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 » Health Medications & Vitamins

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

To rid of head lice after an infestation, wash all linens and clothing that lice victims have touched, vacuum carpets and upholstery, and treat all family members for lice whether they have them or not, notes KidsHealth.... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 »

According to Dr. Oz, the best way to treat head lice is by washing the infested hair with vinegar and olive oil. Olive oil can also be used when picking nits or lice eggs out of the hair, as it makes the hair slippery an... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

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 »

Kill head lice and eggs with a medicated shampoo, lotion or cream rinse, as recommended by Kids Health. However, do not expose children under the age of 2 to medicated shampoos. Instead, remove lice and eggs from wet hai... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions