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From America OnLine:

Our 8-yr-old IDDM daughter has an ongoing problem with head lice. Her other siblings, mother and I do not have any problem with them. The school sent home a notice in the early fall to alert all parents of the problem, but no further notices have been sent home and the school has not had any further difficulty with them. We have treated her 6 times with Nix since the fall, but she continues to have lice. We thought that possibly the added sugar in her body could be emmitting through the oils in her scalp causing the problem. Please help!!!!

We're not aware of any information that would support the theory that extra sugar in the oils in the scalp can provoke additional problems like this (but we wouldn't be surprised if there was some information about this somewhere!).

We discussed your daughter's situation with a dermatologist. He advised that she should be seen by a dermatologist for a thorough scalp exam, before trying any other remedies.

Original posting 21 Mar 96


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