can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!

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Deanna - posted on 02/21/2009

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my kids havent had it but my mom use shampoo with tequila in it and that was the only thing she ever used.... me and my brother only had a couple times but she made sure it was dead

Chasity - posted on 02/21/2009

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My sister had lice all the time, it seemed like we could never get rid of it. The doctors had told us that we should use tea tree oil and for all the blankets and such we should put everything into garbage bags and suck the air out with a vacume and then put them in the deep freezer for 24hrs or outside for 48hrs most be colder than 0 F or - 20 C it worked like a charm they also told us to not wash her hair everyday, but every two days instead. worked like a charm have no problem with it now.

Gena - posted on 02/21/2009

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When I was a kid my dad would use vinegar. Use the regular lice comb but after doing the shampoo comb through with vinegar. Also the thing about lice is that it has like a 10 hatching period. So I suggest clean EVERYTHING. put stuffed animals pillows things like that in plastic bags for a few days. If you don't strip the beds and clean the furniture it will never go away. It is a good idea to bug bomb your house too. Then in 10 days you need to do it all again, including the treatment. It is a pain in the butt! If you don't clean and wash everything it will never go away. Good luck!

Heather - posted on 02/21/2009

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We have had our rounds with this as well and were told to put purfume & hairspray on our daughter before school or when she was going to be around other kids.  Put some hair gel or perfume on your finger and go all the way around the hair line.  This really does help. Also, using the tree tea oil helps, we had a lot of luck with this and thankfully haven't had it again!  My daughter's hair is long, down to her rear end, so we do a lot of french braids & ponytails too! 

Geneva - posted on 02/21/2009

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an oily scalp reduces the risk of contracting head lice also keeping thescalp greased with some type of hair grease will disallow the head lice to attach to the scalp and hair. This is something my mom said her maom did when she was a child back in Puerto Rico. You will need to apply the shampoo and use only white sheets until the problem is truly gone, remove all pillows, and stuffed animals, vacuum everthhing.  Good luck My mom says the oily / greased scalp is what really works.

Heather - posted on 02/21/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!



I agree with tea tree oil!  It worked wonders for us.  We mixed a small amount with hair conditioner to make it easier to comb through.  The tea tree oil suffocates the lice and the conditioner makes it super easy to comb the hair out. After battling lice for over a month with a toddler, this was the only remedy that worked.  Good luck!

Deb - posted on 02/21/2009

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Tea tree oil is the best remedy out there...



Please do not use toxic store treatments!!  get some tea tree oil (good quality) and drop into the hair...all over...massage it in (the child will stink of tea tree oil) leave it for several hours...comb through and rinse out...



be sure to treat the bedding, the carpet...all around the sleeping and playing area as well...



((by the way...diluted tea tree oil kills fleas too

Michelle - posted on 02/21/2009

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You may have to repeat the process of the oil or medicine! Sterilize all clothing and everything they touch in the house! Washing the clothing is very important

Michelle - posted on 02/21/2009

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Any kind of oil or prescription medicine! The oil suffocates them! Leave it on for about an hour or longer!

Kimmy - posted on 02/21/2009

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one thing you can do is not wash your kids hair! I know that sounds gross but lice like clean hair so only washing it on fridays after school during outbreaks will help keep them at bay. also put gel or hairspray in there hair before they go to school and when you do wash their hair there is a shampoo you can get at your local healthfood store that they make up with some different types of herbs and oils that repel lice. goodluck!!!

Julia - posted on 02/21/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!




I have always found that using conditioner and a nit comb every night for 7 - 10 days always worked for my kids.  Hope this is helpful but I must add that it must be done every night or it won't work.

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Quoting Sharon:

can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!




Hi, our schools tell us to comb conditioner (not just a little but enough to soak the hair) through their hair. This traps the live lice and you can comb them out. If you do this regularly, you'll stop the cycle. Of course as well as doing this treat their hair at least twice within the laying/hatching cycle. The eggs are the hardest to get rid of, but if you've treated them right, the eggs won't hatch.



