Would vitamin E oil work to kill lice? Also, can head lice turn into body lice?

An infestation of head lice is always a dangerous thing. You must work towards getting rid of it as soon as possible, or else it may spread to other members of the home. The concept of head lice switching to becoming body lice is not possible, simply because a separate category of louse known as body lice live in the seams of clothing. There is also a category of lice called crab lice, which typically infests pubic hair. Generally, all categories of these lice do not invade each other's domains.

Vitamin E oil may work to cure a mild infestation of lice. However, there are better, stronger and more effective remedies available to do this. Mayonnaise is supposedly a very useful measure to get rid of lice. You can rub it deep into the scalp and leave it on for a good hour. Wash with regular shampoo. This method will kill lice in about two days to a week. You can also try and apply shaving cream to your scalp. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash off. In order to stop growth and control the lice, you must follow these procedures on a daily basis in the beginning. Another effective way is to add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo and use it. This is not recommended for children. You can also mix equal parts of mineral oil and vinegar and apply this to your scalp.

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