Head lice prevention: What works, what doesnt?

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There are proven remedies to treat lice, but some over-the-counter products claim to actually repel them. More scientific research is needed to prove the safety and efficacy of these products.

Small clinical studies have suggested that ingredients in some of these products — mostly plant oils such as tea tree, anise, ylang-ylang, eucalyptus and lemongrass — may work to repel lice, but their effectiveness is uncertain. Additionally, these products are classified as natural, so they aren't regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and they haven't been tested to FDA standards.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Mayo Clinic , https://www.mayoclinic.org/

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Link to Original Article:  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/head-lice/expert-answers/head-lice-prevention/faq-20058386