Hope this helps

Alicia - posted on 02/20/2009

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After you wash the hair, apply gel or mousse. Lice love clean hair so if you cake it with something you will smother them. Don't think for a second that u r a bad mommy cuz ur kid got lice, its exactly the opposite. It's because they are clean that they get it. Prayers. Alicia Engelman

Tanya - posted on 02/20/2009

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When my girls were younger it seemed that as soon as I got rid of the lice we immediately started another long battle with it! Aside from shaving their heads I used mayonaise or vasaline and then wrap their head with a plastic bag(not for very little ones) and secure it and leave it overnight! Wash it out in the morning with Dawn dish soap! Try doing this during the day for younger ones so you can keep an eye on them. After you are rid of the lice , buy the lice shampoo and add some to your everyday shampoo bottle ! Depending on the size of your normal shampoo bottle (15- 16 oz.) and your childs age ,add about half a bottle of lice shampoo (2- 2.5 oz) in with your regular shampoo! If you prefer modern day technology they sell a comb that it battery powered and as your run it through your childs hair it zaps the live bugs and alerts you when a knit and or a bug is found, it is called the "Robi Comb" . Not sure on the price but is well worth the money! Also a solution of vinegar and water to rinse the hair makes knits come out alot easier and is not harmful to your child like all the over the counter remedies!

Amber - posted on 02/20/2009

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I had a problem with head lice when I was a kid, too. darn kid at school ALWAYS had it and I sat next to her. My mother put kerosene in my hair. I know it's smelly...and the smell won't go away for about a week, but it helped a LOT.



And part of the problem with head lice is that they actually like clean hair. When you wash with soap it dries your hair out. Dirty hair is oily and they can't stick to it as well. So washing your hair every other day to every 2 or 3 days really helps.

Krys - posted on 02/20/2009

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im lucky in that i have 3 boys, when the lice issue comes up and its re-occuring, i just shave them, BUT, i am a fan of the tea tree oil and shampoo and can vouch for the "aroma"



but i have treated a few times with the non enviromentaly friendly moose and when sending to school and child care, gel or moose all through the hair, so the little eggs dont attach as easy! Nothing seems to be foolproof though im affraid!

Denise - posted on 02/20/2009

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The Mayo and shower cap remedy worked for us!! Got this tip from a Kindergarten teacher

User - posted on 02/20/2009

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Mayonnaise and a shower cap from the dollar tree! Have them keep it on all night. It really does work. If you can't get the mayo out w/ shampoo the next morning- dish soap cuts that grease. :) You will have to pick out the nits still, but be diligent and it will work. Good luck!

User - posted on 02/20/2009

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Mayonnaise and a shower cap from the dollar tree! Have them keep it on all night. It really does work. If you can't get the mayo out w/ shampoo the next morning- dish soap cuts that grease. :) You will have to pick out the nits still, but be diligent and it will work. Good luck!

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There is "Super lice" now and it is hard to treat. Try mayonaise on the hair covered by a plastic bag. The bad thing is this has to stay on for a long time before it will work. About all night is the best remedy. This smothers the lice, but smells like a ham sandwich!!! Olive oil will do the same thing. Cleaning thoroughly everything that has fuzz or is cloth has to be treated as well. Been there, done that, its terrible!! Good luck.

Marie - posted on 02/20/2009

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when i was younger my mum used to use vinegar to get rid of them then conditioner and a nit comb to get rid of the eggs then when the hairs clear of headlice use a repellant just ask for it at the chemist x

Tracey - posted on 02/20/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!




THE ONLY THING I FOUND DID THE TRICK WAS SATURATING THE HAIR IN CONDITIONER AND IN VESTING IN A GOOD DE-LICING COMB.  I BOUGHT 1 CALLED THE KIND COMB, BELEVE ME THIS METHOD REALLY DOES THE TRICK, BUT U WILL HAVE TO PERSEVERE WITH THIS AS YOU SHOULD DO IT EVERY 3 DAYS FOR A FORTNIGHT ONCE THE CONDITIONER IS ON JUST COMB IT THROUGH THOROUGHLY.  tHE EGGE HATCH EVERY 3 -7 DAYS. gOOD LUCK ,HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU, BY THE WAY JUST USE CHEAP CONDITIONER IT WONT MAKE A DIFFERENCE, THE HEADLICE DONT KNOW IT CHEAP HA HA.



 



    THANKS TRACEYXXXXXX

User - posted on 02/20/2009

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I have to tell you taht a few years ago my little sister had lice. We tried 3 times with the treatments that you get over the counter at a pharmacy an dthey did not work.  The Doctor prescribed this medication that actually had gasoline in the ingrediaents and we did not want to put that in her hair.  My mother researched it on line and found an all natural way (it was actually just a comb) that she ordered from England.  It came fairly quickly and the lice came right out.  The best thing was, if she got it again, the comb was reusable!

