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How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Head Lice

Lice is a common parasite that is treated with special medications.
There are over the counter and prescription medications that if taken properly, will cure the condition.

In brief: Head Lice

Lice is a common parasite that is treated with special medications.
There are over the counter and prescription medications that if taken properly, will cure the condition.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rid, ovide

Rid is an over the counter medicine to kill lice.
A prescription product which both kills lice and loosens eggs is void. Someone has to mechanically comb out the dead eggs. Vinegar on a cotton ball may help in loosening eggs. If a few eggs are stuck then cutting individual hairs can bevdone to complete process.

In brief: Rid, ovide

Rid is an over the counter medicine to kill lice.
A prescription product which both kills lice and loosens eggs is void. Someone has to mechanically comb out the dead eggs. Vinegar on a cotton ball may help in loosening eggs. If a few eggs are stuck then cutting individual hairs can bevdone to complete process.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly Agree

Agree with dr. Bolhack.
I would add that if the over the counter medicines don't work, you may need a prescription medicine. Some lice are resistant. Additionally, you can't cure this condition unless you get rid of all the nits, unfortunately. You just have to pick and comb them out.

In brief: Mostly Agree

Agree with dr. Bolhack.
I would add that if the over the counter medicines don't work, you may need a prescription medicine. Some lice are resistant. Additionally, you can't cure this condition unless you get rid of all the nits, unfortunately. You just have to pick and comb them out.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Head LICE

You can treat head lice with following over the conter medicines.
Nix shampoo, a-100, pronto, r&c, rid, triple x.If these do not work then priscription like lindane shampoo, melathione lotion0.5%, and benzyl alcohol lotion.You have to tell the mother to use a special comb to get rid of the nits.Or in resistant cases stromectal orally, or natroba (spinosad) 0.9% lotion apply to scalp for ten minutes.These are the opt.

In brief: Head LICE

You can treat head lice with following over the conter medicines.
Nix shampoo, a-100, pronto, r&c, rid, triple x.If these do not work then priscription like lindane shampoo, melathione lotion0.5%, and benzyl alcohol lotion.You have to tell the mother to use a special comb to get rid of the nits.Or in resistant cases stromectal orally, or natroba (spinosad) 0.9% lotion apply to scalp for ten minutes.These are the opt.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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