The best way to eradicate head lice is to treat the scalp and hair with insecticide (a medicated anti-lice treatment).
- It is important that whichever treatment is used that sufficient quantity is applied.
- Special attention should be given to behind the ears and the nape of the neck.
Insecticide Treatment Options:
Many safe and effective insecticides (anti-lice treatments) are available, including:
The two popular insecticides below are the same compound however permethrin is a synthesized version. Both have a similar mechanism of action.
Two other alternatives are:
Click on each of the above links to learn more about the insecticides, how effective they are, and in which commercial products they can be found.