Are there any home remedies for head lice?

Home remedies. Althogh home remedies have been tried by meny and are popular but it is not the best treatment option. Treating head clice with tea tree oil and olive oil are very popular. Some people claim mayonnaise help control the head lice. And washing hair with vinegar has been tried, use of coconut oil following vinegar has been suggested. Mixture of lemon and butter after application of vinegar has been used.

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What's the best home remedy for getting rid of head lice?

None. Why use a home remedy when there are safe & effective treatments in the pharmacy?
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. Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option).

If I have head lice is there any way I could get rid of them with any kind home home remedy could you give me some home remedy advise

Possibly. Some have a variable response with a stout vinegar preparation (apple cider or pickling vinegar) applied to dry hair as a thorough wash & soak followed by combing out the nits with a fine comb. Several daily applications are often necessary. If this is not successful you can use the otc lice products.

What is the best treatment for head lice?

Thorough de-lousing! With head lice, wash the hair with shampoo containg lice killing medication, usually malathion. That should kill lice but not all the eggs (nits). Wash all bedding and clothing with hot water & detergent to kill lice/eggs. Comb hair with nit comb twice daily for two weeks to prevent recurrence. Check: center for disease control's website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment. Html.
Several. There are many medications that can be used for head lice. For resistant cases, a mixture of 1/2 mayonaise and 1/2 vaseline, left on the head all night and then washed out with dishwashing detergent may work where other treatments did not.

I have head lice. What is the best treatment for this?

Nix (permethrin) or Rid. I'd start with a basic otc product like nix (permethrin) cream rinse or rid. Used as directed, they are generally effective when used in conjunction with daily combing with a nit comb. You don't need to fumigate your home, but I would clean brush/comb with boiling water, wash and dry bedding/ clothing (hot dryer). Items that can't be launder and dried on hot should go into a bag for 2 weeks. Good luck.

Anyone know what is a safe, but effective, treatment for head lice?

Lice. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed.