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Condition: Presence of Head Lice
8/31/2012 10:28:35 AM

Reviewer: BuckeyeGirlTammy, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After several weeks riding the "lice merry-go-round", using Rid and Nix, nitpicking, vacuuming, bagging and washing everything and everyone in the house, I finally heard about Rx Ovide. It is a miracle drug!! Although the smell is atrocious (I think the lice commit suicide at first whiff), I will gladly have all my kids smell like Pine-Sol than to suffer head lice infestation again. The ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Presence of Head Lice
4/9/2012 10:53:31 PM

Reviewer: Lesli, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 7 year old got lice for the first time in Feb. 2012. We used an OTC kit and it worked no follow up was needed, but being hyper vigilant 7 days later I reapplied. However it irritated her scalp and gave her dandruff. Then at the end of March 2012 she was sent home with it again. I bought Lice Ice and it seemed to do a good job of killing and keeping it in control as well as using a shampoo. Howe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Presence of Head Lice
10/26/2011 9:16:21 PM

Reviewer: Waveguy, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Most often lack of success with Malathion is a result of improper application and use. The hair should be completely dry when applied. A regular comb (not the nit comb) should be used to spread the medicine. If you keep combing it will evenly distribute. Comb slowly and start from the bottom on the back if the hair has snarles. Heaviest conentration of medicine should be above and behind the ears ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Presence of Head Lice
2/14/2010 8:25:50 PM

Reviewer: jazz1, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
We have had head lice for over six months. OTC items didn't work. A dermatologist prescribe Ovide. The first time we used the medication it did kill some but not all of the lice. The second time it killed none. Since then we have tried Ovide twice, and our results have been futile. Is there any prescription medicine that is effective in killing these annoyning bugs?

Condition: Presence of Head Lice
12/14/2008 11:48:23 PM

Reviewer: mbb, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medicine works wonders for lice! I have used several different kids of OTC lice products to no avail. I have 4 kids who always seem to bring home lice a few times a year. We had it 1 time almost 2 months. Finally the doctor gave us ovide and I was amazed it work so well, it's been 2 years now and no lice here.

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