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Are there any home remedies for head lice?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Home remedies: Althogh home remedies have been tried by meny and are popular but it is not the best treatment option.Treating head clice with tea tree oil and olive oil are very popular.Some people claim mayonnaise help control the head lice.And washing hair with vinegar has been tried, use of coconut oil following vinegar has been suggested.Mixture of lemon and butter after application of vinegar has been used.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Head lice: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
MANY: There are many effective home remedies for lice. For detailed discussions of many of them see https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/lice.html Another useful site is https://liceaintnice.wordpress.com/how-to-get-rid-of-em/ But my favorite treatment by far is to go to a place that gives heat treatments: https://www.liceclinicsofamerica.com/clinics-near-you/

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