can u treat kids head for lice everyother friday until they are gone?

Desiree - posted on 01/17/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my bf gets his kids everyother weekend. the past 3 weekends we have had them they are covered with head lice. we treat them, send them home and they return with them. Their mother doesnt like me (shes hoping my bf will come back to her) so i can not discuse this matter with her and my bf doesnt want to make her mad because she wont let him have the kids...so my question is will it hurt them to treat their hair everyother friday when we get them?

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Desiree - posted on 01/17/2015

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Thanks Jody...that really does help...they are 10 and 7 so they are old enough to be able to have their own shampoo and know they have to use it to keep the bugs off. On Sunday's I sit and pull every nit out I can before sending them home.

Jodi - posted on 01/17/2015

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Can I ask how old the children are? My brother had the exact same issue with his children and we believe that mum was actually the host. She self treated, but has really long, thick, curly hair, so there is no way she could be sure she doesn't have them if only self treating. So every time my brother had the kids back, they had them again. I used to visit with my kids and make sure they were hairsprayed up, lol. So I do understand your frustration.

However, once the children reached an old enough age, we explained that they HATE tea tree oil. So we provided them with shampoo and conditioner with tea tree oil in it, as well as a water spray bottle with tea tree oil. They were old enough to use these preventative measures themselves and it really helped. So once they were treated on holidays (my brother had them for 3 weeks), we gave them these and really have not had problems since.

Desiree - posted on 01/17/2015

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I do our house Sunday after they leave. I have an 11 year old daughter and work very hard at keeping her from getting it. She had it in the 2nd grade so I'm familiar with the steps to get rid of them and keep them gone. Their mom is aware they have a problem and says she is doing the nessasary steps to get rid of them but they keep returning with them. We can only do so much it is up to her to take care of her house hold she has other kids and I'm sure they have them and are miserable as well. I just need to know of any extras we can do besides the chemicals...heard coconut shampoo also heard a mayo / oil combo...just until her home gets them under control. Thanks!

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