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Help Please !! Can't get rid of nits/head lice !!!!

Postby YumMum » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 9:15 am

Hi all, we have an ongoing battle in our house with those pesky, nasty nits/lice that the kids cannot seem to shake off (excuse the pun). First hit was about 6 weeks ago, and of course, they were passed from one to the other to me etc. Dosed everyone with a product called ALICES - a shampoo you put on for 20 mins and repeat a week later. Even with washing bed linen, towels, clothing etc, the buggers keep coming back. The product seems to be rubbish, as even 1 day after using it, my daughter had them again. Can anyone recommend a treatment that actually works ? Pharmacy only stocks this one brand. All advice welcome !!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 9:46 am

Shave everybody's heads and burn all the linen. Then get some kwell shampoo. Oops, maybe that's for crabs not lice. Oh well... I tried. :oops:


http://www.headlicetodeadlice.com/

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Re: Help Please !! Can't get rid of nits/head lice !!!!

Postby splat » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 9:59 am

YumMum wrote:Hi all, we have an ongoing battle in our house with those pesky, nasty nits/lice that the kids cannot seem to shake off (excuse the pun). First hit was about 6 weeks ago, and of course, they were passed from one to the other to me etc. Dosed everyone with a product called ALICES - a shampoo you put on for 20 mins and repeat a week later. Even with washing bed linen, towels, clothing etc, the buggers keep coming back. The product seems to be rubbish, as even 1 day after using it, my daughter had them again. Can anyone recommend a treatment that actually works ? Pharmacy only stocks this one brand. All advice welcome !!


go to a bigger pharmacy and get a decent product. Leave conditioner in your childs hair over nights for one week. Comb with a fine tooth comb every day, use tea tree oil in hair mixed with water in a spray bottle. (the lice don't like this.) Google the internet - loads of good advice out there.

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Postby durain » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 10:25 am

head lice/nit are getting more resistant to anti head lice shampoo. so what you can do is buy a special nit comb. shampoo as normal, then add conditioner. use a normal fine tooth comb and comb from the root out, then use the special nit comb. rince the comb a bowl after every comb/stroke and check if you caught any. you can use this method everyday as you are not using chemical to remove them.

for chemical treatment, you might want to checkout lyclear. they have 2 products - one for treatment and one for repellent. you have to check if they stock it in the chemist.

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Postby durain » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 10:30 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Then get some kwell shampoo. Oops, maybe that's for crabs not lice. Oh well... I tried. :oops:


kerosene works better than kwell shampoo for lice, or was it crabs. :wink: :oops:

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Postby pakjohn » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 3:10 pm

According to google: it's a two step process for your hair, the shampoo kills the adult nits but not the eggs, you also have to carefully comb from the root out with a special little comb. Hope you don't have long thick curly hair!

Also recommended burning pillow cases and pillow!
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Postby textex » Fri, 06 Feb 2009 2:29 pm

Everyone's got a bit of a pyro fetish here it seems...

Do a google on the subject - you'll need to continue to use the shampoo and the comb a fair bit. Hair conditioner will also work while you use the comb. The metal combs are more difficult to use if you have thick hair, I prefer the plastic ones...but we got most of our stuff from Sydney anyhow.

Give your sheets a good wash and sun it dry - the nits and eggs don't like it and will dry up/die in the sun. Other than that, "fire" away... :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 7:38 pm

My new hairstyle makes it easy to take care of 'em. I've got a new Headblade coming over from Amazon as I write. Keeps the ole noggin' as slick as a whistle. They got nuttin' to grab a holt of! :P

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Postby robin_lilac » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 6:58 pm

I once got them from a kindergarten student of mine who was sitting on my lap during story time. You need to be extremely diligent to get rid of these nightmarish creatures. They can get passed around via fabric, so extra precaution is needed. I was told it can take up to a month (sometimes longer) to fully get rid of them, especially when more than one member of the family has them; it's so hard to keep from passing them back and forth.

Sorry to say, but shampooing once a week will not do -- I believe that only kills the live bugs, not the eggs. I was told by numerous people that lice can hold their breath for around 7-8 hours -- no joke. So I took their advice and loaded my hair with oil (veg, olive, whatever), put a shower cap on, put a towel around the edges, and slept like that every night for a few weeks. I also vacuumed and put plastic over the upholstered furniture, my mattress, even the seat in my car. I wore the same few clothes until the lice were gone, of course washing with special detergent every day. I had just graduated from college, and since I was living at home that year, my mom combed through my hair (with the comb esp. for lice eggs) for an hour every evening. I went to great lengths, but I wanted to ensure that they wouldn't return! Of course, the ultimate way to quickly get rid of them is to, yes, shave the head -- something I came very close to doing -- and then treat everything in your house once or twice really well (and at the same time!).

The key is consistency -- daily treating to kill the live bugs and combing to get the eggs before they hatch. Sorry so verbose, but hope this all helps!

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Re: Help Please !! Can't get rid of nits/head lice !!!!

Postby Anna2017 » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:59 am

Hi, I know this is an old post, just wanted to know if you managed to get rid nits/headlice? I have the same problem and it has been going on for 6 months. Seen couple of doctors and all they can said is to make sure you cleaned the bedsheets, pillows...etc in hot water. I have tried various Head lice lotion from australia and USA, tried vinegar, listerine, olice/coconut oils... I Still cant get rid of the nits/headlice. Please let me know what to do? Thank you.

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Re: Help Please !! Can't get rid of nits/head lice !!!!

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:24 pm

Shave your head & burn your linens. Androgynous is okay. Some even find it alluring.


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