The best, surprising way to get rid of LICE!

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Melanie

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May 5, 2011
 

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Listerine. Sounds weird but it works miracles an helps prevent reinfestation. Just put your child in the tub and pour it on their head. It will feel really cold but just make them sit there for about 3 minutes. If your interested, remove one nit before application and another afterwards. You will see that the listerine eats away their clear bodies and kills them immediately. For maintenance, fill a spray bottle with half water and half listerine. Spritz their hair and this will act like a repellant because they don't like the mentholated smell. This is a great way to get rid of these pests without dangerous pesticides. I discovered this after my daughter had a serious infestation after a sleepover.
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Jan 17, 2012
 
yes well... where we dont want them to be';thats why the whole house should be done at the same time.im definately trying listerine the alcohol is probably why it works-such as the new expensive stuff with bezyl.i watched a lice at my kids school travel the length of 2 sheets of drywall-about 16 feet...and still looking. im going to wash down everything with listerine and shall let you know! Safer Soap made my leather couches look fantastic tho!

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I hate those posters that are simply advertising their product. I hate the way they come on as though public spirited, out to help. You get this in weightloss and heaps of other things.

Public spirited, out to help, makes information freely available.

Witness the Open Source paradigm in computing today which has actually spread to the sale of commercial software products which are more and more offered as free in the first instance and you start paying as you judge it useful and want upgrades and addons.

We use Listerine and I can assume it works, though I've combed lice out and seen them wriggling their legs in a pool of it.

The problem, of course, is reinfestation from eggs that were not killed. My child is reinfested today. One millimetre long creatures seem to be what you get after little more than one day.

We use Vinegar to kill the eggs. Supposed to soften their shells - very believable - and the cement they fasten themselves to the hair with - also very believable.

But not working. Perhaps because I have combined the two (plus tea tree oil) into one formula which I spray onto the child's hair. Chemists assure me there should be no effect on the efficacy of the individual parts except that brought by diluting each one with the other.

Perhaps I should put it on 'thicker', wetter, or two or three applications.

I'm interested in the '2 sheets of drywall' because I've read that the lice cannot live for long off the human host - that there's absolutely no need to be washing and fumigating because off the host they will die quick enough.

So how quick is 'quick', then? If they can walk that far? And is it true at all?

I am searching for an entomology forum or parasitology forum I can join - I've found nothing so far, they are all not suitable for one reason or another... if anyone knows...?

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Had tremendous lice infestation 2 years ago. Imagine 80 live nits on my dd and a hundred live louse? I painstakingly nit-pick every single day. At first, I'm so pissed because it eats up so much time. But afterwards, I find it a great way to bond with my kids. I must say I miss this now. haha.. It's been 2 years now that we haven't been infested. I always remind my dd not to share comb and hair accessories, put beddings and towels under the sun regularly. Had a research about their life cycle and that helped in my nit-picking schedule. Plus, a non-toxic head lice treatment which won't make my kids' hair grey again.
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Thank you my daughter will get those things out soner then we hoped
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Jan 28, 2013
 
Im 24 years I have head lice for 6 months now ! Usually I would use tea tree oil , olive oil , vinegar and I comb everyday with a nit comb but it doesn't seem to work this time Ihave a long hair do its hard to get rid of the nits so I'll give the listerine a try .
have tons of lice and nits in my hair So should I use it everyday?

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tell us the solution how to get rid of eegs and lice
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I'll tell you right now, the BEST thing to use is Crisco cooking grease. Not the oil. The thick white grease. Completely coat your hair in the grease. Then either use an old plastic shopping bag, or even saran wrap to cover your head. You're going to want to do it at night, and sleep with it in your hair. When you wake up, use a good grease cutting dish soap. I always get Dawn. You'll more than likely have to wash your hair twice with the Dawn. After you're done washing that out, you can wash your hair with regular shampoo. The combing is obviously a must. You have to get all the eggs out. Even though all the bugs are smothered, the eggs can still hatch. One mature female lays up to 8 eggs a day. You'll have to run the comb through your hair quite a bit. Also, you have to treat pretty much any fabric. Anything over 130 degrees kills them. (Which is why I liked using a straight iron on my hair before going through it with the comb) Pillows, blankets, sheets, chairs, couches, cars. It must ALL be treated. I recommend flea powder for carpets, and furniture. Sprinkle some on carpet in every room, and your couches and chairs. Let it sit for a few minutes, then run your vacuum over everything. (Sounds like a lot, but this is my process any time I've been around it and it always works.) The spray is also helpful, but it doesn't always kill them. Any stuffed toys, stuff in bags and keep put up for at least 2 weeks. Gives them plenty of time to starve, and die off. It also helps to use black trash bags, and stick them in the sun to warm them up. There's plenty of other ways, but like I said, I've done this quite a few times and it's always worked.
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May 1, 2013
 
