A 37-year-old member asked:
is there a way to get rid of head lice without medicated shampoo?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bryan Levey answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are many unproven methods you can try; mayonnaise, eucerin cream with a hair drier, tea tree oil, and many more you can find on the internet. The only fool proof method i know that doesn't involve medicines is to shave the head. Lice require a hair length of at least half and inch to lay their eggs (nits) and reproduce.
Answered on Jul 4, 2012
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