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Child has increasing lice in hair. Advised neem oil, smells bad. Remedies?

Hello, doctor i am nishrin sadriwala from rustumpura area. I am a worried and concerned mother about my daughter hair, She has got growth of hair but since last six months the problem of lice has increased rapidly. I try my best to clean her hair everyday but it is in vain .One of my relatives told me about neem ( limbodi oil) i brought that oil from Hakim Chichi pharmacy but the smell of that oil is terrible my daughter is very reluctant to put that oil in her head . pls suggest me some remedies to cure this problem I will be grateful .
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Head lice are a common problem with preschool and school childrens
Head lice bites may cause a child's scalp to become itchy and inflammed and persistent scratching may lead to skin irritation and even infection.
Head lice are spread by personal contact or the sharing of combs, brushes, caps and other clothing.
Holy Basil [ TULSI ] leaves grinded with neem leaves applied on the scalp before taking bath destroys head lice.After that apply coconut oil or any herbal oil to prevent bad odour.
Putting neem leaves and basil leaves under the pillow helps to overcome hair lice problem.
Rubbing a lemen piece or applying lemen juice with coconut oil before taking bath helps to destroy.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
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medicated shampoo, cream rinse, or lotion to kill the lice. These may be over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications, depending on what treatments have already been tried. Medicated lice treatments usually kill the lice and nits, but it may take a few days for the itching to stop. For very resistant lice, an oral medication might be prescribed.
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Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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