just a little follow up on the hectic situation here. found lice in 6 year old's hair saturday night, treated her & my other 2 daughters with the RID kit the same night and washed everything. the next day there were still live bugs in her hair so i treated her again with the RID kit. she spent the night with my mom that night and she soaked her hair in conditioner and combed it and thought she got most of them.
monday morning there were a few more live bugs still. i finally resorted to the home remedies i read up on and some that you ladies gave me. first, i soaked her hair in listerine for half an hour. that effectively killed any live bugs that remained, but there weren't that many. then i drenched her hair in mayo and left it on for an hour. this effectively suffocated the nits and made her hair very slick for easy pulling and grabbing of nits. i spent the next two and a half hours pulling nits out of her hair. there had to be hundreds of them. it was definitely an interesting way to spend memorial day with my parents lol! thankfully they were there though because they helped keep my other two children occupied through the tedious process. some of the nits were practically microscopic.
when i got her home that night, i washed her hair again regularly and combed it, found another eighteen nits.
i sent her to school yesterday and informed her teacher, apparently she was sent to the office once for scratching, the nurse only pulled out two nits and sent her back to class. when i got her home, i washed her hair again and pulled out thirteen nits. apparently they hide when the hair is being washed so tonight im going to condition it dry and comb it that way. but atleast the number is less and less each time, and no more live bugs anymore. its just a little discouraging when i find more thinking i got them all the previous combing.
anyway, the combo of listerine and mayo is definitely what did the trick, plus my extreme 2 hour dedication to pulling them out and her patience LOL! needless to say she was infested with nits. one of the worst experiences ever!! she also claims she didn't share anything with anyone at school so it remains to be seen how she got them because apparently unlike commonly thought, lice cannot 'jump' from one head to another.
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