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Pregnant 5 months with head lice. Can use anti-lice lotion or shampoo contain ingredients permethrin 1% w/w or Dimethicone or benzyl benzoate 25% w/v?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Head lice

You can also consider natural remedies for lice to include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse.

In brief: Head lice

You can also consider natural remedies for lice to include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Head lice

Permethrin 1% is safe while pregnant.
Dimethicone topical moisturizer is safe too. You don't need Benzyl benzoate 25% if Dimethicone worked as a moisturizer, and you don't need it to treat head lice, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby

In brief: Head lice

Permethrin 1% is safe while pregnant.
Dimethicone topical moisturizer is safe too. You don't need Benzyl benzoate 25% if Dimethicone worked as a moisturizer, and you don't need it to treat head lice, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab
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