My girls have head lice. My oldest DD doesn't have it too bad. But my younger DD has it BAD. :(
When I was younger I got it like that and she has my hair type. Thankfully she has shorter hair right now due to beautifying her own hair with he scissors on Mother's Day.
Anyhow, I used the store brand lice killer, sprayed everything down with some lie killing spray stuff, washed and soaked in hot water all of their pillows/blankets/etc and literally picked nits and eggs for over 2 hours tonight. Looks like I have to take the day off tomorrow too because their little heads are sore, we're all tired and nowhere close to having them all out. But I can't do it anymore tonight. :( And I can't subject them to that any longer tonight.
I think I got all the bugs, but there are tons of eggs left. They're EVERYWHERE!
I don't even know how this happened or how it spread so quickly. But I do know it's quite embarrassing to have to call your friends and family to have them check their heads and the heads of their children. :(
Is there anything else I can do to make the removal of the eggs any easier? That damned comb is NOT helping. HELP!
*Just thinking about this makes my head itch all over, lol. But I checked and I am clean.*
You have to get every last nit or the lice will keep coming back. You can get rid of the lice in 3 weeks with diligent nit combing - do it; it worked for us twice http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/theliceprogram/
Also buy this nit comb, it's the best one (available online): http://www.liceinfo.net/terminator-comb.php
I hate that I am such an expert on lice, but glad that I can help you. The combing sucks, but you **have** to do it, and learn how to do it right or you will never be free of lice. The bagging of items, etc. is not so necessary since lice cannot live without a host. Just keep your heads off the furniture until the lice are gone.
Answer by RobotLady at 11:33 PM on Jun. 19, 2011
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i feel for you, my sd had them last week. thankfully her mom took care of that. i read online that if you rinse their hair in vinegar it will loosen the eggs up and they come out easier. hope this helps.
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