Clorox is a disinfectant that kills lice eggs, nits, and lice. It’s safe to use on children as young as 1 year old.
To use, follow the instructions on the package.
If you have a head lice infestation, your doctor may prescribe one of the following treatments:
- Medications: Medications kill lice in the hair shafts. You may receive a lice cream, shampoo, or liquid medication.
- Lice removal: If you don’t have a head lice infestation, you may be given a lice removal treatment. This is usually a lotion that you can apply to your scalp.
- Allergen desensitization: This treatment involves applying a lice-killing medication to the hair from the beginning, and then gradually increasing your exposure to the medication.
You may also want to consider going to a lice specialist.
How can I reduce my risk?
You can reduce your risk of lice by:
- Washing your hair each day with lice shampoo
- Using lice treatment every few days until you no longer have lice
- Treating pets
It’s important to use a lice shampoo regularly, as lice have a lifespan of 1 to 2 weeks. It’s not recommended to use lice shampoo more than two weeks at a time.
If you find that you have lice, it’s important to treat it immediately.
You should also make sure that your loved ones are using lice treatment products as directed. Never leave a child in the care of someone who has lice.
If you notice that someone is having an allergic reaction to lice treatment, it’s important to call 911 and get the person medical attention.
How can I prevent lice from?
You can reduce your risk of getting lice by:
- Washing your hair every day with lice shampoo
- Using lice treatment products every few days until you no longer have lice
- Using a nit-picking vacuum regularly
Never leave a child in the care of someone who has lice.
Lice also spread through contact. If you’re sharing a bed with someone, you should check your hair every day for lice.
How can I get rid of lice in my hair?
You can get rid of lice with over-the-counter (OTC) products and home remedies.
You can also use the lice comb to remove the lice from your scalp.
Some OTC lice treatments contain:
- Ivermectin (not to be confused with the drug ivermectin)
- Selenium sulfide
These ingredients are applied to your hair, and then the lice comb is used to remove the lice.
You should apply these products over the course of three days and then wash your hair.
The OTC lice treatments should be replaced with stronger treatments every few days.
You can also use a home remedy to treat lice. The home remedy can be an alcoholic solution of 1% hydrogen peroxide, which you can put on your hair. Use the hair comb to remove the lice.
How do I know if I have lice?
If you notice that your child has lice or if you see lice on your child’s scalp, you should call your pediatrician.
Your pediatrician can examine your child’s scalp and recommend treatment.
Your pediatrician can also test if you have a lice infestation with a lice hair comb.
Lice cannot be seen with the naked eye. To check for lice:
- Use a lice comb to remove the lice from your child’s scalp.
- Wash your children’s hair with lice shampoo.
- Use an OTC lice treatment to kill the lice in the hair shafts.
- Use an OTC nit-picking vacuum to remove any remaining lice.
If you have a lice infestation, you may find it difficult to treat your child at home.
You can get rid of lice by:
- Washing your child’s hair with lice shampoo
- Using a nit-picking vacuum to remove the lice
- Using an OTC lice treatment to kill the lice
- Using an OTC lice comb to remove the lice
You should make sure that your child is using lice shampoo and treating lice as directed.
How do I get rid of lice in my home?
You can get rid of lice in your home by:
- Washing your home with lice shampoo
- Using an OTC nit-picking vacuum to remove the lice
If you have a lice infestation, you should keep your home clean and free from clutter.
You should also check your children’s belongings and clothing for lice.
You can also get rid of lice by using an OTC lice comb to remove the lice and then washing your hair with lice shampoo.
You can also use an OTC nit-picking vacuum to remove any remaining lice.
How can lice spread to other people?
You can spread lice to other people by:
- Sharing lice-infested clothing or bedding
- Sharing personal items such as hats, scarves, and gloves
- Bringing lice-infested clothing or bedding to school
- Using public transportation or a car when you or your child is traveling
If you notice lice in your child’s hair, you should contact your pediatrician.
When to see a doctor?
If you notice any symptoms of lice, such as itching, a rash, or a scab, you should see your pediatrician.
If your child is having trouble sleeping or has a fever, you should also contact your pediatrician.
If you suspect that your child has lice, you should also contact your pediatrician. They can help determine if your child has it and what treatment is best.
Do not use over-the-counter (OTC) treatments to treat lice. OTC treatments can kill other bugs on the hair. This can make it harder to treat lice.
What if I already have lice?
If you already have lice, your doctor can prescribe a prescription treatment for you to use at home.
If you have lice, there are several ways to treat it. Most lice treatments cause a quick and dramatic reduction in the number of lice.
You should use these OTC treatments every 3 to 7 days. Be sure to check your clothes, bedding, and hair regularly for lice.
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