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Alternative Treatments for Head lice

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Head lice:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Head lice may include:

  • White vinegar rinse
  • Vinegar and olive oil
  • Mayonnaise overnight
  • Petroleum jelly overnight
  • Tea tree, rosemary, lemon and lavender oil in a base of vegetable oil
  • Emory board to remove nits
  • Over-the-counter head lice treatment
  • Vacuum the entire house, including furniture
  • Wash all clothing, rugs, bedding in hot water and hot dryer
  • Sequester any stuffed animals and other items that can't be washed in a tied-off bag for two weeks
  • Pesticide-free lice removal kit

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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