SERIOUSLY BAD NITS

NATALIE - posted on 08/16/2009 ( 58 moms have responded )

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HEY IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS A WAY OF STOPPING THIS RE OCCURRING BAD NIT PROBLEM, MY 5 YEAR OLD IS IN PRE PRIMARY AND ALSO GETS PICKED UP FROM SCHOOL BY THE DAYCARE CENTER THERE SHE REMAINS TILL I COLLECT HER, WE HAVE BEEN TREATING HER HAIR FOR MONTHS NOW TO STOP THIS NIT PROBLEM AND STILL SHE KEEPS GETTING THEM WE USE THE CONDITIONER TREATMENT AND I HAVE USED BAN LICE FOR YEARS AS I DID ON MY OTHER DAUGHTER THIS DOES WORK BUT STILL SHE KEEPS GETTING RE INFESTED REGULARLY SHE HAS SHIRLEY TEMPLE HAIR AND SOMETIMES SHE WILL LET ME TIE IT UP AND IS VERY GOOD WITH LETTING ME AND HER DAD TREAT HER BUT THESE HORRIBLE THINGS ARE SO VERY BIG AND ALL THIS TREATMENT IS NOT DOING HER SCALP VERY GOOD NOR HER HAIR I WOULD LOVE IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME IN ANY WAY FURTHER THAN WHAT I HAVE ALREADY DONE....

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Hi...I'm a hairstylist, and wondering, if after you've treated her, are you picking out the nits? And eggs? Once they are nits, they've already layed eggs, and everyone of those nasty buggers has to be removed as well. All the bedding in the house must be washed, in hot soapy water, then put in a hot dryer...Also, clean all of her stuffed animals,a dn do the bedding of any other kids in the house if she's been in there. Only treat her hair once every 7/10 days, as that's the life cycle of the eggs, so any eggs that have not died from the treatment, will have hatched by then, and you'll need to remove thm, and then treat her again. So treat, then pick out anything you see, and wait the few days then check again...Also, I'd make her wear her hair...my kids have extremley curly hair as wel, so I can imagine what you're going thru. Put teatree oil in her shampoo(works, but stinks, hence keeps them outta her hair)..Also start using some kind of product in her hair( they like clean hair, not dirty hair, so maybe wash it only 1 or 2 times a week)... I know these are hard to deal with, but try these steps, should help. Good luck!:)

Michelle - posted on 08/21/2009

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1 thing that helped me with my 3 girls was a spray in leave in conditioner, this works because the lice can't get a grip on the hair, the other 1 is T-tree oil, a few drops in the water when you rinse thier hair and a few spots on the back of the neck and behind the ears. Hope this helps!

Cassie - posted on 08/22/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter. I would put baby oil on her hair every other day. Then I would put a shower cap on and let her play around in it for a couple of hours. Then I would wash her hair 3-4 times till the oil was all out then I would comb it while it was still wet. I also took all the bedding in the house and wash it with ammonia (sp?) along with the regular laundy soap. Then I would dry it twice. I would also take all the pillows and put them in the dryer for 2 hours. I also sprayed the couch and chairs down with equal parts of tea tree oil and Lavender oil mixed with a lil bit of water.

Hope it helps.

Stacey - posted on 08/20/2009

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Rubbing alcohol works also. Put it in a spray bottle and spray the hair and scalp. The smell may be strong. Its kills the bugs almost instantly and loosens the glue for the eggs. Keep combing the hair with a nit comb. With the rubbing alcohol you do not need to wash it out it dries fast and once it is dry the smell goes away also. Make sure you vacuum alot if you have carpet in the house. The bugs will live in the carpet also. And I agree with other posts on here, flea bomb, cut the hair shorter, keep washing bedding ect. Just keep at it. Also I know alot of dr's will just call in a script for the shampoo so you will not have to take your child to the dr office. Good luck.

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Martha - posted on 11/28/2013

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Three words go on the internet and buy one they are such good value for the price and is a must have for the WHOLE family, If you dont buy it YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!!!!
Nitty Gritty Comb

Melinda - posted on 08/23/2009

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I have daughters with very long hair and had this problem quite a bit in elementary school. My mother in law helped me put mayonnaise and vinegar in their hair. After that we combed all we could out and picked out the rest. A lady at Dollar General suggest T-gel. You can get the cheap kind at Dollar General for $2.00 per bottle or go to Wal-mart and buy the expensive stuff. Wash your daughter's hair in it twice a week and it will KEEP it AWAY. My girls have not had nits in over 2 years. God bless you.