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Use olive oil. Use a bottle a day for three days with a shower cap to hold it all in/on. The thick coating will not allow the new nits to breathe. All will be gone on their heads. You do need to put every fabric you own in the wash, with hot water, followed by 6 weeks in a tightly sealed bag preferably in an outdoor shed in the cold. Vacuum the furniture, thow out the stuffed animals.

Patti - posted on 02/20/2009

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hi there, many years ago when my 3 children were small we had a head lice problem that simply would not go away. Then someone suggested i try shampoo and conditioner that were tea tree based. first you need to saturate the hair in conditioner, yes thats right condition first! then with a nit comb, comb through the hair form the scalp to the ends, just keep doing this until virtually all the conditioner has come off. then rinse, shampoo rinse and shampoo again. do this evry night for about 7 days, yeah you get through plenty of shampoo and condtioner but it should get rid of the little blighters. hope this helps. Patti

Monika - posted on 02/20/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!



Hi, I used a product bought at pharmacy called Peri-med. Spray on hair and brushes, cushions etc. This worked first time and I used it as preventative treatment as well +- 1nce a year. It worked.

Sue - posted on 02/20/2009

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You need to do all the beds, stuffed animals clothes etc.. in hot water and they sell a spray.Take off all matresses and put out side and spray. You have to clean everything if you keep getting them back. lice have a tendency to jump and hang out deep inside the matresses. GOOD LUCK!

Bianca - posted on 02/20/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!



hi there! old fashioned brilcream or any other greasy stuff will help. smeer it onto the hearline. the lice then cannot climb on to the hair.

Mari - posted on 02/20/2009

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hallo. Please to meet you. Answer: wash the hair in Savlon/Detol every time you bath the child. Put the savlon in the water and ask the child to lie down with the hair in the water. it works!!!

User - posted on 02/20/2009

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The school nurse gave out a flier the recommended putting "Crisco" vegetable shortening in the hair for 12 hrs, then washing it out with "dawn" dish liquid. Do the usual wash every blinking thing in the house, bag the fabric toys for two weeks, vacuum the car, and I added flea bombing the house and leaving for several hours. Two weeks later I unbagged everything, haven't had a problem in 8yrs. (knock on wood) I subbed really thick hair conditioner, the type that's sold in a jar for extremely dry hair. I also used a nit comb to make sure I got everything out, and to insure every strand and the scalp was coated. GOOD LUCK :)

Marilyn - posted on 02/20/2009

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TeeTree Oil - and there is now tee tree Shampoo and Conditioner that we use daily.

Sarah - posted on 02/20/2009

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my mum used to use non brewed vi iger on ma hair yh it smells really strong but it really does work



 



the lice fall out



 



good luck with it all

Sarah - posted on 02/20/2009

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my mum used to use non brewed vi iger on ma hair yh it smells really strong but it really does work



 



the lice fall out



 



good luck with it all

Clair - posted on 02/20/2009

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I know exactly what you mean, ME TOO!! I heard that using tea tree shampoo will keep the headlice away. I know that doesn't help get rid of them, but it's a good prvention. Hope it helps!!

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Yes!  Believe it or not, the thing that works the best.....Mayo.  I swear.  Lather their hair with mayo, and run the little comb through it once.  Then saran-wrap their heads and leave it all on there for about 45 minutes (easier said than done, I realize) Then start combing them out, and shampoo the mayo out.  It is also a really good conditioner.  Added bonus.  

Sam - posted on 02/20/2009

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hi



I too was fed up of my little girl getting them all the time.... the myths of them only going in clean hair is untrue... where they can feed and it's warm they will go, whether it's short or long, dirty or clean!



I tried numerous treatment products once I found them, but it only takes one egg to be missed and it starts all over again. It took me hours and hours combing thru the hair, when wet and in sections to get the damn things....



now, when I do their hair for school I spray their hair with hairspray... not a lot so it's rock hard but enough to cover the hair and *touch wood* they've not had lice for 18 months!



I tried tea tree oil and other remedies and lotions to no help... try the hairspray and see how you get on :o)

Jessica - posted on 02/20/2009

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Quoting Lisa:



After spending and entire summer fighting them with one of my daughters, I finally had a nurse tell me of a little comb that is battery operated that you get in the pharmacy. It kills the nits, so after the doctor said no more treatments, I got up every morning and ran this little comb thru her hair. It sounds like a mini bug sapper hahahaha...but it did the trick. Once a week I washed everything and I stopped going to the movies ( they are bad on the seats) for a bit and we got rid of them. Or like I really think we just out lasted them!!!






