how do you get rid of lice

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Mandie - posted on 01/02/2012

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What I do is I take ALL the bed linens and throw them in the washer on the hottest setting,then into the dryer on the hottest setting. All pillows need to go in the dryer on the hottest setting. Clothes that have been worn and other clothes that the clothes were around need to be washed and dried the same way. Get the lice bedding spray and spray down everything the person/people with lice has sat or laid on,this includes your carseats. THEN use the shampoo,and egg gel and go through hair in chucnks to make absolutely sure you combed out every bug and nit you can find. They also have this stuff out now that I've never seen,can't remember the name I think its LICE AWAY and its in a yellow and green bottle. There is spray and shampoo. Get both of these and spray everything done and use the shampoo twice or 3 times a week. It is a preventative shampoo and linen spray,the ingredients and smell make lice think twice about hangin out in the hair or on furniture. You HAVE to wash and dry everything "infected" on the hottest possible setting because just using the shampoo will not get rid of them. They live in your bed,furniture and pillows so when you think you got rid of all of them in your hair,you wake up the next morning and end up finding more in there. Good Luck

Chris - posted on 11/20/2011

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Hello Moms... A friend from the east coast told me about this great line of kid's hair care stuff that is actually for lice prevention. I looked up their site, www.zippitydoos.com, and saw tha it was available at Dahl's of all places. I never knew you could prevent lice, but this company says their line is pediatrician approved, laboratory tested, and paraben and sulfate-free. I picked up some yesterday and will use the shampoo and conditioner tonight at bath time. Smells pretty good and my daughter loved the bottle and the pretty colors. They have a whole line and my friend, a mom of 3, swears by it. Good luck!

Karen - posted on 02/27/2011

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I use a cheap conditioner spread generously over the hair. Then comb thoroughly using the nit comb. Wipe the comb after each section of hair to catch any nits or lice. Do this every 3 days for the next two weeks. This way you catch any babies you may have missed the first time.

Candace - posted on 02/23/2011

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Keep in mind. Lice don't live on material things...so, do everything the "same day" and you shouldn't have anymore problems. suffocate everything that isnt' alive.

Beth - posted on 02/23/2011

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Mayo. Yes, really mayo. Slather it on liberally, leave it on for at least 20 minutes - 30 is better, with hair absolutely plastered with it to the head. Make sure there are no "air holes" This suffocates them. Then, with the mayo still on, comb through with a fine tooth comb.

Rinse with warm water (don't worry about removing all of it yet)

Then, rinse liberally with vinegar (will help remove all of the little nits). Comb, reapplying the vinegar as needed with a fine tooth comb.

Wash thoroughly with a shampoo for oily hair - duh - mayo, ha ha. Anyway, wash several times, if needed to get the mayo out.

Stacey - posted on 09/08/2010

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One sure thing that always works for me is to just sit with my child n pull out every single nasty 1 by 1. it saves wasting money on lice products that dont work and though it takes time, for me it is the only effective way of getting them ALL out.

Renee - posted on 09/01/2010

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My daughter brought lice home from school, and we spent a fortune trying to get rid of them. I called my granny and of course she knew just what to...as always! She told me to saturate her hair in olive oil and cover it with a plastic shower cap. It has to stay on there for several hours but it is harmless. She also told us not just treat her but the entire house. That means stuffed animals, furniture, bedding, and hair items. You should gather all the plush toys put them in a trash bag and leave them sealed for 10 days. Clean all the hard toys with a 1 part bleach and 3parts water solution. Then clothing and bedding can be put in the dryer high heat for 1 and 1/2 hours. Also I just threw all brushes and hair bows away. The concept behind the olive oil is that it suffocates the lice and eggs. It was the only thing that worked for us, and I hope it works for you.

Di - posted on 08/23/2010

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Ask Dr for prescription and get a better lice comb. I think the combs that come in the kit are close enough

Nicole - posted on 08/18/2010

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I tried everything going on the market and some home remedies too and after 18 months of trying I finally died my daughters hair she has been nits free since the second week of school this year, it's now 8 months later and we haven't even seen one.