Leasa - posted on 08/23/2009

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what i do with my kids when they are in the shower put condithioner i and then comb itthen wash it out when u dry their hair get a nit comb and use it everynight my daughter goes to daycare and sometmes comes home with them

also try aloveria tea tree oil on her hair theres a lot of thing to do lol laveder

good luck and let us know how u go with it

Wanda - posted on 08/23/2009

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You need to go to this site immediately and get this problem taken care of and over with. Go to www.licekiller.com



You will be rid of this problem. Let me know how it goes.

Carla - posted on 08/23/2009

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you need shaving foam from pound shop my daughter used to get them every time but now she has never had them for 2 years now so give it a go

Kristi - posted on 08/23/2009

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I have been having the same problem with both of my girls....We have been dealing with this off and on for a very long time...I just don't know what to do either....i have cleaned my house from top to bottom and also I have spent hours going through their hair .... I just want to cry when I see them scratching their heads....I have taken all of their stuffed animals and put them in a trash bag and sprayed and left the toys in the bag for weeks...someone told me that might help!!! I have sprayed couches, beds, chairs, you name i have done it!!! PLEASE HELP !!!! I have done shampoo and conditioner also...I do the shampoo twice and then i do the conditioner~!~~ I just don't know what to do anymore!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH

Lisa - posted on 08/22/2009

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My oldest has a never ending nit problem and we bust it with putting in dry hair 1c vinegar, 2 teaspoons teatree oil and 1 tbsp shampoo covering with either a plastic bag or a shower cap then leaving it in the hair for half an hour then washing it out. A hell of alot cheaper than buying nit shampoo every two weeks.

Angela - posted on 08/22/2009

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We had same prob a few years ago. Treat her head like normal. Get a ROBICOMB. I bought mine at Walgreens (5+ yrs ago), it uses a battery and helps u locate the nits. You really need to sit in natural light (outside) and use your fingernails to remove the nits. Buy a lice spray and use it in car and house. Spray sofas and beds. Put covers over furniture for a few weeks, and buy zippered cotton covers for all the bed pillows. Wash everything you can. What cannot be machine washed should be bagged in garbage bag for 2 weeks (dolls, stuffed animals). For older kids or adults, coating hair in mayo works well. Real mayo, not Mir Whp. Wrap cotton around head to keep it from dripping in your face. Cover hair in mayo and wrap head in plastic wrap or shower cap and then wrap a towel around that. Leave on as long as you can stand, 4 hour or overnight. Rinse hair, use lice comb (over tub or sink), then wash your hair a few times. Comb again. Buy, or borrow (it's expensive) some Tea-Tree Oil, and place 3 or 4 drops into a bottle of shampoo. Mark the bottle. Even a few drops will make it smell, so I used cheap shampoo and not my good stuff. Once or twice a week use the T T Oil Shampoo on your kids and yourself. I do not know why it works, but it makes the lice not want to live there. Last, but not least, buy new hairbrushes for everyone and tell them not to share brushes or hats or scarves with anyone. I feel for you. Good Luck

Vicky - posted on 08/22/2009

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My daughter had them a few times and i got a tip of once rid of them using shampoo and conditioner that has tea tree in it, which i do and she has never had head lice again, it was a few years ago when she had them so it must work.

Amanda - posted on 08/22/2009

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Lice and nits can hold their breath for up to 8 hours so smother her head with mayo, put a shower cap on her and send her to bed, make sure she is not using your good sheets lol!

I have also heard that they do not like the shampoo "Herbal essances"

Lice like clean hair so put a little gel or hairspray in her hair, it doesnt have to be a lot just a spritz should do.

Put all stuffed animals in trash bags for a few weeks, they can live off a host for a surprisingly long time.

Are you copletely positive that she is nit free when you treat her? Those buggers are hard to miss and they will lay tons of eggs before you realize it. Maybe after the next time you have treat take her to the local health dept. and have a nurse check her.

