Head lice

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Both my daughters got headlice about a year ago and have had two more episodes since that's three times this year I keep treating their hair using the Combs and ladibugs treatment but it keeps coming back and very frustrated any suggestions?

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Karyn - posted on 03/31/2015

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I make up a spray bottle of water and a few drops of tea tree oil, I spray it on my little ones head every few days, in 7 years they have only had lice twice. Another thing is to put hair spray on the hair as lice can't attach themselves with that in the hair. Hope this helps some x

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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We have come to expect that from her and we just flag it and hope that the Administrators take notice and the Moderators keep locking her conversations. Sometimes though you just have to tell her the way it is or what you think of her and her filthy, evil mouth. Dove is right reading comprehension is low and grammar/spelling skills are just as bad. Not sure where the parents are on this one but it really does need serious help.

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Chana - posted on 04/01/2015

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Angela, She is our evil "resident troll". Although she can really get me going sometimes I try not to feed her lol. It is very hard when she starts with the personal attacks. We have all offered her advice on getting help but she apparently does not want it because she keeps coming back. The Moderators have blocked her posts, deleted her accounts and even contacted Administration but she just keeps coming back with new profile names.

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There isn't anything that I wouldn't do for my children matter what age they are and sounds to me that you haven't had somebody there for you which is pretty bad but you can get through it

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And if you don't have any support within your home or at school I'm sure that a lot of moms here can put aside everything that you said about them and we can help you through it I care

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Seems to me that you're lashing out if something bad happened to you maybe need to talk about it

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I'm in the process of growing out my hair so I put it into a bun and spread so when I go to work no hair was in my face and even though my daughters have had lice three times now I've never gotten it weird hey

Sarah - posted on 03/31/2015

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Funny, I'd think the hairspray would make your hair stickier and the bugs could cling on better. Interesting.

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It's funny you mentioned hairspray because I have a lot of my hair which might explain why I have never gotten it and I'm very close with my daughter to do lots of cuddling and closeness and when they get it I never have it that's a pretty good idea thanks

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I agree with you and that's very strange about girls getting more than boys but I'll do an extra treatment in seven days. Make sure they are rid of it another good product that I like to use and I'm in Canada so I don't know if it's different in the US it's called ladybugs and it's a natural product and works really well you used to come home to get the nets out you don't have to pick through the hair with some of the other products same amount of time but it doesn't hurt their heads when you have to keep yanking them out

Sarah - posted on 03/31/2015

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I definitely find lice in girls more than boys. Like 90% are girls. Even the boys with longer hair tend not to get them. I think girls tend to sit closer to each other and share hair brushes, elastics, hats and even hoodies.

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My son is almost 21 and never in his life has he had lice so I'm pretty upset that my kids keep getting it oh well part of being a mom is having to do with these things right LOL

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Hi Sarah yeah it's kind of strange how you treat it and then it's gone for a while and then suddenly it's back but I guess that's what happens my first daughter Anna went 13 years without headlights and it just started up at your goal and same thing with my other daughter it wasn't until she turn on that she got it which is really strange but I did get the Teatree oil and I'm going to use that on the kids and hopefully that'll help

Sarah - posted on 03/31/2015

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We just had a head lice outbreak at school. It is a frustrating problem for some families, they do everything right and yet the lice return. The good thing it most of the kids at school seem to realize it has nothing to do with dirtiness, and there has been minimal teasing etc.
I do think, from what I hear from the mothers, that the tea tree oil products seem to repel the lice.

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Chana you shouldn't have to explain yourself to her there's something seriously wrong with her and she knows it and she's lashing out because she's very stupid you don't have to explain anything to her I'll just send her Sinai pill in the mail hopefully she'll take it the world doesn't need to have someone like her around

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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I am not certain why you think I need to learn how to spell but that is unimportant. I know obesity is a disease but there are a few things you need to realize, 1- I am not obese I am roughly 20 pounds overweight which is by no means obese. 2- I have a thyroid problem which makes it very difficult for me lose weight, even 20 pounds. 3- Apparently I have more people that care about me than you do because if any cared about you they would have done something about your behavior a long time ago.

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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Bluegirl,
You are a racist disrespectful brat in need of some serious mental counseling. You seem to have anger issue, self respect issues, suicidal thoughts, homicidal tendencies, I could go on and on but I have better things to spend my time doing. I suggestion that you get yourself some serious help before you end up in a juvenile detention center or worse.

