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What home remedies to get rid of lice actually work?

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Mayonnaise: Can be used to saturate the hair, covered by a shower cap, and wash it out. Then you need to nit pick all the eggs out of the hair. Coconut oil can be used as a substitute. An over the counter medication is lice md. Another method uses cetaphil cleanser. See www.Nuvoforheadlice.Com.

Answered 1/24/2015

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Home remedies: 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. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy.

Answered 9/29/2016

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