Kathy - posted on 08/22/2009

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HI I HAVE BEEN IN YOUR SITUATION AS WELL. AND I AGREE WITH EVERYONE ELSE THAT YOU HAVE TO CLEAN EVERYTING ONCE YOU START TREATMENT. YOU ALSO NEED TO CHECK EVERY 2 DAYS FOR 10 DAYS UNTIL ALL EGGS THAT ARE LAID UNDER THE SKIN HAVE COME OUT. USING FINE COMB I HAVE FOUND TREATING THEM FIRST OFF WITH A PRODUCT FROM "TRY IT EMU FARM MARBURG"FOR LICE WORKS AS IT IS BASED WITH EMU OIL LIKE EVERYONE IS SAYING THEY LIKE CLEAN HAIR. THE OIL STOPS THEM FROM GRIPPING ON THE HAIR. I ALSO NOW USE TEATREE OIL SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER AND WHEN THERE IS A BREAKOUT AT SCHOOL I SOMETIMES WASH THEIR HAIR AND THEN PUT FEW DROPS OF PURE EUCALYPTUS OIL IN THEIR HAIR. IN PARTICULAR JUST ABOVE BOTH EARS AND THE BASE OF THE SCALP JUST UNDER THE HAIR. HAS TO BE PURE OIL SAME IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE TEATREE OIL MAKE SURE IT IS NOT ALLREADY WATERED DOWN THEN YOU'RE ADDING IT TO WATER (AVAILABLE FROM CHEMIST). THE HAIRSPRAY ALSO WORKS AND SO DOES HAIR GEL AS IT CREATES A BARRIER ON THE HAIR. GOOD LUCK AND HOPE YOU GET ON TOP

Alana - posted on 08/22/2009

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My boys brought the nasty little things home last year and my daughter got it. I tried all the OTC lice treatments but nothing worked. I ended up putting Vasoline in her heair and covering it with a shower cap for at least an hour. Then I washed it out with baby oil and comed through her hair with the lice comb. It worked the first time with that treatment. Also, I have heard that using a curling iron or flat iron that is at a temp of at least 110 degrees will kill the lice and the nits. Good luck!!

Kathy - posted on 08/22/2009

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We went through a really bad summer/winter of lice and nits. After using the OTCs, and one having been perscribed a prescription, we used mayo (the cheaper the better & in a glass bottle), shower cap, and 3 hours of your time. Hair was beautiful and soft with no more lice or nits. No more after that. Its cheap and doesn't smell. Don't use the spray on your furninture, it is horrible and doesn't work!

Audrea - posted on 08/22/2009

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Try some products on FairyTales.com they have products to get rid of them and prevent it. I've only used the prevention products...so it must work! A friend who's a hair dresser advised me on it.

Samantha - posted on 08/22/2009

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try some nit shampoo from the chemist. youll have to re do all the bed linen , vac the matteress if you can , hats , hair ties and hair brushes will prob need to be put in a nit solution , the nit shampoo can cause alot of hair damage. When i was in primary school i remember very clearly having bad nits. i also had long blond hair that was thick and my hair and scalp was ruined from nit shampoo. So along with the nit shampoo you may need a good deep conditioner. Maybe its the eggs that is causing the problem? Then if you get a break from the nits in the morning before school put in some hair spray as it makes it hard for the lil suckers to get a grip on the hair apparently and maybe some nice braids or something to keep the hair from flowing about. good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 08/21/2009

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I agree with all of the moms that use Tea Tree oil...It's a natural remedy that doesn't put harmful chemicals on your baby girls head. I have two girls and the youngest always seems to get them whenever school starts. They never have liked my oldest daughter who has a different texture of hair. I'm wondering if you have a cat(s), the vet told me that cats can carry lice and eggs as well and recommended Frontline plus. I use it faithfully along with the tea tree remedies and I haven't had a problem in 6 months, which before used to be almost a monthly occurence. Good luck to you.

Natasha - posted on 08/21/2009

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My stepdaughter was always coming to our place with nits as her mum didn't give a damn about her. She was so embarrased about it. I got an electronic nit comb from the chemist, cost approx $70.00 AU so now she can treat herself everyday. You comb the hair and the comb beeps when it finds nits or eggs and then gives then a little zap which kills them. doesn't hurt the child. In the long run this has saved me money, and my step daughter is not embarrased any more at school.

Deanna - posted on 08/21/2009

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Both of my daughters had them a year and a half ago, and I thought we would never get rid of them. We tried Rid, Nix, bought the combs that shock, etc. until we bought the kit from licenders.com we couldn't get rid of them. I do know that we combed, and combed, and combed, did I say we combed?! We combed everyday for a week or 2. We purchased the kit and a few weeks later they we gone. Hope this helps, I know it was very frustrating for me and the girls. Hope you get rid of them soon!!

