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My son has lice. Where do I start?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Head lice

Head lice are common in primary s bool children and can be treated effectively with over the counter products such as rid or 1-2-3 which kill the lice.
The eggs can be problematic as they stick to the hair and a wide mout comb and meticulous care may be ne essay to remove all the eggs. Wash bed linens in hot water and discard comb, brush, and hat.

In brief: Head lice

Head lice are common in primary s bool children and can be treated effectively with over the counter products such as rid or 1-2-3 which kill the lice.
The eggs can be problematic as they stick to the hair and a wide mout comb and meticulous care may be ne essay to remove all the eggs. Wash bed linens in hot water and discard comb, brush, and hat.
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 3 steps...

This involves: 1.
Treatment of actively infested people 2.Killing of lice from clothing, and 3. Prophylaxis of close contacts. Pyrethrins, malathion, benzyl alcohol, and lindane are examples of medications used for lice treatment. The space limitations here cannot do justice to this topic- go to the cdc website for the most comprehensive answer- http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Htm.

In brief: 3 steps...

This involves: 1.
Treatment of actively infested people 2.Killing of lice from clothing, and 3. Prophylaxis of close contacts. Pyrethrins, malathion, benzyl alcohol, and lindane are examples of medications used for lice treatment. The space limitations here cannot do justice to this topic- go to the cdc website for the most comprehensive answer- http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Htm.
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