Okay but how much is that?  My 2nd daughter got it when she was really young and it took a month to get rid of them because her hair was so fine.  I got so fed up with it I took her to our doctors nurse who told me to do the mayo before coming in and then me and her spent hours picking the nits out with our finger nails...Then of course I bleached all surfaces of my house and vacuumed all cloth and carpets (which included both sides of the mattresses of all beds).  Then we washed all bedding and clothes in HOT water.  Now my 2nd youngest daughters pre k just let us know that someone has it and to watch for it so I am willing to not go through that again and was thinking about this comb as a just in case every night thing but I dont really want to spend $100 on it either...So if you could let me know that would be awesome.

Kerry - posted on 02/20/2009

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A metal comb with long teeth preferably some type og grooving in the teeth, in australia there is one system called Lice Meister has the best comb i ever found, more expensive but worth it!  check out info at http://www.headlice.org/licemeister/inde... .  i had one child that constantly even in her teens had lice, they seem to love her and i taught her to comb with the lice meister every time she washed her hair, this helped to keep them down in outbreak times (they also loved to congregate on the side of her head that she sleeps on.??)

Phyllis - posted on 02/20/2009

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I second the reccomendation for Mayo. I used it on my daughter and it worked great!

Kerry - posted on 02/20/2009

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Things that clog up the pores on the lice bodys will have a good effect of knocking them out for long enough to comb them out.  There was studys done in australia and one of the best methods was to use a white conditioner on the hair leave for around 10 mins then comb out in sections wiping the comb onto a towel or something similar until the combing comes away clean of lice.  Do this again in around 3 days then once a week.  The problem is that too many parents dont think it s possible that their kids could have lice because they are 'clean' people.  this is another myth, lice actually like clean hair.



tea tree oil is effective and doesnt tend to hurt the skin and also what has worked for me is emu oil products.  After  you have removed them use hair spray on the childs hair everyday as the lice dont like to jump into hair spray and dont tend to hang around.  In one of the early grades i sent my daughter to school for a week stinking of tea tree and with ascarf on her head, i told her that if and when the other kids complained she should jsut say that if everyone did their hair for nits/lice when the school told parents they were around, seh would not have to go to such lengths to keep them out of her hair.  i trained her to just say to the other kids that if they all did their hair each weekend, the bugs would go away.  This actually worked. most of the kids in hr class were done for lice over the next weekend, the kids were horrified that they might have to smell like my daughter!

Leanne - posted on 02/20/2009

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 only advise would be thoughly dee lice ...pick every little bugger (eggs and all)out  then treat with chemical..... don't wash thier hair so often....if girl... many many plats...and leave them in as long as you can.



 

Catherine - posted on 02/20/2009

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I have been battling headlice for nearly 4 years now with my 8 year old twins, and nothing seems to work...I am going crazy, so very interested in reading everyone else's troubles and it's nice to see I'm not the only one.  I think what I've discovered is if you don't get ALL the eggs out, you are just back to square one...

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We used to be plagued with nits and tried almost every treatment going.  I found a Nitty Gritty comb works best.  Use it with any conditioner, the spiral  grooves on the metal teeth mean the little blighters cant hold on to the hair anymore.  My comb cost me ten pounds from a pharmacy, but I haven't had to buy any more bottles of expensive lice treatment.  I always use tea tree conditioner too, apparently they hate the smell.

Nickey - posted on 02/20/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!



I know what you are going through and its hell, Use mayonaise just paste alote on the hair and leave in for a few hours it works trust me



 



 



 

Amanda - posted on 02/20/2009

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will have to try the coconut oil or olive oil.



when I lived on the coast, after months and $$$$$$ another mum suggested dog shampoo. and It worked!!!! (the anit flea kind)



My lovely girl just got reifested after i had run out of dog shampoo, its a good preventer too. ( i thought high school no more worries. I was SOOOO wrong!)



 



now how to make them tidy their room.........

Nicki - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hi My children have only ever had head lice once! On the first visit from the lirrle horro's i was already mortified that they had them and asked my Mum wether we had them as children and how did she resolve the problem?

I did as a child get them lots until I went to secondary school but my little sister never had them once and my Mum put this down to her always having hair spray on her hair!

So since that day I have kept my son's hair short and styled with gel and my daughter who's hair has grown to reach her bottom, has her hair in a plait for school and hairspray on it.

The head lice can not attch to the strands of hair when the spray or gel is on it. Hope this helps for you.

Nicki.x

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