My daughter keeps getting lice from fathers house,3rd time

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Sarah - posted on 01/17/2016

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Is there a chance she is not being re-infested, but that she isn't being rid of the nits and live lice completely? The CDC guidelines are pretty time specific.
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/t...

Good luck, once and a while at school I will have one kid who just can't seem to be lice free. Frustrating for sure.

Dove - posted on 01/17/2016

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It doesn't cost any money to get rid of lice other than the one time cost of the comb and the normal cost of using conditioner....

Jodi - posted on 01/17/2016

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Wait....do you have custody and visitation orders? You wouldn't want to violate those, or this will become bigger than just a lice situation.

I agree with Sarah, if you have done everything you can, contact CPS.

Heather - posted on 01/17/2016

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She is there when he wants heronly on weekends though,I have done all that you have said all 3 times,with no $$ help from him,I guess I will tell him I'm gonna treat one last time,if she gets it again he can come see her at my home outside,I'm broke my hands are tied,she's 9,I would never want to keep her from him,Ihis girlfriend has threatened violent texts numerous times,I don't know what to do??Because of the threats she's not allowed to stay the night,I care about her well being,,,someone please help me

Sarah - posted on 01/17/2016

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The adults and boys can can lice too, not just your girls. Have you considered reaching out to CPS? If your are completely clearing your child of lice and then she has been re-infested three times, IMO this is negligence. Also, re-exposing her to the chemicals that kill the live lice and having her sit thru multiple nit combing sessions is not fair to her. Another option, would be to get good documentation of each case and request her visitation be stopped until the home is lice free. I'd hate for her not to see her dad, but he could visit with her away from the home instead?

Dove - posted on 01/17/2016

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Those nasty little buggers can be quite persistent.

You need to comb out each and every single egg and bug... and comb thoroughly every 2-3 days for at least 2 weeks... or until you can comb and comb and comb and not find a single one... whichever is longer.

If you miss even a single one (well... technically two) the infestation has a chance to start all over again.

Jodi - posted on 01/17/2016

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When you treat the lice initially, are you repeating treatments? You may need to repeat treatment up to 3 times every 10 days to finally rid the hair of outbreaks. If you don't repeat the treatments, new lice will hatch (it is almost impossible to get rid of all the eggs) and breed.

I used to have the issue that every time my kids were with their cousins, they'd get lice. We believe it was their mother that had them and she wasn't treating herself thoroughly, so the kids all kept getting them. I finally just sent my kids with hair sprayed with tea tree oil (mixed in water), and tightly braided my daughter's hair....and told her to not wash her hair. I also sent them with the tea tree spray bottle and told them to spray themselves with it each morning.

How often is your daughter at her father's house? How old is your daughter?

Heather - posted on 01/17/2016

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I've pleaded with him,there are other male children in his house,so he just doesn't care ,I use tea tree and lavender oils mixed with water as well as the repellent shampoo and braid,I'm stumped

Heather - posted on 01/17/2016

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He knows,I've pleaded with him,I use tea tree oil with lavender oil and water spray,lice repellent shampoo and braid,he has a hateful girlfriend with 2 sons who just dosen't care

Sarah - posted on 01/17/2016

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What does he say about it? Are there other kids in the home? Using a tea tree oil shampoo helps repel lice and if she keeps her hair up or tightly braided, the lice won't be able to penetrate into her hair to lay eggs.

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