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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in 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 lice. There are over the counter treatment for head lice safe for children such as rid.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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