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

The best medicine for removing head lice is a medicated lice treatment, such as a shampoo, lotion or cream rinse, that kills the lice and their eggs, according to KidsHealth. These types of treatments can typically be pu... More »

Showing photographs of head lice during health class discussions about recognizing and treating head lice infestations is useful, but not necessary. Lice are tiny, around 2 to 3 millimeters long, and very difficult to se... More » Education K-12 K-12 Curriculum

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 »