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Lice

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long story short, my 8 year old brought home lice. I've got it. I've been through her hair exhaustively. She's clear. But I have nobody to comb mine. I've done the shampoo. I've had my head covered in olive oil, tea tree and lavender and wrapped in plastic for days.  I don't have the money to have it done professionally. So what do I do? I've called the Health department, she said someone would call me back this afternoon. But if there's anything I could start doing now I'd like to.

also, can babies with peach fuzz type hair get lice? I've been checking my six month old daily and I don't see anything but he doesn't like to keep his head still. I saw a spot on his head that looked like it could be a bug bite but I can't be sure. 

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:10 AM
Ugh. No advice, thankfully no experience with this *knock on wood*, but good luck.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:10 AM
Comb it yourself.
Rhodin
by Ruby Member on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:24 AM
1. Get hair clips, leave-in conditioner, your own brush or comb, the nit comb, paper towels, a garbage bag, and an optional sheet (could do this in the bathtub or shower).

2. Put the sheet down where you're going to attempt to comb out if it's not in the tub.

3. You need your hair to be damp and tangle free. Since you knows your hair best, get it there. Be prepared to throw out or boil any brushes or combs used. The conditioner would help by making your hair more slippery.

4. Use the hair clips to divide your hair into sections, like a stylist would if they were about to give you a haircut.

5. Get the nit comb and start with the hair right above your neck. Let it out of the clip and comb from scalp to ends. Inspect and wipe or rinse the nit comb after every pass. Move forward until you get all your hair.

6. Throw the sheet and any clothes you were wearing in the wash right away. Throw out any paper towels used in a sealed bag. Sterilize the hair clips, brush, and comb. Do it again exactly one week later. You should be able to get them all.
KendallsMommee
by Spoiled SAHM on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:25 AM


Quoting Anonymous 2: Ugh. No advice, thankfully no experience with this *knock on wood*, but good luck.
LoveAll3306
by Party Specialist on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Mobile Photo

This spray was the only thing that worked for us after trying everything else. A vinegar rinse will loosen any nits and then use a Lice comb. Follow up with the spray (leave in) every couple of days. GL
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Do you dye your hair? If yes you should get a touch up, the dye will murder those little bastards immediately lol. Problem solved. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:38 AM

I've run the comb through but I can't see the back of my head. I have no way to know if I got all the eggs.

Quoting Anonymous 3: Comb it yourself.


emandab
by Platinum Member on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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Quoting LoveAll3306:

Mobile Photo

This spray was the only thing that worked for us after trying everything else. A vinegar rinse will loosen any nits and then use a Lice comb. Follow up with the spray (leave in) every couple of days. GL


That one worked for us as well for the live bugs.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:39 AM

This too. You should read the reviews for this stuff, it's amazing. The last time one of my girls had lice I sprayed this stuff in our hair, we left for the afternoon while I bug bombed the house, and that was that. No more lice.

Quoting LoveAll3306:

Mobile Photo

This spray was the only thing that worked for us after trying everything else. A vinegar rinse will loosen any nits and then use a Lice comb. Follow up with the spray (leave in) every couple of days. GL


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 27, 2016 at 11:40 AM

This is pretty much what I did with DD but a few times I had to use tweezers because they weren't coming out with the comb.

Quoting Rhodin: 1. Get hair clips, leave-in conditioner, your own brush or comb, the nit comb, paper towels, a garbage bag, and an optional sheet (could do this in the bathtub or shower). 2. Put the sheet down where you're going to attempt to comb out if it's not in the tub. 3. You need your hair to be damp and tangle free. Since you knows your hair best, get it there. Be prepared to throw out or boil any brushes or combs used. The conditioner would help by making your hair more slippery. 4. Use the hair clips to divide your hair into sections, like a stylist would if they were about to give you a haircut. 5. Get the nit comb and start with the hair right above your neck. Let it out of the clip and comb from scalp to ends. Inspect and wipe or rinse the nit comb after every pass. Move forward until you get all your hair. 6. Throw the sheet and any clothes you were wearing in the wash right away. Throw out any paper towels used in a sealed bag. Sterilize the hair clips, brush, and comb. Do it again exactly one week later. You should be able to get them all.


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