20 Ways to Kill Head Lice

Here are natural remedies, prescription medications, and over-the-counter treatments that kill head lice.

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"Shrink-wrap" method

Despite its name, this technique doesn't involve plastic wrap of any kind. What it does involve is the application of a non-toxic product to dry hair (Cetaphil-brand gentle skin cleanser), combing out as much as possible, and blowing the hair dry. This is repeated 3 times at one-week intervals.

A 2004 study in Pediatrics described the lice-killing protocol and some doctors recommend it.

In two trials, an average of 96% of patients were cured at the end of treatment, and 94% were lice-free at a 6-month follow-up.

For how-to instructions, visit Nuvo for Head Lice.

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