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Is lice curable?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Head Lice

Can be curable, but it takes some work.
See your doctor for diagnosis and proper medication. Your doctor will give you instructions how to use the medication, what to look for, and how to recheck to make sure the infestation is gone. If you do not get information from your doctor or pharmacist, please open and read the following link: www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Html.

In brief: Head Lice

Can be curable, but it takes some work.
See your doctor for diagnosis and proper medication. Your doctor will give you instructions how to use the medication, what to look for, and how to recheck to make sure the infestation is gone. If you do not get information from your doctor or pharmacist, please open and read the following link: www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Html.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

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: Yes

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
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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. With patience you can get rid of them.
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