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lice

Ive had the question asked, “Does tea tree oil help with treat lice?”

Well, American Academy of Pediatrics published a study on this.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/857444?nlid=97831_454&src=wnl_edit_medn_peds&uac=136000HT&spon=9&impID=970220&faf=1

Bottom line, tea tree oil may not be a reliable treatment for head lice but does show evidence to be a good repellent. It doesn’t seem to be as effective in suffocating unhatched lice as do products with 1% permethrin.

With this information, I might be willing to use tea tree oil once a week as a preventative. It is also known to help with dry flaky scalp!!

 

 

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