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Rochester, PA

#1 Feb 6, 2013
I have never had head lice and know nothing about it, but my kids got it from school this week! I treated them both with the shampoo, but the school nurse said this morning that they still have some. I don't know what to do, their pediatrician said not to re-treat until Monday! I went completely OCD on my entire house! I've cleaned, bleached, washed and sprayed everything! Treated everyone in the house as a precautionary measure. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to treat until I can use the medicated shampoo again??? Please help me, I am freaking out here!!
help

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Feb 6, 2013
Go through your children's heads every night under a light and cut out all the nits you see. Make sure to flush them down the toilet. You have to wait to retreat because the shampoo doesn't kill the eggs and they will hatch and that's when you retreat. It's a long hard process and I would not wish it on anyone.
wrong

Chillicothe, OH

#3 Feb 6, 2013
do NOT use the store bought shampoo, it is filled with pesticides and chemicals that you do not want on your childrens heads. At least I wouldn't want it on my kids heads! Instead take them out of school for 3 days..or do it over the weekend and just saturate their hair with natural tea tree oil, do everyone in the house, including yourself and husband. Leave the tea tree oil on for three days. You can add more everyday! you can re-treat as often as you need because it is natural. After you nip it in the bud and get all the nits and lice out I would suggest using tea tree shampoo and a drop of tea tree behind their ears and on the nape of their necks to deter the lice. Bag up all stuffed animals, dolls, etc. Change all linens, vacuum EVERYTHING, mattresses, furniture, under furniture, etc. Boil hairbrushes, combs, hair ties, head bands, etc.

Good luck!

careful not to get it in the eyes, try not to let it drip past the hair line because even the vapors from it can be uncomfortable near the eyes, nose, and mouth! But it is all natural and far better than any shampoo purchased at the store!
DA Bugs

Chillicothe, OH

#5 Feb 6, 2013
They have a good spray at Walmart I saw infomercial for while back that you can spray on everything and contains nothing harmful to kids or pets
Hairdresser

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Feb 6, 2013
Use real mayonnaise, put is on their hair then put a shower cap over it. Let it sit for about an hour (it'll suffocate all the bugs) then go through their hair with the lice comb and make sure to get all of the nits and dead bugs out. Do not cut the nits out that'll just cause you to cut 3/4 of you kids hair off. Just make sure to get all the nits, if not they will just spread all over again and you'll be back to square one. The shampoos and sprays don't work half of the time. Then if you want to keep them from getting it again start using tea tree shampoo on them. The mint keeps the bugs away. The best kind if Paul Mitchell's you can get from almost any salon.
Hairdresser

Chillicothe, OH

#7 Feb 6, 2013
Hairdresser wrote:
Use real mayonnaise, put is on their hair then put a shower cap over it. Let it sit for about an hour (it'll suffocate all the bugs) then go through their hair with the lice comb and make sure to get all of the nits and dead bugs out. Do not cut the nits out that'll just cause you to cut 3/4 of you kids hair off. Just make sure to get all the nits, if not they will just spread all over again and you'll be back to square one. The shampoos and sprays don't work half of the time. Then if you want to keep them from getting it again start using tea tree shampoo on them. The mint keeps the bugs away. The best kind if Paul Mitchell's you can get from almost any salon.
Rinse it out before going through their hair, I forgot to say that lol.
best method

Lancaster, OH

#8 Feb 6, 2013
Please help wrote:
I have never had head lice and know nothing about it, but my kids got it from school this week! I treated them both with the shampoo, but the school nurse said this morning that they still have some. I don't know what to do, their pediatrician said not to re-treat until Monday! I went completely OCD on my entire house! I've cleaned, bleached, washed and sprayed everything! Treated everyone in the house as a precautionary measure. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to treat until I can use the medicated shampoo again??? Please help me, I am freaking out here!!
Sit down on a white sheet or light colored. Get a metal comb used for head lice and comb their hair until you don't see anymore nits/eggs or bugs. It's time consuming but it works. The shampoos don't work anymore usually. When you are combing you should lay a sheet on your lap and chest to help keep them off of you and short sleeves. Put everything in a plastic bag afterward and leave it for 2 weeks sealed up. Then take them out and wash in hot water. Should do the trick if you apply yourself. When you get done doing that go get some fairy tails products. They have shampoo conditioner and de-tangler. But the only place in town that I've seen it is at Amy's simply divine on water street. It's going to cost about $14 per product but it will repel lice pretty good! I only use the de-tangling spray and my daughter hasn't gotten lice since. Good luck. Lice is so difficult to deal with sometimes but you can beat it if you want to put forth the effort.
best method

Lancaster, OH

#9 Feb 6, 2013
Hairdresser wrote:
Use real mayonnaise, put is on their hair then put a shower cap over it. Let it sit for about an hour (it'll suffocate all the bugs) then go through their hair with the lice comb and make sure to get all of the nits and dead bugs out. Do not cut the nits out that'll just cause you to cut 3/4 of you kids hair off. Just make sure to get all the nits, if not they will just spread all over again and you'll be back to square one. The shampoos and sprays don't work half of the time. Then if you want to keep them from getting it again start using tea tree shampoo on them. The mint keeps the bugs away. The best kind if Paul Mitchell's you can get from almost any salon.
Doesn't work
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Lancaster, OH

#10 Feb 6, 2013
help wrote:
Go through your children's heads every night under a light and cut out all the nits you see. Make sure to flush them down the toilet. You have to wait to retreat because the shampoo doesn't kill the eggs and they will hatch and that's when you retreat. It's a long hard process and I would not wish it on anyone.
Are u insane? I hope the person who asked for help is not cutting the kids hair.
best method

