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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Mayonnaise is a home remedy believed to suffocate adult head lice and nymphs, according to Health.com and the HeadLiceCenter.com. Mayonnaise contains oil, vinegar and egg yolk. Some users believe that mayonnaise kills th... More »

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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 »

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. More »

Effective home remedies for head lice include smothering the lice with almond or olive oil or treating the hair with essential oils, notes Healthline. Parents use these remedies along with a combing routine that physical... More »

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There are three types of lice that affect humans: head lice, skin lice and pubic lice. However, as the name suggests, only head lice affect the scalp, according to Healthline. It should be noted that head lice may also b... More »