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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Lice: You are the second person to ask this question, so apparently there is information out there that i did not know concerning coconut oil and lice. As i ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Dr. Arti Jain answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: Lice treatments like rid®, a-200®, pronto®, clear® are available over the counter that can be used along with wet combing. Retreat after 1 wk.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturizer: I don't know about lice but it works great as. Skin moisturizer.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Tea tree oil may be used an a natural anti fungal and is found in over the counter acne products. There is no report on the use of tea tree oil for li ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: This web site says yes to vinegar.http://www.wikihow.com/treat-head-lice-with-vinegar and this says yes coconut oil works as well.http://www.hybridra ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why would you?: There are not restrictions applying fruit oils during pregnancy but why would you? None of these have any proven health benefits and are probably quit ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: I've heard of people using tea tree oil for the treatment of lice, but i cannot comment on how successful it is. I would not use it myself.
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A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience Pediatrics
Neither: Nits are the eggs of head lice, so you are right to seek a treatment that kills both. Vinegar and oil tend to fail. Pesticides can be toxic. We rec ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Rosner
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Olive oil: Olive oil is one of the best oils you can use. It is a big part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be one of the most heart healthy diet ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Oils: Oils do not penetrate well. They are protectors not hydrater's.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Probably not: Lavender and rosemary oil are no better than the other remedies you have mentioned.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not good for anythin: Don't waste your time or money.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Sure: Eat anything you want as long as it doesn't cause symptoms. If some foods disagree with you (ex. Fatty foods can sometimes cause pain in patients with ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
NO: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases inse ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
There: Are many better options......
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Olive: Grapeseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fat, which when exposed to heat and oxygen gets oxidized and unhealthy. Use olive oil or coconut oil for baki ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: There are a number of remedies some people swear by to kill lice- these include different types of oils, mayonnaise, butter, etc. However there are n ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic we ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Pharmacist: I believe your pharmacist can help you with this type of question. I feel most physicians are unacquainted with those supplements.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
No: The effects of such a homemade scrub on the skin is minimal at best.

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