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Head Lice

Stamp out the scratching and discomfort caused by this common parasite. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Stamp out the scratching and discomfort caused by this common parasite. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Clean it up

    Keep head lice under control by thoroughly washing clothing, bedding, and personal hair care items regularly

  • Go herbal

    Try a shampoo or lotion containing extracts of quassia, citronella, sugar apple, paw paw, thyme oil and/or tea tree oil to help eliminate head lice

  • Condition and comb

    While hair is wet, apply a conditioner and comb through with a fine-tooth comb to remove lice and their eggs

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.