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Head Lice Treatment Options

Head Lice Treatment Options

Head lice Treatment Options Store Purchased and Natural Alternatives

Products and natural products that you can purchase to remove lice and nits.

NIX

Lice Killing Time: 10-15 minutes
Kills Nits/Eggs: Most: (still recommended to remove nits)

 

Products and natural products that you can purchase to remove lice and nits

Advantages:
* Lice killing protection remains on hair after use.
* Non-prescription
* Low toxicity

Disadvantages:
* Possibility of developing resistance to treatment
* DO NOT use if allergic to chrysanthemums

 

RID

Lice Killing Time: 10-23 minutes
Kills Nits/Eggs: Few: (nits MUST be removed)

 

Products and natural products that you can purchase to remove lice and nits

Advantages:
* Non-prescription
* Low toxicity

Disadvantages:
* Possibility of developing resistance to treatment
* DO NOT use if allergic to ragweed
* Needs retreatment in 7-10 days
* Little ability to kill nits (eggs)

Clearlice

Lice Killing Time: within 24 hours
Kills Nits/Eggs: Few: (nit removal with comb)

 

Advantages:
* Smells good
Natural Ingredients. Free from Toxin, Pesticides, or Harmful Chemicals
* Clear of Lice & Nits in One Day

Disadvantages:
* None that I can find


NATURAL ALTERNATIVES

1.) Mayonnaise (regular not fat free)

Natural Ingredients. Free from Toxin, Pesticides, or Harmful Chemicals - Clear of Lice & Nits

2.) . Vaseline

Natural Ingredients. Free from Toxin, Pesticides, or Harmful Chemicals - Clear of Lice & Nits

 

3.) Olive Oil

Natural Ingredients. Free from Toxin, Pesticides, or Harmful Chemicals - Clear of Lice & Nits

Directions for all Three Products Above

1.) Apply to hair completely coating all areas
2.) Cover head with shower cap or plastic wrap
3.) Wash thoroughly
4.) Remove nits

Lice Killing Time: Overnight
Kills Nits/Eggs: No: (nits MUST be removed)

Advantages:
* Low cost
* Easily found products

Disadvantages:
* Messy
* Needs retreatment in 7-10 days
* Difficult to remove from hair (Dawn dish soap works best)


Things to avoid when treating head lice

* Do not treat with the same medication more than 1 time in 7 days.
* Do not treat infected person more than 3 times with the same lice medication
* Do not treat children under 2 with medication (remove manually or use natural)
* Do not rewash hair for 1-2 days after treatment
* Remove all clothing prior to treatment and apply clothing clean clothing after treatment

 

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