Get Lice Treatment Online

Speak to a board-certified doctor securely from your phone or computer and get treatment for lice in 15 minutes. Lice are a type of tiny parasitic insect that lives on the human body and feeds on blood. Lice can infest different areas of the body including the scalp and pubic region. If lice are not properly treated the infestation can spread and become a recurrent problem. With our same-day treatment service, you can meet with a top online doctor, get diagnosed, and receive the medication you need.

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Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Otherwise, new patient visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for members.

Get Your Lice Prescription Fast

Get Your Lice Prescription Fast

Doctors and patients can work together to diagnose and treat lice. PlushCare makes it easy to have a video consultation with one of our doctors who can talk to you about your symptoms and prescribe you the appropriate medication. Then, simply pick up your prescription from your local pharmacy!

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PlushCare maintains a 97% patient satisfaction rating. From your phone or computer you can speak with a top doctor, receive a diagnosis, and get prescribed lice treatment in just 15 minutes. PlushCare only employs doctors who are graduates of top 50 U.S. medical schools. We’re really proud of the care we offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are symptoms of lice?

Lice symptoms include, severe itching on your scalp, the feeling of being tickled on your scalp, and small red bumps on the scalp, neck, and shoulders. You may also be able to see lice or lice eggs, known as nits, on hair shafts. They can be mistaken for dandruff, but are recognizable by the fact that they aren’t easily brushed out.

How did I get lice?

Lice is most commonly passed by contact with someone else’s infection. Contact with lice, or lice eggs can pass the infection to you, and eggs usually hatch within one week. Lice can not walk or fly.

How do you get rid of lice?

Lice treatment typically involved three steps. First, you must kill the lice using an over-the-counter shampoo called a pediculicide. Second, you have to clean your home by washing your bedding in hot water, vacuuming any carpets, and sealing objects you can’t easily wash in a plastic bag for two weeks. 8 to 12 hours after the first treatment, check to see if the lice appear to be dying or dead. If lice or nits appear unaffected, contact a doctor.


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How do I avoid lice?

Lice is common in school children and should not be considered a reflection of your child’s hygiene. Some things you can teach your kids to avoid if you are worried about lice include head to head contact, sharing personal belongings like clothes and hats, and storing clothes or accessories in shared spaces.

What's the best prescription lice shampoo?

The most commonly prescribed lice shampoos and lotions include:

  • Lindane (Kwell) – shampoo
  • Malathion (Ovide) – lotion
  • Ivermectin (Sklice Lice Treatment) – lotion
  • Benzyl alcohol (Ulesfia) – lotion
  • Spinosad (Natroba) – lotion

How to get a prescription for lice?

Getting a prescription for lice is as easy as having an online video or phone appointment with a licensed PlushCare doctor. You’ll talk about your symptoms and medical history, and they can electronically send a prescription to your pharmacy.

Is there prescription-strength lice treatment?

Yes! If OTC remedies aren’t working, prescription-strength lice treatments include the shampoo Lindane (Kwell) and the following lotions:

  • Benzyl alcohol (Ulesfia)
  • Ivermectin (Sklice)
  • Malathion (Ovide)
  • Spinosad (Natroba)

What are the best prescription medications for head lice treatment?

The best prescription lice treatments include Lindane (Kwell), a shampoo, and these lotions:

  • Spinosad (Natroba)
  • Malathion (Ovide)
  • Ivermectin (Sklice)
  • Benzyl alcohol (Ulesfia)

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    Crystal Lake, IL

    DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!

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    Alpharetta, GA

    Wow. Wow. Wow. This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor. He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins. Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day. I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.

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    I never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I’ve ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I’ve had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can’t recommend this enough.