Head Lice | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the best way to get rid of head lice?
  • Should I use a special shampoo?
  • Will I need a prescription shampoo?
  • How did my child get head lice?
  • Should I check the rest of my family for head lice?
  • Should I get a special comb?
  • How long will it take to get rid of the head lice?
  • What should I do at home?
  • Should I bring my child back for a follow-up visit?
  • Could the head lice come back?


Pediculosis and Scabies by DC Flinders, M.D., and P De Schweinitz, M.D. (American Family Physician January 15, 2004, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040115/341.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 10/05