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Steps to reduce lice?/

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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
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. It is important not to just reduce lice - you need to get RID of them.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
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In brief: Lice

Prevent sharing of brushes going thru the hair and pull out any lice you find very fine combs can help to remove lice and eggs especially if used with a conditioner doing this every other day for two weeks.

In brief: Lice

Prevent sharing of brushes going thru the hair and pull out any lice you find very fine combs can help to remove lice and eggs especially if used with a conditioner doing this every other day for two weeks.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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