Lice Treatments

Even people with excellent personal hygiene can get lice—tiny, wingless insects that live on the scalp and elsewhere, and feed on blood. Lice are highly contagious, and can latch onto new hosts through close contact and shared belongings. The products below are designed to kill these bugs. Be sure to wash all contaminated items in hot water. If your itchy scalp is from dandruff, see dandruff shampoo.

Product Name Percent of Pharmacists' Votes
Nix 67.0%
RID 25.0%
LiceMD 3.0%
A-200 2.0%
LiceGuard 1.0%

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Dandruff Shampoo

Small flakes on your shoulders and in your hair are not a good look. You probably have dandruff—when the scalp starts shedding dead skin. The bad news? Dandruff usually means your head feels itchy and raw. The good news? The shampoos below may help. If your itching turns out to be lice, see lice treatments.

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