Head lice originate in eggs that female lice lay on the scalps of their hosts, according to Healthline. One female louse lays about four eggs per day and uses sticky material to attach them to the host's hair follicles, making removal difficult.Continue Reading
Head lice are extremely contagious, especially among children, but Heathline reports that they are passed only through head-to-head contact or by sharing hats and other personal items. Lice cannot fly or jump from one host to another.
Lice only live on humans and do not carry diseases, according to Wikipedia. Treatments include prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and natural products, such as tea tree oil.Learn more about Insect & Animal Bites
To treat head lice with Listerine, soak the person's head with the mouthwash, and soak it again with white vinegar. Shampoo the hair, and then comb out any visible lice eggs, or nits.Full Answer >
The most important tip for preventing lice re-infestation is removing the lice eggs from the hair and scalp while using therapeutic shampoo to kill the adult insects, notes About.com. These tiny eggs, known as nits, remain dormant and can hatch even after the adult insects are killed.Full Answer >
To kill lice eggs with RID, the shampoo must be applied to dry hair, rinsed with water and worked with a fine-toothed comb. The brand name is designed by Bayer to kill head lice and remove their eggs from hair and soft furnishing in preventing re-infestation, according to the manufacturer.Full Answer >
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a vinegar-water solution, although not scientifically validated, may help loosen and remove nits, which are the eggs of lice. However, this method does not kill head lice.Full Answer >