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20 Ways to Kill Head Lice

Don't freak out if your child has head lice, there are lice treatments that actually work.
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Dishwashing liquid

Dish soap doesn't kill lice. But it does help remove the bug-suffocating glop—salad oil, mayonnaise, hair styling gel, or Vaseline—that moms slather into kids' hair.

Dawn dishwashing liquid is said to be good for cutting through the greasy mess left behind. Some dish soaps supposedly help break down the glue-like substance attaching nits to the hair shaft.

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