Alyssa - posted on 08/17/2010

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Growing up, there was an outbreak in my elementary school. Having 2 other sisters it was a little rough but we got through it. Wash all the bedding and pillows in HOT water and dry in a HOT dryer. Stuffed animals (if they can't be washed) toss into a garbage bag and leave it tied up (like someone else said) for two weeks. For carpets, I don't remember what my mom did. For our hair though, we got away without cutting it, without chemical treatments, and quite cheaply. My mom found the biggest, cheapest bottle of hair gel she could find. We stayed home from school for a couple days and sat with our heads COVERED in LAYERS of gel. It was nothing for her to cover our hair in half the bottle at a time! And then covered it with a plastic cap. It wasn't a shower cap; they looked like gallon size zipper bags without the zippers twisted and pinned at our foreheads. The WORST thing to do is to wash your hair... Do NOT wash your hair!! Lice thrive on clean hair! You want to smother them! Make sure to wash clothes, coats, hats, etc. Anything that one of those buggers could have made a temporary home in.

Brandy - posted on 08/13/2010

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The lice can't stick to oily hair. That may sound nasty. But haven't you ever noticed people who keeps oily hair never gets lice. I couldn't do it. Thats why my mom put this clear gel spray stuff by Suave right at our neck line and hair line. Thats where the lice like to live and pretty much go as soon as you get them.

Brandy - posted on 08/13/2010

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When I was little the county we lived in had a bad case of it. Mom cut our hair short. Then took all stuffed animals and put them in a trash bag for about 2 weeks. The lice can bed in the fur of the stuffed animals. With them being tied up in the trash bag you are basically smothering them to death. Nobody really knows that part. Cleaned the furniture and carpets. I mean she cleaned everything. Then she started spraying this gel on the back of our necks right at the hair line. And we never got them again. Everybody around us use to keep them but not us. We had a family friend who use to own a day care. And she told my mom how to treat the house. Basic do it like the school is suppose to do there building if even 1 child has it.

Tia - posted on 07/01/2010

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same as everyone else said...Wash everything, rid spray for mattresses and carpets, stuffed animals in air tight bags for 4-6 weeks. I had very long hair when my school had some major problems with lice, the rid stopped working after the third time i got lice. Mayo and a shower cap worked wonders for me, also the tea tree oil in the shampoo is great for prevention. Also make sure you stress to your kids the importance of not sharing combs, brushes, hats, etc with others.

Patricia - posted on 06/01/2010

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RID over the counter medication with a small comb.
did you take all the bedding and use hot water or Iron them to get rid of nits.( also stuffed animals in a bag closed air-tight for 4 weeks. ) wash all surfaces..... and toys, carpet. curtains,dogs cats,,,,,,shampoo...

Cinthia - posted on 06/01/2010

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Actually the best thing is a shower cap and mayo. Cover the head in mayo and then cover it with the shower cap. Leave it on for 30 mins. Next use Dawn dish soap (takes grease out of your way) to get the mayo out of the hair. Follow this with a normal shampooing and a seperate conditioning. Finish up with the nit comb. Finally go thru the hair completely looking for any eggs. Remove those. But don't forget all bedding, stuffed animals and clothing. Plan to clean everything. Rid spray for the mattress does work, but give lots of time between spray and bed time.

Lizzie - posted on 05/29/2010

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have you thrown out all of the pillows and hairbrushes and boil washed all of the bedding?

Malissa - posted on 05/28/2010

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I agree! I belong to a company called Melaleuca, they are all natural chemical free products, My daughter got head lice from preschool and the Melaleuca oil (tea tree oil) got rid of it instantly!! Haven't had a problem since! Great stuff and It don't harm your hair like rid! :)

Tammy - posted on 05/27/2010

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have you tried tea tree oil? It works my son came home from school with lice a few months ago we gave him a buzz cut and then put tea tree oil in our shampoo he hasn't had a problem since it is all natural and repells them..

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