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Question by  ndifel20 (26)

What is the gestation time for head lice?

My family cannot seem to get rid of the head lice.


Answer by  patti (29325)

If you are having problems with reinfestation, you are not actually getting rid of the lice. Over-the-counter preparations are not nearly as effective as prescription shampoo. Call you doctor and get medication that works. There are a number of websites that detail steps you must take around the house.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Gestation time for head lice is 10 days from the point that a female lays the eggs and the nits hatch. An adult can live for up to 30 days on its host. If bedding and other items are not properly treated, eggs can hatch and a nit can reinfect a host.


Answer by  Anonymous

7 to 10 days.Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser! Lice have become resistant to otc chemicals. Put lots of cetaphil on a damp hair and comb through w/ lice comb (you'll be surprised at what comes out), then add a little more blow completely dry and leave on for 8 hrs. Shampoo.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

The gestational period for head lice is highly variable, extending from as short as 6 days to as much as a month in areas where the temperatures get colder. In the winter, this needs to be taken into account.


Answer by  sar (227)

Lice eggs hatch in 7-9 days. If you use a medicated treatment, it's recommended that you use it again in 7-9 days to kill any lice that just recently hatched.


Answer by  mcmario2007 (786)

The gestation time for head lice is approximately ten days and the best way to get rid of the lice is to use a proper shampoo meant to exterminate head lice.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

Lice multiply very fast. So the best wat to get rid of head lice is to apply the medicated shampoo which is available for lice treatment. Initially you have to use it twice in a week followed by once weekly for a month. Get rid of it soon.

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