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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Good luck with the head lice issue. Hopefully the tea tree oil will help. If not you have a few other options to try.

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Well when parents don't know how to raise her kids right to teach them respect or love this is the kind of people that are in our world it's pretty sad this is the last time I'm gonna say anything about this girl because she's nothing

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I picked up some Teatree oil today I'll use that on my kids hair thanks for all of the post really helped

Dove - posted on 03/31/2015

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Angela... we have moderators that keep blocking her profiles when they are on here, but in order to permanently ban the IP address we need the administrators... and they are AWOL. That is the only reason 'she' is still here... she's been here for a couple of weeks now and has probably gone through at least 20 different profiles. Just ignore her.

Dove - posted on 03/31/2015

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Angela... pay her no attention. She is our 'resident troll'... apparently a 15 year old child w/ way too much time on her hands and crappy parents. She lives to be vicious.

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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I use the same brushes/combs on my girls and they share hair supplies as well. The funny thing is it keeps saying my kids are fat but they are far from it. The oldest is 3 1/2 feet and weights 37 pounds and the youngest is 3 feet 1 inch and weights 31 pounds so they are actually tall and skinny for their age. I am not but I have said before "I may be fat but she is ugly, at least her mouth is, and I can diet". I may not respect animals that are raised for food but at least I have enough respect for myself to not be rude, ignorant and racist.

Dove - posted on 03/31/2015

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lol Chana... my girls are gymnasts w/ long hair, so we have TONS of brushes and hair supplies throughout the house and car... they just happen to use all the same ones because... well, duh... they are sisters in the same house. I'll tell YOU that though. ;)

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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It is not uncommon for siblings to share hairbrushes, pony tail elastics, barrettes, etc. They live in the same house probably share the same bathroom, it's what they do and we as parents want them to share because it is respectful and nice. Something that some people know nothing about yet continue to post. There is however a stigma attached to head lice that it is a "dirty problem" even though that is not the case. Dove said it best when she said it is a "people with hair problem" but again some of our less than respectful, ignorant poster believe otherwise. I guess there may be truth in the saying "Ignorance is bliss".

Dove - posted on 03/31/2015

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Angela, the only time we dealt w/ them... only one of my kids had them and she had them BAD... but none of the rest of us had a single one... and my daughter and her sister do share brushes and... everything. It was really weird. lol

Dove - posted on 03/31/2015

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Tea tree oil can help repel them. You have to comb out every single bug and egg when you do your comb through otherwise they can come back. Make sure your daughters know not to share hats or combs w/ anyone.

Contrary to the ignorance on here... lice actually like CLEAN hair. It's not a dirty problem.. it's a people w/ hair problem. ANYONE can get them at anytime.

They can be a real pain to get rid of so hang in there and be patient. Make sure you comb through their hair every couple of days for at least 2 weeks when they have them and can comb for at least 10 minutes w/out finding ANY bug or egg. I know people who do weekly comb outs on their kids just in case because they have dealt w/ the nasty buggers so many times.

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Ty Chana I appreciate the advice I don't ever seem to get it and my children had never had lice before first time never did Bella was eight and anna was 14 my son who has moved out since he was 18 has never had lice. He's almost 21 now. It's just weird I guess and annoying as hell LOL

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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Bluegirl or whoever you want to be right now. If you knew as much as you think you do you would know that head lice is not a dirty problem better yet read the post before you reply to them.

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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Angela, The shampoo is called Lice Shield Shampoo and Conditioner and it is available at Walmart.com not sure about your local stores but it says it is tangle free and gentle enough for everyday use. The cost is about $8. Hope this helps.

Chana - posted on 03/31/2015

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I think they make a shampoo suitable for everyday use that is supposed to repel lice. I will be honest I am not sure if it works, were you can buy it or how much it cost. I have also heard that tea tree oil or shampoo containing tea tree oil repels them and they don't like the scent of coconut. I worked with many children prior to becoming a stay at home mom who had lice and I always used coconut shampoo and never got it. Now I am not sure if it had anything to do with the shampoo or if I was just lucky.

I know lice can be a frustrating problem but it is not a "dirty issue" like so many people like to think. Lice prefer clean hair because they can not cling to dirty hair as easily. Also, when your girls get the head lice are you washing all their bedclothes, putting any stuffed toys in plastic bags for a few weeks, washing anything that it may be living on or in. Not questioning your cleaning or thing like that just offering suggestions on things that I know can help. Good Luck!

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