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what a lot of mums forget cleaning the head and using one fo the various treatments once may kill the ones live at that moment.. BUT doesn't kill the eggs and needs to be repeated a week later and then again a week after that

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My daughter sued to get it all the time and then I started using Tea Tree shampoo and condition, and its stopped. You can also get non chemical tea tree repellant in chemsits which you spray on and leave on.. its great as my daughter is asthmatic using a lot of the nit solutions the spell would go for her asthma.. Ive been using it for 3 years now and not had nits once in that time...

She has long hair too and I always insist she has her hair tied back in a plat..

an old fashioned remedy which my mother used on us and works was doing a final rince with dilute vinegar.. that works too Ive used it on my son before I found the tea tree remedy

just washing and conditioning the hair with I sue alberto baslm tea tree shampoo and thier conditioner too.. seems to work her school has had many out breaks and she hasnt had one ...

Sarah - posted on 08/21/2009

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My daughter had the same problem when she started Kindergarten. I tried the chemical remedies numerous times but had no luck. We finally tried the new all natural treatmen, I believe it's calle Lice MD and after one treatment they were gone. We also replaced her pillows and sprayed her bed with the aerosal treatment. Hope this helps.

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There's a product on line called LiceRx. It's natural, and the best thing around. The junk they sell over the counter is useless!! Sounds like the daycare needs to do some serious cleaning too!!!

Michelle - posted on 08/20/2009

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Do I ever feel your pain there!!! my ex husband and I have been round and around over this because every other weekend they were coming home with head lice... what really iced the cake is that my twins had just got back from their dads they did a lice check at school the twins had it... my son who is also in school but from my current marriage did not... so I told my ex husband that the health department would be notified everytime they came home from his house with head lice and that I would use this in court if he didn't fix the problem... We'll see if he actually get's off his tushie and fixes the infestation problem

Lucinda - posted on 08/20/2009

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I had to put strait alchol on my daughters hair and leave it overnight with a shower cap all night. That's what finally killed them for us.

Good Luck.

Shannon - posted on 08/20/2009

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Hey, to make a long story short my daughter constantly keeps it, i have found mayo and olive oil work the best it takes 1 day and maybe at the most 2-3hrs. My issue with her comes from her dads house though.

April - posted on 08/20/2009

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The best thing in the world... daily treatment for nits.: Buy hair detangler (spray), and add about a teaspoon of tea tree oil to it. shake it up, and spray in the kids hair every morning. The nits don't like tea tree oil, so it will deter them. I use this for all 3 of my kids. (you can find tea tree oil in the 'ethnic' section of hair products)

Michelle - posted on 08/19/2009

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We found that liceMD worked extremely well for getting rid of not only the head lice but helping to dislocate nits. I'll warn you to use this product outside and not on tile because it is very greasy. Excellent product and to boot it's all natural no pesticides... The tea tree oil never worked for them... I put it in baby shampoo everynight.

Jamie - posted on 08/19/2009

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we had this problem with my daughter and I work for a Doctor and he suggested using vasoline in my daughters hair and leave it in for 8 hours while she sleeps and it works well it kills the nits and makes it very easy to pull the nits out with the comb the only dawnfall is takes several washes with dawn dish soap to get it out but works great.

Amy - posted on 08/19/2009

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both of my daughters had the same problem 3 times in one year. We shampoo'd twice 7 days apart and combed their hair thouroughly every night before bed. All stuffed animals were bagged for 2weeks. All linen was washed in hot water. pillows, couches, all chairs, car seat were sprayed. We also talked about the importance about not sharing hair bows, brushes, coats. I found out that the kids threw all their coats together when they were on the playground...so i'm sure that's how it spread. Need to inform the teachers about that. Hope this helps

Christa - posted on 08/19/2009

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Quoting Rhonda:



Quoting Melissa:

hi, i've heard that lavender and tea tree mixed with water makes a good solution, try spraying on the hair every morning. or if that doesn't work try putting up her hair and sprying with hairspray. It's a bit extreme but does the trick! ;) hope this helps...good luck!






YES!! Hairspray, I know, does the trick...I spray my kids' hair with it every morning before going to school and not once have they gotten lice. There have been children sitting around my daughter that had lice and she never got it due to hairspray...try it and let us know if it works ;o)...good luck






isn't spraying hairspray on children a bed idea?  with all the chemicals and toxins in them...I am surprised that is a way to treat lice & nits.  this would make me very nervous, but I have not  had to treat it so I am not help there.

