Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:32 AM
She is a clean child.. bathes everyday and she washes well. How does this happen?
I hope we got it all out.. Them things are SOOOO hard to see
Does anyone know any home remedy type suggestions for keeping these things away or to help treat if they are still there?
My neighbor was told by someone that there is an oil of some kind (Tee Tree maybe ) or something that we could put in her hair and a little in her Shampoo that would keep the bugs from attaching?
Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:39 AM
All the literature about head lice says they can't live away from the host for more than 8 hours,don't you believe that......We had to buy new mattress for our youngest daughter.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:04 AM
"We live as though the world were as it should be, to show it what it can be." - Angel
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:42 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:18 AM
Thank you all for yoru advice, Definitely a BIG Help
Coconut??? Who-da-thunk? She had some Suave Coconut Shampoo but stopped using it b/c she said the small was getting too strong. Wow! Guess I better get back to using that shampoo
Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:00 AM
Here are some simple ways to get rid of the lice and their eggs, and help prevent a lice reinfestation:
- Wash all bed linens and clothing that's been recently worn by anyone in your home who's infested in very hot water (130° F [54.4° C]), then put them in the hot cycle of the dryer for at least 20 minutes.
- Have bed linens, clothing, and stuffed animals and plush toys that can't be washed dry-cleaned. Or, put them in airtight bags for 2 weeks.
- Vacuum carpets and any upholstered furniture (in your home or car).
- Soak hair-care items like combs, barrettes, hair ties or bands, headbands, and brushes in rubbing alcohol or medicated shampoo for 1 hour. You can also wash them in hot water or just throw them away.
Wow, that's good to know.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:03 AM
It is every where!!! I always search kids hair before they come in my house lol It sounds awful, but I got it last year from kids and it was pure hell. If anyone knows me I have long thick hair. I really brushed my hair with the lice comb and was crying at one point. I had to do this for weeks to get it gone. It was awful. Not to mention you have to wash all the sheets every day especially pillow cases.
My sister then got it and all of her kids. And She either took it to Chicago or they brought it here. It then when to her whole neighborhood.
It was awful. It took me months to get rid of.
PARENTS: One Lice treatment will not make these go away. You HAVE to go buy the comb at Sallys. It is a lice comb. Brush through their hair for weeks. This comb is what gets rid of it. If you do not do this it will stay and continue to pass to the next kid. Divide the hair in sections- brush on top- side ways- hit all angles of the hair. You will be amazed in a bad way of what all comes out. Do this until it is gone.
It is best to keep your girls hair braided or in a ponytail when they go to school.
My sister went to a lice salon. Yes they have lice salons in Chicago. They told her to get this comb and it is the only thing that will actually get rid of it. It will get live lice and nits. It will get it all.
Take all of the brushes, hats, hair bows, etc- put in a freezer bag and leave for 24hrs and it kills them all. You can also stick in the freezer wrapped up. Dont forget your baseball helmets. Wash coats, throws, everything. Yes add tea tree oil to your shampoos. This will also prevent them for going to you. So use it daily.
So many parents will just waste their money on a treatment or 5. These will not get rid of it all.
Teachers at daycare told me 6 months ago it was going around there. And I wanted to cry. Thank god it did not come to our house.
This post has been edited by CarolineElizabeth: 13 April 2012 - 08:13 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:17 AM
What school does your daughter attend?
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:32 PM
If they laugh at you because you're different, laugh at them because they're all the same.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:29 PM
It has absolutely nothing to do with the school - it can and does happen at just about every public and private school at some point. It hit the princess's private preschool last year and was traced back to a very affluent horse stable in Buckhead (one of the kid's borrowed a helmet when she forgot hers). We have managed to miss it so far and it makes my skin crawl to just think about it, but to decide to rezone your kid because of it is just a little over the top.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:47 PM
This is in every school- maybe you could homeschool your child then or better yet you all live in a bubble lmao I just can hope that was a joke and you forgot the jk or smiley
They actually like clean hair so maybe you should go to this school lol
This post has been edited by CarolineElizabeth: 13 April 2012 - 03:48 PM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:58 PM
We stayed up half the night. The boys were easy but my daughter had long hair. It took me 4 hours to pick out every little nit from her head; we both cried. That comb was useless on her long hair!.
We were stripping beds, washing everything - frantically trying to erase the fact from our house and telling my in-laws!
Good Luck to you - Unfortunately cleanliness has nothing to do with it! Almost everyone of our neighbors' kids had it. I became the "resident" head checker in our sub division. One day you will look back and laugh and assure your own children that they are not bad parents when their kids get lice.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:07 PM
I ended up cutting all 3 of the girls hair, we combed with the steel come every night for weeks. We would sit on the porch I would have them lean back in a chair with a towel under their head, place a dinner plate with Dawn in my lap and comb over the plate to prevent them from getting on me.
When we got rid of them my girls wore gel or hairspray every day to school.
Hair dye and perm lotion will also kill the eggs and keep them from hatching if you can't get all the nits out by comb. If you child has a thin hair shaft it can be very hard to get the nits off.
It was gross and it does make you feel dirty when you are dealing with them.
The worse thing is kids whose parents don't do a thorough job and your kids get reinfected. That is why we started with the gel and hairspray to prevent reinfection.