We are often asked about home remedies, such as will peanut butter kill lice, or about using kerosene for lice. One of the biggest mistakes we see in treatment is trying home remedies for head lice.

Many people spend months trying home remedies like mayonnaise, tea tree oil, listerine, olive oil, vinegar, peanut butter, gasoline, or using kerosene for lice. Unfortunately, home remedies for head lice rarely work. Some of them, like kerosene and gasoline, are dangerous and should be avoided.

We will now discuss two of these in more detail, peanut butter and kerosene.

Will peanut butter kill lice? The answer is no. While many lice will get stuck in the peanut butter and possibly will wash out of your hair with it, some may not. The peanut butter will have no effect on the lice eggs. Unless you can kill the eggs, the infestation will continue.

As far as kerosene goes, it can damage your scalp. If it is left on too long, it will be absorbed into your skin and can cause serious health consequences. It should never be used on your skin or scalp!!

Fortunately, there is a very safe and effective lice treatment. It is all natural, contains no harsh chemicals, and kills all lice and their eggs (nits) in just one application. For information on the best lice cure, follow this link to the Fairy Tales Lice Removal Kit. Now that we have discussed using kerosene and gasoline, and answered the question will peanut butter kill lice, lets go over lice in more detail.

Lice Information

Head lice, also called pediculus humanus capitis, are parasitic insects that are found on people’s heads. Having head lice is very common. It is estimated that 6-12 million people in the USA get head lice every year. Lice are also known as louse.

Adult female lice lay eggs, called nits. These nits are attached to the base of the hair shaft, closest to the scalp. The nits are often confused for dandruff. After a week or so, the nit hatches into a baby louse called a nymph. Nymph’s look like adult louses, but are smaller. They become an adult in 10 days, and as an adult live for about 30 days. To live, nymphs and adult lice must feed on blood. If the louse falls off a person and cannot feed, it will die within 2 days.

Who Gets Lice

Anyone can get lice. You are at greatest risk of getting hair lice if you come into close contact with someone who already has head lice. Head to head contact is the most common way to get lice, however, you can also get it from contact with an infected persons clothing (such as hat, coat, scarves, hair ribbon) or other personal items (such as a brush, comb or a towel). Head lice cannot jump or fly.

Young children, ages 3-10, and their families are most often infested. Girls get lice more often then boys, and women more often than men. A person’s degree of cleanliness or personal hygiene has nothing to do with getting head lice.

Hair Lice Symptoms

  • Frequent feeling of something moving in the hair.
  • Nits that look like whitish shells are found attached to the base of hair strands near the scalp.
  • Scalp itching that is caused by an allergic reaction to the lice bites.
  • Home remedies like using kerosene for lice can cause additional health problems.

Now that we have discussed lice, and answered the question will peanut butter kill lice, its important to discuss an effective and safe lice treatment.

Hair Lice Treatment

We have been recommending a lice cure for several years now. It is all-natural, and begins to work in just 7 minutes. It stops the itching, and kills the lice and their eggs. For more information on the best lice treatment, follow this link to the Fairy Tales Lice Removal Kit.

If you have any questions such as will peanut butter kill lice, please contact us. If you have tried using kerosene for lice, and would like to share your experience, please let us know.

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