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The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to get rid of head lice:
- Treat lice with an over-the-counter pyrethrin- or permethrin-based shampoo, or consult your doctor about a prescription brand.
- Pick nits out of the scalp with a lice comb. Cover one section at a time at least once every three days for up to two weeks, or until you no longer see nits.
- Wash all towels, bed linens and clothing worn or used by the person with lice in very hot water.
- Use a vacuum to get rid of any lice or nits on things that can't be washed, such as a car seat or furniture.
-- Diana Kohnle
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