Kill head lice and eggs with a medicated shampoo, lotion or cream rinse, as recommended by Kids Health. However, do not expose children under the age of 2 to medicated shampoos. Instead, remove lice and eggs from wet hai... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

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. More »

Mayonnaise is commonly used as a home remedy to kill head lice, but its effectiveness is not scientifically proven, according to WebMD. To smother lice, a thick layer of mayonnaise is applied to the infected person's hea... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

The best medicine for removing head lice is a medicated lice treatment, such as a shampoo, lotion or cream rinse, that kills the lice and their eggs, according to KidsHealth. These types of treatments can typically be pu... More »

Apply a medicated shampoo, lotion or cream specially formulated to eradicate head lice to the head as soon as possible after it is confirmed a person has lice, explains KidsHealth. Remove any eggs, called nits, by combin... More »

Identify head lice in your hair by looking for adult lice or eggs with a magnifying glass, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Live lice are difficult to find and may require a medical profession... More »

Images of head lice are available online on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln website. A slide show containing pictures of head lice is also featured at Healthline. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions