How can I get rid of a lice infestation?

Ulesfia. It's the latest, and probably the best, prescription medication for killing lice and eggs. But you must follow the directions to the letter.

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How long will it take to get rid of a lice infestation with rubbing alcohol?

Lice infestation. Alcohol may help loosen the lice and hte nits sometimes, but hte easiest way to do that is apply petroleum jelly and cover it up with a shower capand leave iton for 12-18 hours and then have funn washing it off! even though it is time consuming to wash it off, it is a safe and non toxic way to loosen the lice nad nits.The petroleum jelly suffocates the lice. Read more...
Unlikely to help. Once the lice sense water or a toxic material they can hibernate without breathing for 18 hours. Unless you use prescription benzyl alcohol,a special alcohol designed for this use, you are unlikely to succeed. Daily washing with a stout pickling vinegar will loosen the eggs, and may kill some lice, but you may need to invest in a Rx or OTC product. Read more...

What should I do to get rid of a bad lice infestation?

See you 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. Read more...

Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Not for sure. Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you have bets also do it for them. Read more...
Please see. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Combing can help get rid of the dead eggs (nits). Read more...

What is the best home remedy to get rid of head / body lice?

Vinegar may help. Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. Read more...

What are effective natural remedies for body lice? Will shaving all hair get rid of all lice?

??Vinegar?? The idea of shaving off all your hair is interesting. True, lice lay eggs on the shaft of hair as a convenience & without hair u could probably see the lice easier & pick them off. But too drastic.Vinegar can loosen the egg casings & help prevent a new crop from coming out.Most otc meds are bug spray in lotion form & work best when applied to dry hair.Combine the otc + vinegar washes daily x wk. Read more...
Body lice. You can usually get rid of body lice by cleaning yourself and any personal belongings that may be contaminated. Wash infested bedding, clothing and towels with hot, soapy water — at least 130 f (54 c) — and dry them at high heat for at least 20 minutes. Items that can't be washed may be sealed in a plastic bag for two weeks. Read more...
Mayonnaise. As far as natural remedies, I have had good luck with old fashioned mayonnaise. Cover the area of the body infested with the mayonnaise, making sure to work it in well. Cover with a shower cap overnight. Wash out in the morning and rinse with vinegar, using a nit comb to remove any remaining nits. Read more...
Don't need to shave. Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. 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). Read more...
You want 'natural'? You'd rather shave off all of somebody's hair than use 'a chemical'? If it makes you feel better, the most popular agent to kill lice over the past 50 years (pyrethin) comes straight from chrysanthemums (pyrethin 'mum' in the picture). You're wise to be suspicious of artificial chemicals, but in this case, I think your fears are misplaced. I hope your treatment proves effective. Best wishes. Read more...

What can I do to prevent getting lice if my dorm had a huge lice infestation?

Hygiene. There is always a chance that you will get lice if you are in the dorm, probably the best prevention is good personal hygiene and shampoo often. Read more...
Precautions. Lice are human only parasites that feed several times daily on human blood.They can exist for only a day or so off the body in articles like brushes/combs/bed linen/scarves/hats. Without a human blood source they die.If you avoid the transfer agents listed above, you should be fine. Transfer agents can be cleaned/sanitized or just left in a zip-lock bag for a few days and the bugs will die. Read more...