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    How can head lice and nits in the scalp be removed?

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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My daughter is 5.5 years old. She is having lot of lice and nits in her hairs. She is used to scratch her hairs.
Please suggest something to get rid of lice.

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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Remedy for head lice

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I am dr. kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
She may use IVREA shampoo. It contains 1% ivermectol. Lather it well on to wet scalp and as well apply to the whole length of hair. Allow it to act for at least 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Usually a single application is sufficient. It is ovicidal so it will kill the nits as well but dead nits usually remain stuck to the hair shaft for a few days. Repeat application after a week if necessary.

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