How-to-Use-Guide for Nix® Lice Treatment
Head lice don’t just disappear on their own. Proper treatment is required to kill lice and their eggs (nits).
Treatment should begin as soon as symptoms of lice are noticed or when live lice and nits are seen on your child’s body or clothing.
The most common treatments for head lice are medicated creams, lotions, or shampoos, which are applied to the scalp and hair. These medications are available either by prescription or as over-the-counter products. Nix® is recognized as the most effective over-the-counter treatment for killing head lice and their eggs.
Treatment must be applied to the infested person. In addition, other members of your household should be examined for signs of lice. If evidence of lice is found, these family members should be treated. Treatment is also recommended for people who have been in close contact with a lice-infested person or who have shared bedding with an infested person. If lice come back after treatment, everyone in the household should be treated again.
In addition to treating the person infested with lice, you may want to machine wash and dry (using the hot water and hot air cycles) personal items that were worn or used by the infested person in the two-day period before treatment is started. These items include hats, scarves, pillowcases, bedding, clothing, and towels. Vacuuming furniture and floors can remove an infested person's hairs that might have viable nits attached.