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How to get rid of lice in the hair? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hi Doctor.I have lice in my hair. Can you help me out to get rid of the lice..
Doctor:Yes sure
User:i am trying several natural remediem for more than two weeks.
User:but it is not getting removed and now i have more itching sensation
Doctor:You can try Perlice topical lotion for this
User:As hair gets lost if i comb my hair often. i dint do that. I am using coconut and pepper grind together and apply in the hair for more than 10 min and wash my hair.
Doctor:It is very effective in treating lice
User:but i am worrying that if i use any chemicals in my hair, i will lost my hair.
User:My hair is so thin in the front. please advice me , for more hair growth.
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:my age is 27.
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor: let me advise you 2 things
Doctor:You need to use Nizoral shampoo
Doctor:and perlice lotion for this
Doctor:You should not try any other remedies
Doctor:Before all this
Doctor:You should XXXXXXX a dermataologist
Doctor:And confirm the diagnosis
Doctor:Do not take your own decisions
Doctor:Discuss about these 2 treatments with your doctor
Doctor:It should reduce in 6 weeks and gradually go away
User:okay. will i lose some of hair if i use the lotion as it contain chemical in it.
Doctor:You will not lose hair because of the lotion, it is one time application
User:how i have to apply it. Can you plse tell.
Doctor:Perlice lotion is one time application
Doctor:You apply the lotion on your scalp liberally
Doctor:Leave it on for an hour and
Doctor:Wash it off with mild shampoo
Doctor:You may repeat the second round on the next day
Doctor:That is it
Doctor:You may have to reapply after 3 months again
User:how many days i have to apply it like that?
Doctor:It is a one time application
Doctor:You need not apply it daily
Doctor:May be you can apply it once a month
User:ohh.. okay...within that one time applcation all the lice will go off from hair . do i have to comb my hair to remove the dead lice after washing my hair
Doctor:Yes, you need to comb your wet hair with a broad toothed comb
User:okay doctor. I will use the lotion.
Doctor:Please consult a Dermatologist before starting any treatment
User:okay. thank you. Doctor for your valuable advice.
Doctor:There may be allergic reactions
User:ohh.. okay doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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