Karen - posted on 08/19/2009

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Quoting Justine:

Don't know where you are but here in the UK you can get a "nitty gritty" comb. It has long metal teeth and extracts the eggs as well as the live nit. Use conditioner as usual but do it everynight at bath time. The nits will be gone because you've got the eggs as well. Do it everynight for about two weeks. After that i routinely go through once a week to pick up any new ones that might be there. Hope this is some use to you.


 

Karen - posted on 08/19/2009

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My daughter has had nits 4 times, like you she has long thick hair. My tips is to keep her hair tied up as much as possible, check her hair religiously once a week with conditioner & a good metal nit comb. Only when she does get them treat them with a good prescription treatment and comb the hair twice a day for a week until completely clear them treat again. You shouldn't really treat their hair unless they have them because the nits become resistant to it. Hope this helps

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Don't know where you are but here in the UK you can get a "nitty gritty" comb. It has long metal teeth and extracts the eggs as well as the live nit. Use conditioner as usual but do it everynight at bath time. The nits will be gone because you've got the eggs as well. Do it everynight for about two weeks. After that i routinely go through once a week to pick up any new ones that might be there. Hope this is some use to you.

Cathriona - posted on 08/19/2009

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I had the same problem with my girls. Spent a fortune on treatments, shampoos etc. In the end i had to go through their hair strand by strand and pick the eggs out. Its painstaking, but it was the only way. My pharmacist told me that the treatments are very harsh and that they can actually be smelled in their urine a day after use! I used tea tree shampoo on them and put a little drop of tea tree oil behind their ears. After about 10 days the lice were gone.

Anita - posted on 08/19/2009

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In order to eliminate these pests you need to use a fine toothed comb to brush your child's hair. When you do so then the nits get trapped within the teeth and they are eliminated easily.

On the herbal front tea tree oil is the best solution to your problem. Dilute the oil in coconut oil and massage it into your daughter's scalp. Tie her hair with a scarf or a bandana and let the oils stay on her hair overnight. When she wakes up in the morning; wash her hair with warm water and mild shampoo. You will see the dead lice and nits get washed away. Tea tree oil is known for its anti fungal anti bacterial properties and hence it helps to get rid of the lice. The oil also helps to prevent the lice and nits from infesting the head again.

She must also avoid sharing hygiene products and clothes. Wash all her garments with warm water . This will help to kill the nits that get transferred to other clothes.

Tanya - posted on 08/18/2009

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I run a daycare and I had to treat some of my daycare kids. The best way I notice is treat it of corse but you can over do this and burn the kids scalp. I just started checking them everyday... clean and go thru their hair by hand..other wise you miss one egg and it hatches BAM you have more. You must spray the Car, Couches. Bed and stuffed toys. through out all brushes and I just bought new ones. Its alot of work but it takes time to get rid of them. Its really bad to when they come from kids at school. Try to keep her hair up as much as possible. Good luck!

Michele - posted on 08/18/2009

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Be careful with the prescriptions and rid products, you are putting a pesticide on your child. The two natural products that I found that worked really well are Quit Nits and the Fairy Tale Line. When my daughter came home from school with them, I picked them out, strand by strand, hence the name "nit picker". she has really long hair and it took 8 hours to go through her hair. Once they are all out, use gel or hairspray to slick her hair back and up into a ponytail for at least 3 weeks. Wash and dry bedding daily, vaccuum daily, bag stuffed animals and put them in the garage to suffocate for 3 weeks. It is a nightmare and what is most upsetting is that the school is not required to tell you that there is a case present in the school. When you send her to school, send her with one of the huge ziplock bags so that she can put her belongings in it (coat, hat, backpack). If her things are hanging up next to another students, it is that easy to reinfest.

Stephanie - posted on 08/18/2009

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there is a clear gel made by RID that loosens the nits to the point where you just comb with the nit comb and they all come out really easily. Then I suggest you pin back her hair or put it in an updo or use hairbands (the wide ones).

Christy - posted on 08/17/2009

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go to your p and they are gone. ediatrician. We had the same thing and they are a resistant strain. Their treatment is somewhat expensive but one treatment and they are gone. I was so thankful!

