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Listerine to Fight Lice

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Q. Here in Hawaii, we call head lice "Ukus." We’ve had quite a problem with them this year and I have found the medication costly and ineffective. I’m glad you wrote about Listerine, because I never would have thought to use it. We tried it and it worked.

A. Many traditional lice treatments have lost effectiveness. The alcohol and other ingredients in Listerine may help kill lice. One mother described saturating the scalp with Listerine and covering the hair with a shower cap for two hours. She then combed out the dead lice.

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I am a teacher and have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of lice! I have found that the combination of Listerine, followed by vinegar, followed by washing with Denorex and using a metal lice comb works best. Here are step by step instructions to make it easier:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5210997_rid-resistant-traditional-lice-shampoos.html

Hope this helps!
:) jen

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