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 » Health Insect & Animal Bites

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 »

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 » Health Insect & Animal Bites

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 »

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 » Health Insect & Animal Bites

Natural remedies for head lice include wet combing, applying essential oils, and smothering the eggs and lice. Natural remedies have not been clinically proven to be effective, according to Mayo Clinic. More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases