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31 years
I treat my daughter and she beacame all right...but suddenly and after about 3 weeks..I found in my hair...I check my daughter and I found in her head..why? Does the treatment keep the eggs alive?
Aug 14, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
As you know firsthand, lice infestation can be an ongoing battle, especially in group settings. There's no doubt that they can be hard bugs to get rid of. If you've followed every recommendation and your child still has lice, it could be because:

>some nits were left behind
>your child is still being exposed to someone with lice
>the treatment you're using isn't effective

If your child still has lice 2 weeks after you started treatment or if your child's scalp looks infected, check with a dermatologist to be checked again and give you a prescriptive treatment

beside following the rules described in thbe previous question

No matter how long the problem lasts, be sure to remind your child that although having lice can certainly be very embarrassing, anyone can get them. It's important for kids to understand that they haven't done anything wrong and that having lice doesn't make them dirty. And reassure them that as frustrating as getting rid of the lice can be, there is light at the end of the tunnel.