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Use Coconut to Kill and Expel Parasites (Lice, Tapeworms)

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Does Coconut oil work on pubic lice?


The answer is yes, coconut oil works efficiently well in killing external parasites like the pubic lice or crabs. The coconut oil has a natural insecticide properties which is very effective in managing external parasites. The effectiveness of the coconut oil in killing external parasites is because of its natural MCT or medium-chain triglyceride compounds like the capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid which acts as natural insecticides and are deadly to external parasites like the pubic lice or crab. Moreover, because of the natural oiliness of the coconut oil, it prevents pubic lice eggs to attach in the hair which effectively ends their growth cycle. To use, cover the infected area with warm coconut oil for about 30 minutes to one hour then comb the hair with a fine toothed comb to efficiently remove the pubic lice.

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Lice and amino acid shampoo with coconut?

Hi, just realized my son and I have lice. Found one - dead! - nits on his head but no lice. On myself, I found more nits and one lice eventually. The strange thing is - all eggs were dead; as if I had already treated them with lice shampoo - which I haven't! The lice was alive. . What I realized is that last night I washed my hair with a Kiehls shampoo containing amino acids and coconut. Could this have anything to do with it? (This is why I googled it.). I have tried: The shampoo I mentioned, and now this night, proper lice shampoo.. I think it was caused by: Lice outbreak at my son's school. Plus the other day he used my hat and vice versa..... so who started it, I don't know

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