With appropriate home care or prescription medication, more than 90% of lice infestations can be cured.
- Treatments are more effective in killing lice than nits. This is why combing is so important to remove nits -- as is repeating the anti-lice treatment in seven to 10 days.
- Children can return to their usual activities and school or day care after the first treatment, even if nits are still in the hair. Re-treat in seven to 10 days as discussed above.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/8/2014
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