Lancaster, OH

#11 Feb 6, 2013
help wrote:
Go through your children's heads every night under a light and cut out all the nits you see. Make sure to flush them down the toilet. You have to wait to retreat because the shampoo doesn't kill the eggs and they will hatch and that's when you retreat. It's a long hard process and I would not wish it on anyone.
You wait to treat it again because the chemicals in the shampoo can cause seizures and major nervous system disorders dumbass. And why would u cut them when u can pull them out with a fingernail or use a comb. Yes the nits hatch a week after being laid but that's not the main reason why you wait! What a friggin idiot. Glad ur not my mom.
best method

Lancaster, OH

#12 Feb 6, 2013
wrong wrote:
do NOT use the store bought shampoo, it is filled with pesticides and chemicals that you do not want on your childrens heads. At least I wouldn't want it on my kids heads! Instead take them out of school for 3 days..or do it over the weekend and just saturate their hair with natural tea tree oil, do everyone in the house, including yourself and husband. Leave the tea tree oil on for three days. You can add more everyday! you can re-treat as often as you need because it is natural. After you nip it in the bud and get all the nits and lice out I would suggest using tea tree shampoo and a drop of tea tree behind their ears and on the nape of their necks to deter the lice. Bag up all stuffed animals, dolls, etc. Change all linens, vacuum EVERYTHING, mattresses, furniture, under furniture, etc. Boil hairbrushes, combs, hair ties, head bands, etc.

Good luck!

careful not to get it in the eyes, try not to let it drip past the hair line because even the vapors from it can be uncomfortable near the eyes, nose, and mouth! But it is all natural and far better than any shampoo purchased at the store!
Tea tree oil can affect your child too!!
best method

Lancaster, OH

#13 Feb 6, 2013
Miss Kayla wrote:
Try Hellmans mayo. Saturate the hair, cover with shower cap, or even a walmart bag, leave on for and hour or two then rinse with regular shampoo, get a nit comb and comb comb comb. Or try Baby Oil, same routine, it makes the nits slide out easier. Hope this helps.
If you could smother them then people would lay in a bath for an hour.
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Lancaster, OH

#14 Feb 6, 2013
Hairdresser wrote:
Use real mayonnaise, put is on their hair then put a shower cap over it. Let it sit for about an hour (it'll suffocate all the bugs) then go through their hair with the lice comb and make sure to get all of the nits and dead bugs out. Do not cut the nits out that'll just cause you to cut 3/4 of you kids hair off. Just make sure to get all the nits, if not they will just spread all over again and you'll be back to square one. The shampoos and sprays don't work half of the time. Then if you want to keep them from getting it again start using tea tree shampoo on them. The mint keeps the bugs away. The best kind if Paul Mitchell's you can get from almost any salon.
Just because you are a hairdresser or use that name doesn't mean you know all about lice. I agree with the mint smell being possible but its actually more of a citrus smell almost like pine-sol that keeps them away. Maya aide only loosens the nits to make combing them from hair easier. They glue the eggs to the hair when they lay them. You can't smother them with it though.
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Lancaster, OH

#15 Feb 6, 2013
Please help wrote:
I have never had head lice and know nothing about it, but my kids got it from school this week! I treated them both with the shampoo, but the school nurse said this morning that they still have some. I don't know what to do, their pediatrician said not to re-treat until Monday! I went completely OCD on my entire house! I've cleaned, bleached, washed and sprayed everything! Treated everyone in the house as a precautionary measure. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to treat until I can use the medicated shampoo again??? Please help me, I am freaking out here!!
U can kill the bugs and eggs by squeezing them until they pop between the flat surface of your fingernails. I know all of this due to the school my daughter attended in kindergarten have a severe outbreak. She didn't go there after that year and has only gotten it a couple of times since due to close contact in sports. I got so sick of treating it and decided to read up on it to find the best way to get rid of it and keep it away. It's worked pretty we for the most part. Again I wish ya lots of luck!! Be careful of the advice you get on here. And if you feel I am incorrect then here's a link where you can read up on this little critter... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0...
lovelylittlelost soul

United States

#16 Feb 6, 2013
Use 93% rubbing alcohol and regular dawn dish liquid mix it half and half, soak their hair with it and leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse. It will kill EVERYTHING and as far as the eggs, be prepared to invest some time. Picking them out is a pain, but has to be done.
jesus

Chillicothe, OH

#17 Feb 6, 2013
Head lice are immune to over the counter shampoos. Call your dr and he will give you a prescription that will take care of them. It's normal for school kids. Don't waste your money at Walmart. Call your family dr.
uhm

Chillicothe, OH

#18 Feb 6, 2013
Saturate their hair in vinegar leave in for at least half hour no more than 1 hr then wash it out use regular shampoo and conditioner then sit down and pull out whats left the vinegar kills it all! Easiest safest way;)
hola

Chillicothe, OH

#19 Feb 6, 2013
To try and prevent future outbreaks use coconut shampoo.
AhNo

Chillicothe, OH

#20 Feb 7, 2013
If you wash you kids hair in simple flea an tick (dog shampoo) weekly, they won't get it again. My DR told me that an I thought he was nuts. Then while mentioning it to a friend (making fun of the suggestion) my friend said her mom had done that ot her, an it work. I've done it ever since an not had a problem.
tootontanya

Van Wert, OH

#21 Feb 7, 2013
Hey Tanya here's a subject for you. Lol

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