My daughter keeps catching Head Lice.......can remove the crawlers but any ideas how to remove the eggs?????????
Amanda - posted on 07/19/2013
I have tried all of the above treatments, and they all seemed to work somewhat. My biggest suggestions, is after you have treated her hair, all her stuffed animals, linins, etc,, wait 10 days and treat again. This will kill anything that you missed the first time. Then work hard on prevention. The best thing to do is to prevent it from coming back. With my girls, every morning (they shower at night) I spray their hair with a Listerine and water mix (1/4 Listerine to 3/4 water) and put their hair up as tight as possible. Then use a lot of hairspray. This will help prevent them from getting into their hair. I also bough a generic tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner (about $6 per bottle) from Sally's that they use every night. Hope this helps, those little critters are a pain in the tail!!
Evelyn - posted on 07/09/2013
Kelly--Good work but not everyone can afford that much money for the Lice Logic. Rid and other over the counter stuff works fine a few times but I have had the problem of it quitting on me and I have had to find other avenues. Some suggest mayo and closed with a plastic bag on the head and set for a few hours (I hear it works for some but never with my kids). Use of Tea Tree Oil was another but for me again all it did was stink. I found at Walmart this spray for the linens, coats, hats and such the Equate version of lice spray for under $5 and it worked nicely to keep the lice at bay. I also finally found a homeopathic remedy in a shampoo as well at Walmart for about the same price and it got rid of the lice. As for the combing out, it takes forever. At one point I actually shortened my daughter's hair because it hung to her waist and it was easier to get to the eggs. If push comes to shove and these do not work for you at all the next step is the doctor's office and they can (used to do this) prescribe a treatment but you have to follow all the directions on the bottle carefully.
Happy Heads and RID both make lice removal kits that include a nit comb to get the eggs out. You shampoo with the special shampoo first (make sure you follow the directions exactly--some require you to cover the head, or to leave it on for a specified time). Then while the hair is still wet, comb through with the nit comb, cleaning the comb after every pass. After the hair is dry, do it again.
Also, once you've gotten rid of the lice on her head, you have to treat your home. Put any plush toys in air tight plastic bags for 2 weeks. Wash all linens in hot water and if possible use bleach. Soak all brushes and combs in bleach for at least 30 minutes. Lastly, spray the fabrics and carpets in your home with Licelogic household lice spray ($38 on Amazon).
In the future, spray her book bags, jackets, hats, and other articles of clothing with the Licelogic spray or rosemary, lavender, and/or mint essential oil spray once a week. Use rosemary or mint scented shampoo and conditioner on her hair each night. This will repel the lice and keep them from hitching a ride back home with her. Lice logic also sells a shampoo, conditioner, and mouse or hairspray kit for like $18, but any conditioner or hair product with a strong mint or rosemary scent will work.
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