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    Lice: Removing Nits From Hair

    Lice: Removing Nits From Hair

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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 Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

    Current as ofSeptember 20, 2016

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