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Using Listerine To Kill 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
When treating for scabies, do clothes have to be washed in boiling water to kill them? Or will hot water from washing machine kill them?
Hot water fine: Washing in hot water is sufficient to rid the clothes of the insect. For items that can't be washed for some reason, bag in a plastic garbage bag, seal it tight and leave items for at least three days. The insect cannot survive off the human longer than this, so that kills them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looks that way.: I am not familiar with this product but sterizar hand foamer, clorox hand sanitizing spray and germstar noro, and all claim to be effective against the norovirus. ...Read more
No: No, not on a regular basis. First, in most cases, mouth washes are not essential, and second, if you feel it necessary, there are much better products out there already. Discuss this with your own dentist who would be more aware of the health of you mouth and your dental needs. ...Read more
Effectiveness....: If you are using an antiseptic mouth rinse to control bacteria and other microorganisms in your mouth and you rinse right after with water, you are weakening its effect and somewhat defeating the purpose. The most important thing to do is to brush and floss properly after meals and limit your intake of refined sugars and sticky starch foods. Rinses are secondary. Find one you like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: Please check with the manufacturer of your phone to see if the bleach will harm any coatings, screens, etc. The manufacturers usually tell you what you can clean the phone with safely. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by themselves.: Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/" put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is lysol spray safe to use on clothes fabrics like cotton? I used to disinfect germs. Will it ruin color or fabric?
Don't know: "Using Lysol Safely -Lysol Fabric Mist can be sprayed onto pillows, mattresses and other bedding materials. Allow the bedding to dry completely before contact with skin." Per: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/can-use-lysol-blankets-101504.html ...Read more
Not really.: This would be a solid extra precaution, but not acutely necessary, given that the spray killed it. Consistent washing, and thorough drying are very important, as is changing socks/clothes daily. Use of gyms, etc. Can reintroduce athlete's foot so the above steps are crucial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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