Viable eggs #nits shed into...remain capable of hatching up to 10 or 12 days #nswdec #ozteachers #austl #edchat HeadLice.Org - Univ. of Miami School of Medicine research on head lice infestations WOWsie! Conclusion: Viable eggs shed into the environment, or on combs, brushes, head gear, etc., remain capable of hatching up to 10 or 12 days. Conclusion: Distance from the scalp is not an indicator of viability.
Home Remedies for removing and treating head lice Smother with olive oil or almond oil and comb through to remove the lice Then treat with the following essential oil of choice: *tea tree oil* *lavender oil* neem oil clove oil *eucalyptus oil* aniseed oil cinnamon leaf oil red thyme oil *peppermint oil* nutmeg oil **personal favorites, easy to acquire at any health food stores (GNC, Vitamin Shoppe)