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Nit Nannies

Nanaimo, Canada

#46 Aug 10, 2011
Please do not use chemical treatments on your head. They can have adverse effects to you and your childs health as well as studies have shown that head lice are becoming resistant to the chemicals. What alot of people dont understand is that the treatment has to be done again in 7 to 10 days as it will only kill the life lice not the eggs so you really arent getting rid of the lice.
There are other options. Check out my website www.nitnannies.ca . There is helpful information on lice as well as prevention solutions and a non toxic line of products that really work. As for the shaving of the head, head lice only need a small amount of hair shaft to attach eggs to. I had a client who mother shaved his head but he still had head lice. The closer the lice are to the scalp the more viable, the farther away the less likely they are to survive.
JANJJC

United States

#47 Aug 31, 2011
I did months of treatment after treatment for my daughters and myself to have no positive results. In the first three weeks of school my daughters atended three days and were sent home so my husband shaved all five of us and we are all just happy to be rid of the damn parasites I recommend shaving for ANYONE who can't get rid of them!!!!
devon

Omaha, NE

#48 Sep 20, 2011
um......none of you seem to be answering this persons question. they asked "DOES SHAVING YOUR HEAD GET RID OF LICE?" and your answer should look as follows. 1) "YES" or 2) "NO."
None of you have said anything in the way of an answer. you all keep blabbering on about "its drastic," "it's unnecessary" well guess what. I shave my head regularly because of balding, so its not so drastic for me. NOW ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!
Clearlice

Orlando, FL

#49 Sep 23, 2011
Shaving is a drastic measure that does not workout well sometimes... If you read that top commenter, he shaved and the lice just kept moving to where he had hair...

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Praveen

United States

#50 Sep 26, 2011
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Cape Canaveral, FL

#51 Sep 30, 2011
Shaving is just a SILLY solution!

Only a Treatment can give you the insurance for relief!

Water and other shampoos can only mask the problem until it get's worse.

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Stay At Home Mom of 2

Bradenton, FL

#52 Nov 2, 2011
Hello,
I thought the same thing until I found the best cure. I have tries everything with my 15 year old son. He cought them in July 2011 at the mall. We were out shopping for school clothes and 2 days later he was itching and here we go. Believe me we tried everything! And I mean everything. Several OTC lice meds, Prescription malathion from DR, bought the lice comb offline, coconut oil (left on for 12 hours), tea tree oil, black light, washing & exchanging sheets everyday you name it we did it and nothing works. My sons head was hurting so bad from all the combing.(my other son got it once but got rid first treatment of OTC meds.) I was fed up, he was fed up we were getting ready to shave his nice head of hair and then it dawned on me. I use Adams flea and tick & LICE on my dog for years and even kittens in the past. I know dog lice is different but let me tell ya. All the ingredients from all the other lice is in it and even more. He washed, we combed, and he has used it every 4 washings to be sure. It also repels. Finally we got the little bugs!!!! Hope this helps. I have done so much research on this matter I feel like and expert :-)
no hair policy

Circleville, OH

#53 Nov 4, 2011
I think all the public schools should adopt a no hair policy.On the first day of school they should march all the boys and girls into the gym and shave all their heads bald and make them stay bald the entire school year.
no hair = no lice.
Nit Lady

Auckland, New Zealand

#54 Nov 9, 2011
I've had head lice for the last few years, initially caught from my school age children, but we've all been in the getting-rid-of and re-infecting cycle since. I feel like I've tried EVERYTHING, and I really mean everything!!! I've spent thousands of dollars on shampoos, conditioners, natural remedies, and highly toxic insecticides... all to no avail. I even went as far as shaving my hair off (my beautiful long red hair) and as a woman (no offense to guys out there) this was a huge decision, and one that has gone on effecting me and my self esteem for months and months afterwards - you lose your identity and sense of self to cut a long story short (ha ha!). So, after much research I have finally decided to try a vet-only flea treatment. The active ingredient is Fipronil, and it's an insecticide which isn't sold in 'human' lice treatments. Nevertheless, I am truly at my wits end, and prepared to try anything. Don't worry, I won't be using it on my kids, and it's something I've looked into carefully and am not doing lightly. I'll keep up with the conditioner and combing with the children, as I know this works, but it's not actually something you can easily do on yourself - hence why I keep reinfecting my children... gross!! AND if the Fipronil doesn't work, I have just bought some Stromectol online. This is available on prescription for scabies, but apparently it works for head lice too. It's a pill that you take orally. So basically, there ARE other treatments out there, it's just a matter of whether you are desperate enough to try them. Fingers crossed! I just want to go to a hairdresser without feeling embarassment and shame - is that much to ask for??
mke

Stafford, VA

#55 Nov 10, 2011
thanks for clearing that up, just shaved my head and got a little worried for a sec ;)
Greg wrote:
Shaving seems to be traumatizing only to women and people selling head lice remedies. So it's your call: spend a bunch of time and money putting a bunch of mayonnaise/vinegar/tea tree oil/bug poison/some other crazy crap on your head; wash; pick through hair with fine-toothed comb for hours, wait a week and repeat the process; then keep your fingers crossed/knock on wood/pray to some supernatural deity that the lice are gone ... or do the sensible thing and shave your head. Also, head lice are HEAD lice. If you shave your head they will not pack up and move south as some have suggested. Body lice and crab lice might, but head lice will not.
mke

