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 » Health Insect & Animal Bites

Lice is treated by first inspecting the people in close contact with, and the household members of, an infested person, then simultaneously applying medication to all infested individuals at the same time. There are opti... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

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

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 » Health Insect & Animal Bites

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 »