Nix Lice Control is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether permethrin topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Is it safe to use lice treatment while pregnant?
Head lice during pregnancy and breastfeeding can be treated with pediculicides including permethrin, malathion, and ivermectin. There are studies providing evidence that these agents do not increase the risk of birth defects.
Can pregnant people use Nix?
NIX is a 1% permethrin creme rinse used for the treatment of head lice. There are no studies regarding human exposure during pregnancy.
Is Nix lice treatment safe?
Nix is safe above 2 months old. Leave the shampoo on for a full 10 minutes. If you don’t, it won’t kill all the lice. Then rinse the hair well with water and dry it with a towel.
Why do lice come during pregnancy?
Reason For Lice In Pregnancy
The most common way that lice are transmitted is by way of direct contact of your head with another person’s head that has a lice infestation. The bugs simply crawl from one head to another.
Can I use Nix if I’m breastfeeding?
Permethrin (NIX, Elimite), a topical insecticide for lice & scabies, is considered safe for nursing moms. Per Thomas Hale, PhD (author of Medications and Mothers’ Milk), the amount transferred into milk is minimal and this drug is also used directly in children.
Can hair be dyed during pregnancy?
The chemicals in permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes are not highly toxic. Most research, although limited, shows it’s safe to colour your hair while pregnant. Some studies have found that very high doses of the chemicals in hair dyes may cause harm.
Will dead nits fall out eventually?
Nits may remain after lice have gone. They are empty eggshells and stick strongly to hair. They will eventually fall out. If you prefer, a fine-toothed ‘nit comb’ can remove them.
What happens if you leave lice treatment on too long?
There will be some menthol-tingling on the scalp, and if left in too long, you can do some unnecessary damage to your hair.
Which is better Rid or Nix?
Seven days after the initial visit, NIX was determined to be significantly better than RID for eradicating the lice infestation. Of the 27 subjects receiving NIX, 26 were live free vs 14 of the 31 RID-treated subjects.