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a friend just said theyhave head lice....what have you heard or used...

to gt rid of it? did it work?

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Asked by rebeccadac at 8:33 AM on Nov. 19, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • There is a lot of stuff out there over the counter, one that comes to mind is Reed, and yes it works, all of them do.

    Answer by older at 8:34 AM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Rid works really well.

    During the school year, I have my kids use shampoo with tea tree oil in it (I bought the oil at Target and add it to shampoo), they haven't gotten lice for years. Lice don't like the smell I guess, it's a good natural repellent.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:38 AM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I've heard of mayo or olive oil on the head

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:27 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • get some rid

    Answer by asil at 7:00 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • I heard mayo works. There are other things that aren't as harsh as rid that they sell. Make sure all nits are out of the hair. The whole house has to be cleaned from top to bottom as well as any car they were in. After vacuuming the bag has to be taken outside. Stuffed animals can be put in a garbage bag for 3 days, tightly closed. Wash everything in the hottest water possible.

    Answer by tazdvl at 10:08 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • rid, you can buy it at walmart

    Answer by tonyalynn at 9:27 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Mayo on the head with a plastic shower cap. Suffocates the eggs and lice.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 2:51 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Reed I think is what works best, or so I`ve heard

    Answer by sstepph at 8:59 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

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