I wish I couldnt' give advice on this meaning I'd never experienced it, but we had our first bout last year during the Christmas break. So disgusting, and all but my husband got it. Our heads were itching so bad. We tried all the over the counter tricks, and really the things that worked were simple but time-consuming. For me it was using the blow dryer, and gel everyday as they don't like the heat, and can't breathe well in the gel. For my two boy's it was haircuts, and combing out the nits. The oldest had a mohawk shortly after so his was cured. For the girls, long hair that I refused to cut. Coconut shampoo and creme rinse. I wouldn't rinse out all of the rinse. From there it was daily combing out the nits, sometimes 3 times a day. The nit combs you get it the over the counter drugs kept breaking, so I finally used our flea comb we keep in the house for the cats, and this worked so much better. Good luck!
at 3:47 PM on Aug. 10, 2010