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Condition: Presence of Head Lice
12/8/2011 3:42:31 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Used Rx as prescribed, the next day I saw a lot of white stuff laying on hair not sure if that is dead lice but i could comb it right off my hair, this is my 1st bout with this nasty s***. I am african american & i got this mess from my job. I hope it worked. Kind of upset that I do not know what to look for...I just wish this would be done. PS- The smell of this med had my house smelling like ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Presence of Head Lice
12/25/2010 5:44:33 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This product did not work. The next day I could still feel the lice crawling on my scalp & 3 weeks later I'm dealing with a much larger scale infestation. I left it in for 12 hours & washed my clothing,bedding, etc. Very frustrated.

Condition: Presence of Head Lice
12/7/2010 8:53:37 AM

Reviewer: hlesbcrn, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The med is very caustic,the fumes toxic,but the lice just fell out of my hair. Can not be used around anyone with respiratory issues. It worked well but the side effects are extreme.

Condition: Presence of Head Lice
11/30/2010 11:55:43 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This stuff is strong, but it works. I tried organic treatments such as olive oil, mayonnaise, and vinegar. Didn't work. One treatment of malathion, problem solved. I will say that a combination of organic treatments and Malathion are probably what did the trick. But it's really, really strong stuff.

Condition: Presence of Head Lice
11/23/2007 7:07:33 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
strong smell, hard to breathe with it on. Kept on for 12 hours, did not work at all. Would NEVER use this on a child or anyone with breathing difficulty/asthma.

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