How to remove lice and nits without a nit comb?

Nits & lice. 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. Nit comb not required. 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.

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Is there anyway I can remove lice eggs without using a special nit comb?

Lice eggs or nits. Yes but you may not like it - cut the hair or remove it with your nails. Read more...
Difficult at best. You can soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair by rinsing the hair with a stout vinegar.Apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar both seem to help. This can help loosen the nit and make it easier to remove.The problem is the number and location.They are laid at the scalp, but elevate as the hair grows ~1/2 inch/mo. If you miss one, it can hatch and establish a new infestation. Read more...

What should I do if I am unable to completely remove all head lice nits with nit comb?

Don't worry..... The majority of nits--especially if more than 1/8 inch from the scalp will not contain viable/live lice, but empty egg casings. You can try soaking the child's' scalp in a towel soaked with vinegar. This will help loosen the attachment of the nit to the hair shaft and can make removal easier. Read more...

Hi I am Ansh Malhotra from India I want to know how to remove lice and nits from my hair I have used all option but they come again and again and this thing is also been spread to my mom and my sister?

LICE AND NITS SCALP. I CAN ONLY RECOMMEND A DERMATOLOGIST WHO WILL PROBABLY TREAT THE WHOLE FAMILY! SEE ONE SOON. BEST LUCK . . . Read more...
Medication available. visit your local pharmacy and ask the chemist what is available. You may need to try more than one, because some lice have become resistant to them. Treat the whole family at onceand follow the directions with regard to a second treatment. Sterilize all brushes and combs. You may purchase a fine-tooth comb at the pharmacy to comb out the nits. Read more...

Will lice come back if nits were removed?

Re-exposure = return. If the egg casings are removed & the adult lice are killed the normal cause of recurrence is re-exposure to a source. Some lice have developed a resistance to common rx and repeat rx or changing rx is sometimes needed. Read more...

So you can have live lice but no nits, correct? I found and removed about 5 live louse from my daughter's head last night. I did not find any nits,

In theory. It does take about 10 days for lice to begin laying eggs, but I would suspect you just didn't see them.They are laid at the hair line where the lice usually stay.As the hair grows (1/2 in/m) they push out from the scalp.I'd go back an look for several days. Read more...

How long will I need to comb lice and nits from infested hair after initial treatment

Let explian. If were infested with lice you have to treat it yourself and your family and pets also. Wash all bed sheets. The comb is used to clear the lice or the eggs from the hair , so for one . Read more...
Until clear. It is tedious but every last nit must be combed out to ensure cure (hours of combing). Read more...

I've used premethrin to kill the lice, but there are still nits on my eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair. Any quicker way to remove them besides a nitcomb?

Nit comb necessary. Removing nits with a nit comb is essential. The Permethrin may have to also be used twice, about 7 to 9 days apart. Typically, it is the failure to get the nits off the body with a comb that promotes failure. Lice do not survive off the body. There are cases of 'resistant' lice, but people need to be better about combing them off! Read more...
Vinegar assist. Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. Read more...

Head lice 6 mos. Ago. Got rid w/metal nit comb/conditioner every 3 days, 2 weeks. Did all the combing induce some hair loss I now see 6 mos later?

Not really. There are several really good chemical "cures" for head lice. Many are readily available OTC. There is a normal degree of hair loss as one gets older. You can speak to a dermatologist about your degree of hair loss if it really disturbs you enough. Read more...