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Do medicated shampoos work on kid lice?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: If you mean...
...Head lice, the only medicated shampoo for that is kwell, but it is banned in at least one state (california).
Nix (permethrin) cream rinse is reasonably effective. Elimite cream works better, although it is "off-label". Ovide lotion works well, but it stinks, and is flammable, so be careful.

In brief: If you mean...
...Head lice, the only medicated shampoo for that is kwell, but it is banned in at least one state (california).
Nix (permethrin) cream rinse is reasonably effective. Elimite cream works better, although it is "off-label". Ovide lotion works well, but it stinks, and is flammable, so be careful.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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