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How can I get rid of lice completely?
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Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mehul SHETH
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Bye Bye Lice
Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice.
A pediculicide is usually used. There are over the counter products like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription medications like lindane or malathion. You work carefully through the hair and remove the individual nits. You can purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If >>.

In brief: Bye Bye Lice
Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice.
A pediculicide is usually used. There are over the counter products like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription medications like lindane or malathion. You work carefully through the hair and remove the individual nits. You can purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
there are any nits after 7 to 10 days – a second pediculicide treatment may be needed. 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. Marsha Davis
A repeat treatment or cutting long hair is sometimes needed too.
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