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I want to kill head lice but have no money to buy the stuff?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Try Vinegar: Some believe that several days of washing the hair with a stout vinegar (apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar) will kill the lice. It does loosen the egg casings on the hair & allow their removal with a fine comb. An older method includes suffocation, where the hair is filled with baby oil & covered with a shower cap for 12-18 hours.Lice can hold their breath for extended periods.

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