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How do you get rid of head lice in a dormitory?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Head lice
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.
html go to the above web site from the cdc that talks about head lice treatment. A very good article.

In brief: Head lice
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.
html go to the above web site from the cdc that talks about head lice treatment. A very good article.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Head lice
Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice.
A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed.

In brief: Head lice
Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice.
A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Everyone who is infected needs to be treated. 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.
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