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How in the hell do get rid of headlice??
September 27, 2007
6:23 pm
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Mich:

I had another thought also. After we finally got rid of the headlice I have my girls start braiding their hair or pulling it back into a ponytail so as to keep their hair to themselves. Harder to get the headlice if the hair is not flying about.

Thought the following might be helpful. I cannot say I agree w/ all their facts, but then I don't know everything either. 🙂

Here it is:

Know your enemy

20 HEAD LICE FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

A Public Service from SawyerMac Productions

1. Head lice have been around since the beginning of recorded time.

2. Head lice do not come from the dirt or air or spontaneous generation. Head lice come from other head lice, just like every other species.

3. Head lice are contracted by head-to-head contact with an infested person or through contact with that person's belongings.

4. Pets do not transmit head lice to humans or vice versa.

5. Head lice can live off a human head for up to 48 hours and a louse lives on a head for approximately 30 days.

6. Nits (lice eggs) are attached to one side of a hair shaft at an angle. Nits are usually white to light grey in color and do not come off easily. Tip - if it crumbles in your fingers, it is probably not a nit.

7. A hatched nit needs a human blood meal within 45 minutes to survive

8. Head lice like clean, healthy heads the best!

9. If you have been exposed to head lice, check your head every few days for 3-4 weeks to make sure you are not infested.

10. Pediculicides - the shampoos and creme rinses used to treat head lice - are no longer considered 100% effective.

11. If a pediculicide did not work the first time, it is unlikely that more treatments will be effective. If you use a pediculicide, follow the directions on the package carefully and never use more than the recommended dose or leave it on the head longer than directed.

12. Never use products containing Lindane, a powerful neurotoxin banned for use in the United Kingdom and given a thumbs down by Consumer Reports.

13. The Centers of Disease Control recommend against using any lice sprays because of the danger to small pets and children.

14. Besides the danger, lice sprays contain pyrethrin which is no longer effective in killing head lice.

15. Smothering head lice with olive oil is an excellent treatment option for eliminating pediculicide-resistant head lice. To learn how to use the olive oil treatment program correctly, watch the video Head Lice to Dead Lice or read the book, Head Lice to Dead Lice. See ordering information.

16. Manual nit picking is a necessary part of any lice treatment program.

17. No comb alone will get rid of head lice.

18. Do not go crazy cleaning your house. Clean once and then concentrate on heads.

19. Please inform the school, and/or daycare and parents of your child's playmates if you discover head lice on your child.

20. Head lice are not dangerous and can be eliminated if you stay informed and are persistent.

Copyright © 2000 Headliceinfo.com

September 27, 2007
8:28 pm
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Michy~ Don't do the kerosene thing. I doesn't work.

I know for some, the mayo method wasn't too effective. But I guess it turned out to be the best solution for me. You see, those little guys can't move around too well in all that glob, (and believe me, it was gooped on THICK!) And the saran wrapped on the head overnight suffocated them. The next day, they were dead, and I mean DEAD dead.

But you still need to go through ALL the steps mentioned above. Forgetting even one of those steps will start the whole cycle over again. Vacuum EVERYTHING, (car included).

I know it's a very tiring process to go thru. But it's even more tiring and very frustrating when it just keeps coming back over and over again.

(((((((Mich & Daughter)))))))))

Hang in there!

September 27, 2007
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Lice can't live very long without a host.
My son recently had lice and i used RESULTZ ($35 cdn)
If you find the Pharmacy formulas expensive, get a lice comb and some Pyrethrins at the local nursery (plants)
Pyrethrins is the main ingredient in some shampoos, and a bottle is less than $10. Use about a cup in the hair, comb it through and let it sit for about 5 mins. Wash the hair with regular shampoo afterwards. repeat this treatment in 5 to 7 days (the nits hatch in a week)
Good luck!

September 28, 2007
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Ok....I am within an inch of shaving her BALD. This is making me crazy....

I think I am trying the whole baby oil thing tonight...I am about to lose my freakin mind....

September 29, 2007
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keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you.......take care.....you will beat them for sure......they must have had a good start.

do your kids have any hair bows? just remember to suspect everything and either wash it in bleach hot water or throw it away....those darn eggs are so relentless.

i too had three daughters and we had the invasion once and it was a NIGHTMARE to be sure.

October 2, 2007
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I think that she will be going back to school tomorrow. The four year old went today.

Ya wanna know what worked FINALLY??

HAIR DYE. I died hers and mine. I just found the closest color to her normal color. IT WORKED WONDERS. I hated to do it with her only being 10, but I was told that it would work...and it did.

I did the gel, I did the baby oil, I did the over the counter shampoos, I tried the natural shampoos, I used the coconut shampoo, I did EVERYTHING. I have vacuumed, and I have cleaned, and done millions of loads of laundry...

But...I think that we have FINALLY got it under control...

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions...and your support. As stupid as it may sound...it really was helpful through this whole NASTY issue.

Mich

October 2, 2007
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I just find out my 9 y old has head lice. Apparently they can travel by computer. (just kidding)

Seriously though he has it- my other 3 kids are so far okay. Just used the licefreee. I'm keeping in mind all of the other remedies posed here, including hair dye. Wish me luck. Soofoo

October 5, 2007
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Use mayonaisse, Saturate the hair for about 4 hours and then wash out. If that does not work call your doctor and they will prescribe something over the counter. It sucks and they cling to clean hair not dirty like peaople perceive.

October 5, 2007
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my kids black and puts hear grease on his scalp and sprays with a light oil. works like a charm. His hair would be a nightmare if he got it. My other son had a head full of nits, the thickest blackest hair you have ever seen. I dont know if we ever got rid of it. I have never gotten it. If you use the store products and put it on over and over it will help with the hatching cycles. Using the nit comb is a lot of work too. Kids can easily get it when sleeping over at other kids homes.

October 6, 2007
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I believe you are to redo in 7-10 days to kill the knits that hatch. IF you use it to much tho you can burn your scalps... I did to me daughter and mine once. Be certain you are cleaning the house and bedding, combs, etc.

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