Martha - posted on 08/17/2009

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Unfortunately you will need to pick them out of her hair.....a shorter hair cut for a while will let you get control again. Before I treated my children, I would use vinegar rinse...breaks up the glue that sticks the things to the hair. rinse out the vinegar and alot of eggs. use the treatment, rinse, sometimes use the vinegar again....then have to go strand by strand ....very eye straining...and get them all out. I was told that if they come out easy...they are dead...if hard the egg might still be alive. You will also need to do ALL her bedding in a hot wash load. put all her stuff animals into a plastic bag and either use the sprays they have out there or let them sit in the bag for a week, I think. Mayo, vasoline etc....as far as I know have never worked well. After my children were clear....I would continue to use the vinegar in the hair almost daily....it's good for the hair as well. The one daughter that continued to have problems had very fine hair. Once we started with vinegar....alot of the issues went away. Mine are now 18, 15 and 13.....I think we've been clear for more than 8 years now. Also the older the children get the less contact they will have with other children....less investation then.....Good Luck

Rhonda - posted on 08/17/2009

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Quoting Melissa:

hi, i've heard that lavender and tea tree mixed with water makes a good solution, try spraying on the hair every morning. or if that doesn't work try putting up her hair and sprying with hairspray. It's a bit extreme but does the trick! ;) hope this helps...good luck!



YES!! Hairspray, I know, does the trick...I spray my kids' hair with it every morning before going to school and not once have they gotten lice. There have been children sitting around my daughter that had lice and she never got it due to hairspray...try it and let us know if it works ;o)...good luck

Dawn - posted on 08/17/2009

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I find spraying the childs hair with hair spray works stops them getting in ,good luck

Evelyn - posted on 08/17/2009

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Nits....a pest indeed. A pain in the *** indeed, but harmless. oh how annoying. my friend is a hairdresser and she recommended tea tree oil with water (quite strong so you can definitely smell the tea tree oil) in a water sprayer every morning (if someone close at school has nits, or weekly if no-one currently has nits) before school as a preventative measure for nits. Squirted til hair is soaked down to roots - pat dry with disposable towel (unless you like the smell of tea tree oil on your towels), don't rinse head. Still check weekly, keep hair short or tied back if possible. Nits prefer clean hair to dirty hair so don't wash hair too regularly (i know it sounds filthy, but twice a week at most.) This is also a hairdressers tip for reducing dandruff or overly oily hair. (scalp gets too dry or too used to frequently producing normal skin/scalp oils if washed too frequently). If already infested, try different chemical or natural based nit treatments. If lice are still present after following one brands treatment, try another one. some lice do not die with some types but will with another. As other people said too...hot wash/hot tumbledry EVERYthing, and all family's towels, sheets, pillows, toys, hats, carseats, get new hairbrushes in the family too. hope it helps.

Michelle - posted on 08/17/2009

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The last time my girls got them we were having a problem getting rid of them. The Dr. suggested I bomb the house with a flea bomb. He said to think of it this way..."lice and their nits are the same things to humans as flea and their eggs are to dogs." I set the bombs throughout the house and left for several hours. While I was gone I treated the girls hair with mayo and combed through it with a nit comb. Came home and ran a sweeper over all beds, carpeting and washed all the bedding. The nits and lice were gone and they haven't returned. If they do I will repeat the above procedure.

Jaime - posted on 08/17/2009

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...oh also buy an inexpensive leave in conditioner for kids, add about 5 drops to bottle of pure tea tree oil, this will act as a daily use repelent for keeping them from coming back. I also add to my daughter's shampoo and conditioner, seems to work when everyone got hit last spring my daughters remained untouched with it...

Jaime - posted on 08/17/2009

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i had a similar issue a little over a year ago... I went to my family doctor, he prescribed a lotion/cream that is used for Scabies...(the rx shampoo only kills nits not eggs, the lotion is meant to kill pests under skin and penetrate so works better...) we went home put the lotion in her hair, left it on over night... next morning we CLEANED EVERYTHING, bagged stuffed n soft toys, did her clothes, curtians... whole house! then she took a bath and rinsed lotion out of her hair... "presto" not only did it kill the nits but the eggs as well and so much so the eggs jus combed right off her hair!!!!... other helpful hint: it isnt the washer that kills the nits its the dryer so stuffed and soft toys, clothes etc... dry on hot setting (not cool) for 30 mins and done! (save water)

Christine - posted on 08/16/2009

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do not forget to spray the car and her car seat. a lot of parents forget thows 2 places.

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