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What do I do about lice infestation?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Lice
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.

In brief: Lice
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Wash clothing or linens in HOT Water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in HOT water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture & your vehicles.
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
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In brief: See your doctor
If you have not already done so, you should be seeing your doctor. Often when lice infestation is severe, multiple treatments must be employed simultaneously.
These include prescription creams/lotions, pills and a nit comb. See your doctor.

In brief: See your doctor
If you have not already done so, you should be seeing your doctor. Often when lice infestation is severe, multiple treatments must be employed simultaneously.
These include prescription creams/lotions, pills and a nit comb. See your doctor.
Dr. John Ebner
Dr. John Ebner
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