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Heath Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

HealthDay News

(HealthDay News) -- Head lice infections are common among school-age children, but with the proper treatment, you can get rid of both the bugs and their nits (eggs).

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

  • Remove clothing before starting the treatment to prevent staining from the chemicals.
  • Apply the treatment according to the product's label instructions. You may need to use two bottles if the infected person has a lot of hair.
  • Do not shampoo before treatment or for 1 to 2 days after treatment.
  • After application, comb remaining lice out of the hair shafts using a fine-toothed nit comb.
  • Check hair after 8 to 12 hours and retreat if necessary.
  • Re-check daily for at least a week to ensure there is not a reinfestation.

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