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Suggest remedies for head lice

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: my 8 year old daughter brought home lice a week back from school.
my Son 4 year got it from her. We combed and cleared 99% from their head,but still we are doubtful.Today wife found around 6-7 from her head n we are worried.

could you please suggest an anti- lice treatment for my family. And any protective lotion to prevent any further infestation.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
permethrin 1% creme rinse

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar (dermatologist). I have read you question and I have noted your concern.

All family members may use perlice 1% creme rinse (1% permethrin creme rinse). Follow the following 4 steps.

1. First of all, Shampoo and then air dry your hair.
2. Apply permethrin creme rinse over scalp as well as to entire hair shaft length.
3. Leave it on and allow it to act for 45 minutes and
4. Finally wash it off thoroughly with shampoo again.

Permethrin is ovicidal i.e kills the eggs as well as lice and therefore single application is sufficient.

Regards
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Suggest remedies for head lice

Brief Answer: permethrin 1% creme rinse Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am Dr.Kakkar (dermatologist). I have read you question and I have noted your concern. All family members may use perlice 1% creme rinse (1% permethrin creme rinse). Follow the following 4 steps. 1. First of all, Shampoo and then air dry your hair. 2. Apply permethrin creme rinse over scalp as well as to entire hair shaft length. 3. Leave it on and allow it to act for 45 minutes and 4. Finally wash it off thoroughly with shampoo again. Permethrin is ovicidal i.e kills the eggs as well as lice and therefore single application is sufficient. Regards