Some people try other treatments (such as using petroleum jelly or olive oil to smother lice). But there is not strong evidence that other treatments such as these work well or are safe to treat lice.
Head-shaving helps get rid of
lice. But this method can cause distress to the person whose head is shaved. After cutting or shaving the hair, put the hair
into a garbage bag right away and seal it so that lice cannot spread to other
areas in your home.
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
August 30, 2012
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