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How do u get rid of lice if you had it for 5 years?
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lice for 5 years
You need to consult your doctor for an examination and discussion about the lice.
Five years of infection is a major problem. Be sure to follow medical advice closely and avoid re-infection.

In brief: Lice for 5 years
You need to consult your doctor for an examination and discussion about the lice.
Five years of infection is a major problem. Be sure to follow medical advice closely and avoid re-infection.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Agree with Dr. Pizzo
Tx 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.

In brief: Agree with Dr. Pizzo
Tx 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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.
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