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Does citrus help prevent lice infestations?

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Dr. Indu Lal
Pediatrics
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In brief: It can

Citrus extract is present in many shampoos and conditioners can prevent .
But check for nits and fine combing daily

In brief: It can

Citrus extract is present in many shampoos and conditioners can prevent .
But check for nits and fine combing daily
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Head Lice

Permethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid similar to naturally occurring pyrethrins.
Permethrin lotion 1% is approved by the fda for the treatment of head lice. Permethrin is safe and effective when used as directed. Permethrin kills live lice but not unhatched eggs. Permethrin may continue to kill newly hatched lice for several days after treatment. Citrus will not help.

In brief: Head Lice

Permethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid similar to naturally occurring pyrethrins.
Permethrin lotion 1% is approved by the fda for the treatment of head lice. Permethrin is safe and effective when used as directed. Permethrin kills live lice but not unhatched eggs. Permethrin may continue to kill newly hatched lice for several days after treatment. Citrus will not help.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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