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How to kill head lice and most importantly the eggs?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
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In brief: Chemical Tx

We use Malathion and permetrin topically and it is important to use a fine comb to remove all the nits.

In brief: Chemical Tx

We use Malathion and permetrin topically and it is important to use a fine comb to remove all the nits.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology

In brief: Shampoo and comb!

A thorough shampoo with l% Permethrin (nix) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment.
This should kill all the live insects. Then it is very important to use a fine-tooth comb through the hair and remove all the tiny white eggs (nits). These may hatch later if not removed, and start the problem all over. There are also stronger prescription drugs that your dr. May recommend.

In brief: Shampoo and comb!

A thorough shampoo with l% Permethrin (nix) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment.
This should kill all the live insects. Then it is very important to use a fine-tooth comb through the hair and remove all the tiny white eggs (nits). These may hatch later if not removed, and start the problem all over. There are also stronger prescription drugs that your dr. May recommend.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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