Head Lice...HELP!!!.......(UPDATE...THANK YOU EVERYONE)
So I'm actually really embarrassed to admit this, but I need some advice from other moms that may have had this problem in the past. This summer, headlice seemed to run RAMPANT through our valley. My daughter's friend caught it in March and ever since then, it seems like no matter how many times I wash our clothes, pick through my daughters head, treat my daughters head, vacuume our furniture and spray it down with lice repelant, we just can't get rid of it. My daughters friend no longer has it, but my daughter and I just seem to never be able to rid ourselves of the pesty little devils. I have gone so far as to having a friend come over once a night and pick through my head (and I have been picking through hers to make sure we're not leaving her with some little parting gift for her help) and we can't get rid of it. Wal-mart is completely sold out of all headlice treatments (i was lucky enough to get the last box of RID today) and i'm completely lost. We are going down to Hawaii in 2 weeks to see my Fiance who is stationed there, and his friends have been more than happy to lend us their home while they come back to the mainland for the leave that the boys are getting for 2 weeks. I've just been dealing with these things for so long and I can't handle it anymore. We have NEVER had a problem with lice before ( I never even had it when I was in School) so I'm at my wits end trying to deal with this crap. Anyone have any advice?
Thank you so much everyone for your advice. Again, I only had to deal with the things once as a kid, and all we ever found was the nits. I have been using the LiceFree in my daughters hair every night, and it seems to be working WONDERFULLY. I didn't find ANYTHING in her hair tonight when I picked through it. As for me, I'm going to be vinegarizing my head tomorrow, so here comes the next questions. My friend that has been so kind to come over every day has gone back to work now that school is in session, so she is refusing to come over anymore and help (between being time consuming and not wanting to get it herself I can't say as I blame her) so I guess the question is, where I'm by myself, if I do this, how do I comb the nits out by myself? Just take the nit comb to it and hope it takes them out or will the vinegar kill them off so that they will just fall out on their own? My fiance (sometimes I swear he was a woman born in the wrong body ) suprised me this morning by saying that he ordered Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner for me and it should be here in the next couple of days and he ordered a preventative shampoo and conditioner for my daughter that will be here along with it. That's been the biggest problem it seems, with him in Hawaii (and at this point he is my Fiance, not my husband so I don't expect him to be responsible for making sure we are taken care of just yet) and my funds lacking, some of the advice that has been given (like the tea tree shampoo's) was a thought that left my mind as soon as it entered it. I have spent so much money on this crap, is has completely wiped out my funds so I am very blessed to have a man that cares about me and my daughter enough to say "I remember you said a couple of mom's mentioned the tea tree oil stuff so I ordered you and Jazz some special shampoos, and hopefully they work." Where my daughter will be with my Aunt when I go to Hawaii, because of School, my house will be empty so the house will be getting bug bombed while I am gone. So many of you brought this idea to my attention and I thank you. I never thought about bombing. Didn't think it would work on lice for some reason. Anyways, God bless all of you and thank you so much for your help.