Natural Home Remedies For Lice

Natural Home Remedies For Lice

Head lice are small parasites that live on the head of humans and feeds on blood. They do not spread any kind of disease, but they bite the scalp and results in an itch with an uncontrollable desire to scratch. A lot of scratching leads to irritation and infection. Thus, it is important to eliminate lice.

Natural Home Remedies For Lice

Natural Home Remedies For Lice

How Head Lice Spread

Lice spread quickly on the head to head contact or sharing contaminated clothing and hairbrush of the victim.
Lice infestation is common in children, but adults may also become the victim.

What Are The Symptoms Of Lice Infestation:

Symptoms of lice infestation include itchy scalp, feeling of something crawling over the head, intense desire to scratch, tiny bugs, nits and nymph sin the hair and red bumps on the scalp

How To Treat Head Lice

There are over the counter medications at the pharmaceutical stores approved by FDA for the lice treatment,but we strongly recommend the home remedies given below.

Top 17 Natural Home Remedies for Lice Infestation

1. Nitpicking And Combing To Get Rid of Head Lice-

Give daily session of nitpicking and combing using special lice-picking comb which is fine-toothed metal comb Nitpicking is very important as it is better to remove the nits before they hatch and develop into full-grown lose ready to mate and lay eggs.

Nitpicking And Combing To Get Rid of Head Lice

Nitpicking And Combing To Get Rid of Head Lice

2. Vinegar To Get Rid of Head Lice-

The acetic acid in vinegar dissolves the nits and kills them. Mix vinegar with equal amounts of mineral oil. Apply the solution to hair and scalp. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse it off. Repeat this three times a week,for a couple of months;If you do not have white vinegar, you may also use apple cider vinegar for the same purpose.

3. Baking Soda To Get Rid of Head Lice-

Baking soda has cut the exoskeleton of lice with sharp edges. Add baking soda to water and rub the thin paste thoroughly and gently onto your scalp. Also apply the paste to hair. After 10 minutes rinse it off.

4.Mayonnaise To Get Rid of Head Lice-

Mayonnaise kills the lice by suffocating them. Apply full-fat mayonnaise all over the scalp and cover the head with a shower cap. Leave it overnight and shampoo in the morning with anti-lice shampoo. Next,you need to comb out the dead head lice and nits. Repeat this every week.

5. Olive Oil or Almond Oil To Get Rid of Head Lice –

Both the oils are excellent home remedies for lice as they cause them to suffocate. Apply almond oil or olive oil all over your scalp and hair. After an hour comb out or pick the lice and nits. This is followed by shampooing hair.

Olive Oil or Almond Oil To Get Rid of Head Lice

Olive Oil or Almond Oil To Get Rid of Head Lice

6. Neem oil To Get Rid Of Lice-

The smell of neem oil suffocates the lice. Add 5-6 teaspoons of neem oil to your regular shampoo and have a head bath.

7. Sesame seed oil To Get Rid Of Lice –

Sesame oil natural insecticide. To two tablespoons sesame oil add a few drops tea tree oil, a tablespoon neem oil, 3-4 of eucalyptus oil, and 3-4 drops of rosemary and lavender essential oil. Apply the oil on scalp and hair. Wear a shower cap. Leave it overnight. In morning comb your hair and then shampooing. Repeat daily for a week or two.

8. Garlic To Get Rid Of Lice –

Garlic has a pungent smell that suffocates lice and kills them. Take a few garlic cloves and crush them. Mix with two tablespoons lime juice and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply the oil all over scalp and hair and in a half hour comb your hair. This is followed by shampooing.

9. Tea tree oil To Get Rid Of Lice –

Tea tree oil is an insecticide. It kills nits. Mix one teaspoon tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons olive oil and apply to your scalp and hair. Cover your scalp and hair with a shower cap. After half an hour rinse off with lukewarm water. Repeat this for a few days.

Tea tree oil To Get Rid Of Lice

Tea tree oil To Get Rid Of Lice

Try any of the above-mentioned natural home remedies for lice infestation. Besides using home remedies for lice make sure to wash the clothing, pillows, bed sheets, towels and comb. This will kill the eggs and head lice. Also, make sure to vacuum furniture and floors to remove the infected hairs with viable nits.

To prevent lice infestation, it is better to avoid head to head contact, avoid sharing combs, towels and other head-touching things with. Also, keep your clothings away from shared areas as a mother make sure to frequently check your child’s hair and scalp for any recent head louse infestation.

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Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.