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How to get rid of lice quickly?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
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In brief: Lindane

Application of Lindane Shampoo and lotion for the scalp.

In brief: Lindane

Application of Lindane Shampoo and lotion for the scalp.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Getting rid of 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: Getting rid of 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
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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. There is no QUICK way to get rid of lice.
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