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Will a vinegar , olive oil and tea tree oil treatment work on lice?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in 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.
Answered on Mar 26, 2016
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