can you kill lice w/ proxcide ?

i just need to know if you can get rid of lice w/ proxcide .

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msw1008 years ago
Head lice ,try hitting them with a hammer
anres321 msw1007 years ago
haha XD
Z..8 years ago
If you are talking about human head lice, hair conditioner has had success in Australia.

Put this thickly on the hair, and then comb section by section with a lice comb (very fine 'teeth'). Each time you comb through, wipe the result on a wad of kitchen towel.

Then wash the hair thoroughly.

You MUST repeat this process a few days later, and again-until all the lice are eliminated. Repetition ensures the hatched eggs are removed.

If there are infected 'heads' in your school?/workplace? infection can easily occur again.

But this method works.

(Don't share combs/towels/headrests).
mikeasaurus8 years ago
After researching a few websites which offered varying degrees of hocus-pocus 'remedies' I think i found somewhere that will answer all your questions here.

Highlights:
"...the most effective treatment that doesn't involve using any products at all simply involves removing the nits and live lice with a lice comb and/or tweezers."
"...Ulesfia (Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5%) {is} a non-pesticide prescription treatment for head lice. Ulesfia can be applied to the hair of children over 6 months of age with head lice until it is saturated, washed off after 10 minutes, and then reapplied 7 days later...Ulesfia is thought to work by blocking the louses respiratory spiracles, thereby suffocating them."

also:
"You shouldn't use dog shampoo on your child! Although they have some similar ingredients {to commercial products}, you still shouldn't use a shampoo that is produced for your dog on your child..."
You're assuming these are human head-lice. Which they probably are... L
Why was I thinking that first, and why did you think I was thinking that first...? L
I assume you wouldn't want to kill the wood louse (aka pill bug or roly-poly), and I don't know many other uses of the word. Also because I suspect that some people who would never treat a dog with anything but the finest products of happy organic plants would eagerly douse themselves with pool oxidizer. But questioning assumptions is a good exercise, ever now and then.
d'oh! I hope my assumption is correct.
First take a look the the treatment section in this review of the current medical literature on head lice. Important treatments are pediculocide treatments (spaced a week apart) and the thorough daily use of a louse comb.
http://ibmi.mf.uni-lj.si/acta-apa/acta-apa-08-4/1.pdf

Also...

If you were curious about silicone oil treatment:
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2652450&tool=pmcentrez

Hot air applied to the scalp for half an hour was one experimental treatment found to be a good companion to the pediculocide and comb:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/118/5/1962

Attempting to suffocate the lice with things like petroleum jelly requires a significant investment of effort. Here is some information on other home remedies that will not work, or will not work as well as advertised:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15637580