Headlice

Harnoop - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My daughter of 5 years was itching her head the other day, and when I checked her head she had head lice. My son is 9 years old, and I have never had to deal with head lice before. So I was very upset by the whole thing. I have used two treatments of Lyclear creme rinse on my daughter, 7 days apart as the instructions suggest. There are still alot of nits in her hair, and I am not sure if I have got rid of the headlice totally. As the creme rinse says that eggs hatch 7 - 10 days after treatment. When I treated her the second time, I combed her hair with the comb that came with the pack, and found no live lice but lots of dead lice. I have been combing her hair to remove the nits. Please can some one give me some advice on home treatments I can use to remove the nits, or what to do if I find any more live lice. Also has anyone got any remedies on what I can do in the future to keep headlice away.

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Dove - posted on 08/20/2012

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The only way to remove the nits is to comb them out. I would not (and did not) use the chemical treatments at all as all they do is kill the live lice (maybe) and do nothing else.

Use conditioner and do a thorough comb out until you can comb for 10 minutes without finding a single nit or lice. Then do a comb out every 2-3 days for a while. Once they are all gone it is still a good idea to do a comb out every week.

Tea tree oil supposedly helps at keeping them away.

Here's a link that might help. There are others out there as well.

http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/lice/headl...

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Zoe - posted on 08/19/2014

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Bosisto's Tea tree spray !!
Fantastic just spray on hats hair and pillows !!!
Available on line

Amy - posted on 09/05/2012

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Unfortunately there is no proven way to keep head lice away. What one can do is to purchase a good repellant such as the peppermint spray from My Hair Helpers website. Keep hair in a pony tail or braids or up for girls. The hair down may act as a"bridge" for girls.

Another way to catch lice early is to wet comb with the "terminator" comb so as to discover if there is activity. This way you can treat early!

Other tips can be found at www.myhairhelpers.com

Tia Jayne - posted on 09/04/2012

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Every night give your daughter a bath/shower and put conditioner in then go thought it with a nit comb ( ten pounds ) if you regularly do it they should stay away

Rachel - posted on 08/31/2012

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I always use Linicin, they are a great range that does exactly what it says on the tin. You can ready about it here .....



http://www.linicin-headlice.co.uk/



There are there products

Lincicin Lotion 15 min - for the whole family

Linicin Shampoo 10 min - for treatment in a hurry

Linicin Prevent Spray - for head lice prevention



I have used the lotion before and now I use the prevention spray to keep the nasty bugs away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jodee - posted on 08/27/2012

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When my oldest was little and in preschool she kept getting it. All of the RID/NIX treatments did absolutely nothing. I finally went to my pharmacist and he suggested mayonnaise slathered on the hair (cheap stuff works just fine, just make sure it's not "lite") and covered with plastic will sufficate them. He was right! Granted, my house smelled like and egg salad sandwhich for about 3 months because we had to keep doing it but it did make the eggs easier to get out and it DID kill the bugs. We also bagged up EVERYTHING that wasn't hard plastic and put it in the garage. I ended up ironing her bed (yes, with a regular clothing iron), then vaccuuming the mattress. That worked too.

Jessica - posted on 08/23/2012

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Listerine!!!!! The best thing ever for headlice! My daughter had it last summer, and after 5 treatments and nothing working, I googled home remedies! I bought the regular listerine (yellow) stuff, poured over dry hair, and covered with a plastic bag for 2 hours! Took it off and all lice were dead!!! Plus it disinegrated all the nits!! No outbreaks after that! It is such a vicious cycle and was such a pain, so glad I found that remedy!!!! GOOD LUCK!

Amy - posted on 08/23/2012

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I remove head lice for a living. My suggestion is to buy a "terminator" comb and the lice removal mousse-all natural. Do two treatments with 4-5 days of eachother. Comb daily on wet detangled hair for two weeks to remove any missed nits.Put the hair back and spray "mint" repellant on your child's hair daily.

You can check my u-tube videos and products at www.myhairhelpers.com

You can call me free of charge!

Nancy - posted on 08/20/2012

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to keep them away im sure uve clean all the beds n stuff a ? head lice love clean head so put gel in there hait n hairspray that causes bild up also you can buy tee tree shampoo . its kinda minty works like a charm :)

Chaya - posted on 08/20/2012

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I'm guessing you don't live in the states, but there is a product called freee, with three e's. It kills the nits and renders the eggs sterile, but you still have to comb the hair out.
For whatever reason, boys are less likely to get lice, in fact,it's almost unheard of for adult males to get it, don't know why.

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