Stafford, VA

#56 Nov 10, 2011
thanks for clearing that up. just shaved my heard and got a little worried for a sec. i thought about shaving everywhere but did not do it.
Nit Picky Assistant

Temecula, CA

#57 Nov 14, 2011
GOING CRAZY -- Anna wrote:
ok so does lice jump and crawl
Lice cannot jump or fly. They can crawl, and they can swing from one hair strand to the next.
http://www.nit-picky.com
Nit Picky Assistant

Temecula, CA

#58 Nov 14, 2011
devon wrote:
um......none of you seem to be answering this persons question. they asked "DOES SHAVING YOUR HEAD GET RID OF LICE?" and your answer should look as follows. 1) "YES" or 2) "NO."
None of you have said anything in the way of an answer. you all keep blabbering on about "its drastic," "it's unnecessary" well guess what. I shave my head regularly because of balding, so its not so drastic for me. NOW ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, it can get rid of lice IF they shave down to bare skin. If there is even an 8th of an inch of hair you can actually still have lice. You can, however shave to an 8th of an inch and then run a lice comb through what hair is left to complete the lice ridding.
Pat

Middleburg, FL

#59 Nov 14, 2011
I am 69 years old. I am clean, my house is clean, I do not work with school children....heaven knows how I got lice. I went to two different family doctors and one skin doctor for almost two months and they kept treating me for an allergic reaction on my scalp...I kept telling them something was crawling and I was itching...duh...they looked at my head and never saw anything, etc. Finally when I went a second time to the skin doctor (this was the fifth doctor visit, total) and showed her a small black critter that fell out of my hair...she tells me I have head lice. By this time they had two months to multiply. Why did they not diagnose me right. And I was on steriods from the family doctor for the supposively allergic reation...so, when I combed these out of my head everything was way bigger than normal. Why couldn't they see these. Why were they black and not white or gray???? Anyway...I have spent weeks and weeks doing all the treatments and combing...I am down to the skin doctor telling me all is killed and quit treating my head. Duh...I still feel things crawling and when I comb...I get tiny black dots out of my hair...either round or longish...but you have to use a magnifying glass to see them and they still are too small to see if they have legs. What are they...nothing takes them away completely...anytime I am tickling on the scalp and I comb....I get these tiny dots. I am about to go nuts....it has worn me down mentally....my life is almost ruined. I want to shave my head and get a wig...it would be 100% better than constantly combing and treating all day long and not sleeping at night because of the stress. Please tell me if I shave and get a wig it will take it all away. I can't take this anymore. By the way...the last time I saw the skin doctor (the one who said I had killed everything by now) she took a biopsy of my scalp and said come back in two weeks. I will be crazy by that time. I have started the treatments again even if she said not to...they help just for a few hours before the crawling starts again. HELP
Pat

Middleburg, FL

#60 Nov 14, 2011
JANJJC wrote:
I did months of treatment after treatment for my daughters and myself to have no positive results. In the first three weeks of school my daughters atended three days and were sent home so my husband shaved all five of us and we are all just happy to be rid of the damn parasites I recommend shaving for ANYONE who can't get rid of them!!!!


I am seriously thinking of doing this. But, some of you all make is sound like it don't work...soooo has it worked for your family...how long ago did you shave your heads and did you have to comb and treat after you shaved. I just want to get past this madness...a three month madness...and the doctors aren't helping at all. Over the counter is not 100% either. I am going MAD. So, please let me know how successful this was for your family.
Sara

Calabasas, CA

#61 Nov 16, 2011
Shaving your head is not necessary!
You are probably so frustrated because you are using a lice removal product that lice have become resistant to, and therefore it is not effective.
Manual lice removal is the safest, most effective method of lice removal and does not involve any drastic measures (such as shaving your head!).
Check out our site for more information:

http://naturalchoiceliceremoval.com
Lukesta

Warrnambool, Australia

#62 Nov 18, 2011
Kali 12345
I agree, I shaved my head and they stayed away for 4 years!
Sally

New York, NY

#63 Dec 17, 2011
Try LiceLogic Treatment Shampoo. It works and is completely non-toxic yet effective.
Ditch the pesticide based treatments for lice as the lice are immune to those. Research has proven it.
Boo

Hixson, TN

#64 Dec 27, 2011
If you shave your hair off you almost have to go bald! We learned this after buzzing our son's hair VERY VERY short and there were STILL tiny brown eggs attached to the hair shaft! We had to comb them out with a lice comb,pick out manually and make sure all he had was barely peach fuzz. It just goes to show you that the only reason for cutting or buzzing the hair (unless you go bald) would be to make it easier to comb. BTW, over the counter products are a waste of money!!! LICEKILLER makes a good product and you can find it online. It comes with an awesome lice comb that will get the eggs out. Sometimes they are very difficult to see especially in the early stages when they are attached VERY CLOSE to the scalp. LISTERINE is something people have used. Might be worth a try or a trip to the pediatrician to get something stronger. Lice are becoming resistant to pesticides.
Edward

UK

#65 Jan 4, 2012
There is some good info on here - http://www.vosenekids.co.uk/headlice-knowledg...

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