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When To Call a Doctor
Many medicines that treat lice can be harmful if overused or used improperly. Follow the directions exactly as labeled. Never use a product more than twice (with at least 7 days between each use) without first talking to a doctor.
Lice will not go away without proper treatment. Even if they don't bother you much, lice can be spread to other household members, sex partners, or other people you have close personal contact with. If you think you have lice, try an over-the-counter medicine or call a doctor.
Who to See
If you need help treating a lice problem, contact any of the following:
A pharmacist can answer your questions about medicines that treat lice.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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