Melanie wrote:
Listerine. Sounds weird but it works miracles an helps prevent reinfestation. Just put your child in the tub and pour it on their head. It will feel really cold but just make them sit there for about 3 minutes. If your interested, remove one nit before application and another afterwards. You will see that the listerine eats away their clear bodies and kills them immediately. For maintenance, fill a spray bottle with half water and half listerine. Spritz their hair and this will act like a repellant because they don't like the mentholated smell. This is a great way to get rid of these pests without dangerous pesticides. I discovered this after my daughter had a serious infestation after a sleepover.
doesn't matter what brand of Listerine?
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A fast way to get rid of lice is you could die your hair because the chemicals in the die kills those horable things
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Um actually dying your hair most definitely does not kill them. But from personal experience I find smothering your hair with mayonnaise and outing a plastic bag over it for the night really helps. But you still have to comb it all out.
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May 7, 2013
 
I always just use the robi comb it kills all the live bugs and u do this for a few weeks so it all goes away in like a month
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May 10, 2013
 
foxyrod wrote:
<quoted text> doesn't matter what brand of Listerine?
It is best to use the original listerine.. even the store brand is okay.. but make sure it is the ORIGINAL ONLY... the other types have sugar in the mixture...

have your child place a washcloth over their eyes as you pour it on, the alcohol is a strong smell for them so just becareful.
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May 12, 2013
 
I have had lice for allmost 6 months now I thought I got rid of it but I noticed how my heads been so itchy and I ran a lice comb threw it and saw that I was infested. Its so frustrating because I have thick long hair ands I don't want to cut it off. My mom says to continually run the comb threw my hair but it doesn't seem to be working. I need the fastest and most efficient way to get rid of particularly the nits please. I think they are my main problem. Please help I don't want to go through this no more I'm a teenager I should be worrying about boyfriends not this. Thank you please comment any ideas
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Jun 2, 2013
 
Poodles wrote:
A fast way to get rid of lice is you could die your hair because the chemicals in the die kills those horable things


I dyed my hair twice and it didn't kill them.
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Jun 2, 2013
 
i had lice for a month. i thought i got rid of it for 2 weeks but to no avail. and i am telling you now- DO NOT USE THOSE PESTICIDE TREATMENTS. please! they honestly do not work and can cause many problems. when i first got lice we used it and the lice were still crawling as we combed it out even though they said it was going to "kill" them. yeah right! try olive oil, and seriously comb and HAND PICK out the nits. this may be the only real way to get rid of them... and don't go crazy washing all your ish either. they can't live for more than 24 hours off scalp. i'm deff trying the listerine treatment though. hopefully this in combination with olive oil and hand picking will do the trick. just remember no pesticides !!
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I have been battling these darn things off and on every year from the end of school though the summer for 3 years(every since I have had my stepdaughters more). They live with us now and every week that they go to their mothers even if its for a day or even 2; they come home with them. I have began to take them straight from the car into the back yard and treated as well as gone through their heads. Cleaning the cars daily too. I am constantly cleaning everything and my daughter has even gotten it a few times...Treating 3 girls at once is very hard, plus treating myself afterward. I have a robi comb thing, which used to seem to work but it shocks their heads often so I have not been using it(obviously)... I try to use all the home remedies mentioned and most work...The problem is that when they come home from her house they have it... Does anyone know of any way that I could possibly help to keep this from occurring... I have been spraying their hair with stuff called "Quit Nits" but its not being of much assistance. Their mother said they have it when they get to her home, but there is no way when I check them daily and when they get home to our house they end up having twice as many bugs as nits and I am baffled. The girls no longer have any stuffed animals(threw them all out) even got rid of anything made of cloth for now to avoid the hassle, so now they have 2 barbies each that r not stored,2 babydolls(without hair,lol) each that r on stored, and an outfit each toy that gets washed every 2 days... Their bedding is washed dried and put up for a day or more while being switched with other bedding thats already been washed and dried... I am at a loss and am at my whitts end at this point... Any ideas would be helpful... thanks
lice me

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Jun 13, 2013
 
Use vinger with.shampoo it works
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Jun 18, 2013
 
to worried and frustrated i myself have 3 girls and have been dealing with them for the past month and know how you feel. before i always use the tea tree shampoo and conditioner to prevent them and for 3 yrs it has worked but now i just dont know!!! i do not have any tips because you sound as though you have tried all the home remedies as well. but i feel what your goin through and am so sorry. but if i find a sure treatment i will let you know

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