Can we get rid of lice by cutting our hair?

Not if there are. still nits attached to hair near scalp. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix 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 –
Lice treatment. Shaving the head is an effective means of eradicating lice; however, for cosmetic reasons, it is an undesirable option. There are numerous otc medications available to treat lice. Newer prescription ones are very expensive, if available at all.

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Can we get rid of lice by cutting our hair and not by shaving?

Yes, but... If there is no hair, there is no place for the head lice to hide or to lay eggs. But, we can get rid of head lice without cutting hair. Every single elementary school in the U.S. Will have head lice on some kids from time to time. It is the same universal problem all over the world. Of course, we don't have any schools here where everyone has cut their hair to stop lice (there are other ways!). Read more...
Sure. Cutting the hair off is much easier and save a lot of time when they are long , thick , very curly, heavily infested etc. Although you have other options to treat head lice! Read more...

How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

Head Lice. Lice is a common parasite that is treated with special medications. There are over the counter and prescription medications that if taken properly, will cure the condition. Read more...
Mostly Agree. Agree with dr. Bolhack. I would add that if the over the counter medicines don't work, you may need a prescription medicine. Some lice are resistant. Additionally, you can't cure this condition unless you get rid of all the nits, unfortunately. You just have to pick and comb them out. Read more...
Rid, ovide. Rid is an over the counter medicine to kill lice. A prescription product which both kills lice and loosens eggs is void. Someone has to mechanically comb out the dead eggs. Vinegar on a cotton ball may help in loosening eggs. If a few eggs are stuck then cutting individual hairs can bevdone to complete process. Read more...
Head LICE. You can treat head lice with following over the conter medicines.Nix shampoo, a-100, pronto, r&c, rid, triple x.If these do not work then priscription like lindane shampoo, melathione lotion0.5%, and benzyl alcohol lotion.You have to tell the mother to use a special comb to get rid of the nits.Or in resistant cases stromectal orally, or natroba (spinosad) 0.9% lotion apply to scalp for ten minutes.These are the opt. Read more...

What is the best way to get rid of lice in hair?

Depends. There are many ways to get rid of head lice, some chemical and some physical. The physical methods usually include someway of suffocating the lice with a physical agent. People have used many home remedies - some with success and there are other physical agents like cetaphil. Chemical agents include otc meds - pyrethrins, permethrins and prescriptions - malathion, benzyl alcohol and others. Read more...
Lice tx. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & 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. Read more...

How do you get rid of lice in your armpit hair?

Permethrin. Treat your entire body from the neck down with Permethrin lotion. Read more...
Pediculicide. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix 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. Read more...

Need doc opinions! I am trying to get rid of lice, which hair bleach is the most effective on killing lice?

Lice treatment... Many lice medications are available "over-the-counter" at local drug stores. Each over-the-counter product approved by the fda for the treatment of head lice contains one of the following active ingredients. Pyrethrins (a-200, pronto, r&c, rid, triple x) and Permethrin (nix). If crawling lice are still seen after a full course of treatment contact your health care provider. Read more...

What do I do to get rid of hair lice?

Medicated shampoos & Shampoos containing pyrethrin (rid, others) or Permethrin (nix) are usually the first option used to combat lice infestations. These work best if you follow the directions very closely. This is the easy part. Decontaminating your home (bedding, hats, furniture) can be a bit or work. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lice/ds00368. Read more...

My hair is totally filled up with nits and lice. I am not having any chance to try different hair styles. So please help me to get rid of this problem?

Two options. I am unfamiliar with OTC meds that are available in your country. Would suggest: 1-talk with pharmacist about OTC products that are available 2-see your health care provider. Read more...
See your doctor. Some lice are resistant to commonly used medications. You should see your doctor for a prescription. . Read more...
Live. if OTC lice treatments like permethrin are not working ask your physician for Ulsefia it is very important to still use a nit comb and follow all precautions otherwise it is a difficult one to get rid of Short of having your hair cut. Read more...
Treatment 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. Read more...

Please tell me will vacuuming hair get rid of head lice?

No. It would have little to no effect at all. The mature lice lay eggs in an egg casing that is glued to the hair and is often the hardest thing to remove during treatment. 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...