Hot air blows away head lice

December 1, 2006

Salt Lake City - Head lice appear to succumb to intense blow-drying just as well as to chemical treatments, and more so than to louse combs, MedPageToday.com reports.

Salt Lake City - Head lice appear to succumb to intense blow-drying just as well as to chemical treatments, and more so than to louse combs, http://MedPageToday.com/ reports.

A blast of hot, dry air killed 98 percent of lice eggs and 80 percent of hatched lice, according to the November issue of Pediatrics. Researchers used a device that delivered twice the air volume of a hand-held dryer.