permanent" way to get rid of lice is to shave your head. Since most of us won't do that, there are other options you can employ to make sure you don't get it back. Wash all head and hair accessories on hot, or soak in alcohol. Clean fabrics such as couches after exposure. And don't share hats! Avoid trying on helmets in stores. Check hair frequently. ...Read more

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How to get rid of lice by tonight, on an adult and a child?

Head lice: Licenex is a powerful, all-natural product that kills lice and their nits on contact. No more combing through hair picking out individual lice and washing with chemical shampoos. Licenex can even be used as a spray for your furniture, and mixed with your laundry for your clothes and bedding, to give you a whole-house solution. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of lice for good?

Cetaphil: Using cetaphil lotion on the hair and then blow drying it is an excellent way to get rid of head lice. Check out www. Nuvoforhealice. Com or ehow. Com for detailed instructions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get? Rid of lice that won't go away?

Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more

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What to do if I got lice from a friend, how do I get rid of it?

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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Pediculosis (Definition)

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