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Doctor insights on: Using Listerine To Kill Lice

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I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?

I had a molar extracted a week ago I've been rinsing with salt water when can I start using Listerine?

Dilute the Mouthwash: You should be able to start using mouthwash at this point in time. However, I would suggest diluting it and using 1/2 warm water and 1/2 mouthwash. ...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 alcohol free listerine good for lice?

Is alcohol free listerine good for lice?

Listerine is not a: Treatment for lice. Tx 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 tx may be needed. ...Read more

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I am preganant and have been sleeping with Listerine on my hair because I heard it prevents you from getting lice is it safe during pregnancy?

I am preganant and have been sleeping with Listerine on my hair because I heard it prevents you from getting lice is it safe during pregnancy?

Not intended: Listerine is a mouth wash not a lice repellant, maintain good hygiene, all the members of house hold see the family doctor to get rid of lice and fumigate the house to eliminate from beds. Furniture etc in order, not to get reinfected ...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 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

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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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Could listerine kill bacteria from oral sex?

Could listerine kill bacteria from oral sex?

Don't expect using: Listerine after the fact to protect you from becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease. Abstinence is the only sure way not to get an infection. Protection can also be used with oral sex. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the counter products to kill lice?

Nix (permethrin): There are over the counter lotions and shampoos that contain 1% Permethrin (nix) that work well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lice on my head, so im hoping if I roll on the snow or stick my head on a pile of snow will kill them on my head?

That plan is not: Likely to work. 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. ...Read more

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Can coloring your hair kill lice?

Can coloring your hair kill lice?

No: No product or method destoys all of the eggs and hatched lice with single treatment. There are treatments which include chemicals, natural products, combs, shaving, hot air, and silicone-based lotions. All effective treatments require a two-fold process of killing both the adult lice and the eggs. Generally the eggs (nits) need to be manually picked off 1 by 1 in order to ensure all are removed. ...Read more

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Would insecticide help kill lice?

Would insecticide help kill lice?

Don't use: Insecticide on yourself. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; 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. ...Read more

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Does coconut oil kill lice on body?

Does coconut oil kill lice on body?

Lice: You are the second person to ask this question, so apparently there is information out there that I did not know concerning coconut oil and lice. As I said to previous patient, it won't hurt to try, but lice is very contagious so don't try too long before getting rid. ...Read more

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Can I use coconut oil to kill lice?

No: Lice treatments like rid®, a-200®, pronto®, clear® are available over the counter that can be used along with wet combing. Retreat after 1 wk. ...Read more

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Does straightening your hair kill lice as well?

See below: If the lice are caught in the straightener - yes, but more likely they will be near the scalp along with the eggs and the devise will likely not get that close (although the adjacent heat might work). Still I would say - not guaranteed. ...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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Can you use a microwave to kill lice in a stuffed animal?

Yes: Lice need a host to survive, and typically won't live longer than 1-2 days on an inanimate object. They won't survive temperature extremes, so microwaving or just washing in hot water in the washing machine should do the trick. Be careful with the microwave however; if there are plastic components or materials within the stuffed animal, microwaving could cause release of noxious materials. ...Read more

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I can't seem to kill off the lice, should I try prescribed malathion lotion?

I can't seem to kill off the lice, should I try prescribed malathion lotion?

Yes: Sometimes lice can be very resilient. You also can have families which re-infect each other. Try the prescription shampoo/ lotion and be sure to have each of your family members and/or pets checked and treated as well. Wash all linens in hot water and even try having the rugs in the house steam cleaned. Lice can infect and re-infect a family, and in some cases an extreme cleaning is needed. ...Read more

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I am black and have lice, I used a treatment but will a relaxer kill any remaining lice?

No, don't rely on: A relaxer. You need to use a pediculicides to kill the lice. It is best to use one that is strongly ovicidal - which means it also kills the eggs. ...Read more

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I'm black and have lice. Have used a treatment but will a relaxer kill any remaining lice?

I wouldn't: Count on it. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. ...Read more

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Does having cold air conditioning running through house all night and day kill possible lice in house?

No, it won't: 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. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

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