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What works on lice?

First time dealing with lice, please help.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Feb. 15, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • There Nix, you can find it in the store. or there's also coconut oil if you want to go natural. i had a friend who tried mayonaise too, and it got it out.

    Answer by svalle at 11:16 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • The stuff you buy at the store usually works. If you want to be more natural I've heard tea tree oil is good. Also my friend uses baby lotion...she puts it on her daughter's head & puts a shower cap on it all night then wash it out the next morning. Some ppl say mayo but baby lotion smells better& does the same thing. Also you have to wash all bed linens, clothes, hats, coats, brushes, combs. dont forget to get some lice spray & spray your furniture, mattress, & dont forget the car!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • Tea Tree Oil
    You can get tea tree shampoo and conditioner if you can't get the oil. Put the oil/water mix, or the conditioner, on the head. Cover with a plastic bad or shower cap for one hour. During that time, vacuum and clean like crazy.

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 11:20 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • As funny as it sounds, Sergeants brand dog flea and tick shampoo. It has the same ingredient as the store bought stuff for lice, but at about 1/5 the price. My dd got lice from a friend in grade school and after spending a small fortune on nix, she borrowed a hat from the friend and got it again about 2 mos later.
    The sergeants shampoo actually worked a lot better, plus it had conditioners in it that made the comb outs easier. We used it on her about every 2-3 days for two weeks.
    Just make sure whatever you use has the same level of Permethrin that the nix does, that's your active ingredient. But watch the eyes, not sure how bad this stuff might sting.

    Answer by daisy521 at 11:27 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • you also need a tiny comb to comb out the bugs and eggs- it takes FORVEVER - we got one at the pet store one of the ones for fleas or whatever-tiny tiny spaces it worked better than the combs for the lice
    also- we found out it came from the neighbors house after fighting them(the lice) for a week or two-they kept coming back...GAH
    we eventually ahd to get perscription stuff to kill them and kept the kids from playing with the neighbors for a few weeks
    it was a nightmare

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:29 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • the brand we used is called resultz, it is pesticide-free and the ingredient helps to destroy the membrane around the eggs and makes them much easier to comb out. it is a little more costly, but after 10 months and hundreds of dollars this is what got rid of it for good. we also put tea tree oil in all our shampoo bottles now and it helps to keep the bugs away.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 5:01 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • Tea tree oil....yes pheonix fire it is a great natural alternative. I used Paul Mitchell tea tree oil deep conditioner for my daughter. Use ALOT and the conditioner will also smother the live lice. You should comb out the eggs and nits. Wash bedding daily in hot water for about 2 weeks.

    Eww now im itching.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 6:45 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

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