Home remedies for treating head lice include soaking clothing and bedding in water with a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit, dry cleaning, sealing contaminated items in a plastic bag for 2 weeks, wet-combing the hair... More »

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Drenching a person's hair in thick oil, such as almond oil or olive oil, is thought to suffocate head lice if the routine is repeated daily for at least a week, according to Healthline. Mixing thick oil with an essential... More »

Remedies for head lice include over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and home remedies such as wet combing and essential oils, according to Mayo Clinic. Care must be taken to avoid side effects. More »

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Remedies for head lice include over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and home remedies such as wet combing and essential oils, according to Mayo Clinic. Care must be taken to avoid side effects. More »

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Wet-combing, essential oils and smothering agents are all common home remedies for head lice. However, there is no scientific evidence showing that any of these treatments work, according to Mayo Clinic. More »

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The best way to prevent head lice is to avoid contact with hair, clothing items, combs, and soft furniture or toys that may be infected with lice, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Direct conta... More »

Rubbing alcohol and vinegar mixtures and other home remedies do not always kill head lice and their eggs; over-the-counter medications are preferred for treating infested persons, according to Harvard Medical School. Tho... More »