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Need expert advice on any home remedies for getting rid of head lice?

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In brief: NO

Home remedies do not work.
Depending on patient's age, Ovide is the best treatment for head lice, which is a prescription.

In brief: NO

Home remedies do not work.
Depending on patient's age, Ovide is the best treatment for head lice, which is a prescription.
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Head Lice

Home remedies that have been tried include vinegar, mayonnaise, petroleum jelly, olive oil, butter, rubbing alcohol, and prolonged water submersion.
These all fail to eliminate infestation, because these therapies do not kill all of the eggs or lice. This is believed due to the specialized way the parasite "breathes.".

In brief: Head Lice

Home remedies that have been tried include vinegar, mayonnaise, petroleum jelly, olive oil, butter, rubbing alcohol, and prolonged water submersion.
These all fail to eliminate infestation, because these therapies do not kill all of the eggs or lice. This is believed due to the specialized way the parasite "breathes.".
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology

In brief: Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise.

In brief: Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise.
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
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