According to Mayo Clinic, most doctors recommend treating lice with an over-the-counter medication applied to the infested head. The medication includes permethrin and pyrethrin, chemicals that kill most lice. If an over... More »

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To treat head lice at home, special shampoo can be purchasedat most retail stores. Medication can also be obtained from a doctor, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Lice are tiny insects that cause infestations when they make their way onto the scalp via combs, brushes, hats or any other object that touches the head of an infected individual, according to Healthline. Adult lice lay ... More »

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According to the CDC, there is no definitive scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of mayonnaise used to suffocate head lice. No evidence exists for the effectiveness of olive oil, margarine or butter to treat... More »