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Lice eggs (nits) stick to the hair and can be
hard to remove. After treatment, some nits may survive. You don't have to remove all of the nits. But some people use a comb to remove nits after using lice medicine, because they don't like the look of nits in the hair.
After you rinse the medicine from your hair, you can use a fine-toothed comb to remove nits. The combs are often packaged with
over-the-counter lice shampoos. A flea comb that's made for dogs and cats will also work.
Other Works Consulted
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). Parasites: Lice. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/index.html.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofSeptember 20, 2016
Current as of:
September 20, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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