If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Lice eggs stick to the hair and can be hard to remove. It is possible that if some eggs survive treatment and are not removed from the hair, they may persist.
Wet combing is an option for people who can't use lice medicines or choose not to use them. Also, some people use a comb to remove eggs after using lice medicine on the hair or just because they don't like the look of lice and eggs in the hair.
You can try wet combing to remove eggs and lice:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||August 30, 2012|
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