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post #21 of 38

Hello Serenyd,

 

Thank you for your interest.  I will send you a PM in just a moment with all the details. 

 

Cheers,

 

Chris 

post #22 of 38

Hylands is distributing the Australian product, Quit Nits, in the US. 

 

The label of Quit Nits calls it a "Scientifically Proven Homeopathic HeadLice Treatment." It is a homeopathic product. And, like most homeopathic remedies, it is plant based. Here is a Fact Sheet  and Product Info on Quit Nits. 

 

I'm responding because Thao is a friend of mine and I wanted to help clear up the misunderstanding about the ingredients. Ingredients are important to me as a mom, too. So many products are not what they appear, but Hyland's is the real deal. They were a loyal advertiser in Mothering Magazine for decades and I trust their products.

 

I haven't used this product myself but know I would have liked to have tried it when I got lice years ago from my friend's children. The only treatment available then was so toxic. This is one of the first things I've seen that's not. When my daughter got lice in her long hair in Hawaii, the only thing they could do was to pick them out with their fingernails. It just makes me itch thinking of it...

 

post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by Daffodil View Post

So what makes Quit Nits homeopathic?  Isn't the idea behind homeopathy that you treat a condition by using a substance that produces the same symptoms as the condition?  I don't see how this product fits in with that idea.




Thanks for the question.  You are correct: many homeopathic medicines are used according to the principle of similars - that is, like cures like.  The principle of similars says that a substance that might cause a symptom in a healthy person, when given in homeopathic dose to a person exhibiting that same symptom, may relieve that very same condition.  For instance, when cutting a red onion (Allium Cepa) one often experiences runny eyes and runny nose.  That's why Allium Cepa is included in many homeopathic allergy medicines - to relieve the runny eyes and runny nose from allergens.

Boericke's Materia Medica, which is a collection of homeopathic symptoms from homeopathic provings and clinical observations and experience, indicates that homeopathic Staphysagria and Sabadilla are observed to cause symptoms of "burning, tingling, and pricking in forehead and scalp (as from lice)" and "itching eruption above and behind ears".   Following the principle of similars, taking homeopathic doses of Staphysagria and Sabadilla may relieve those symptoms of scalp tingling and itching that are associated with a lice infestation.

As it happens, Staphysagria, Sabadilla, and Quassia Amara are also homeopathic observed treatments from clinical experience for head lice.  What is an observed treatment?

There are a handful of homeopathic medicines that work parallel to the principle of similars - among the most common: Arnica Montana and Calendula Officinalis.  If you eat a ton of Arnica, you will not induce bruising.  If you rub yourself with Calendula, you will not cause burns on your skin.  Over time, these homeopathic ingredients have been observed in clinical experience to relieve specific symptoms.  Homeopathic doses of Quassia Amara (gum tree), Staphysagria, and Sabadilla all work in the same way: they have been observed in clinical experience over many years to be successful in treating head lice.  With Quit Nits, we took these clinical observations into the lab and tested them.  The result is the Quit Nits product.  So, the short answer is Quit Nits is a homeopathic medication based on both the principle of similars and clinical experience.

We hope this answer is helpful to you!

Hyland's understands homeopathy, and we understand families. Hyland's cares for your family at every stage of life. Hylands

Hyland's understands homeopathy, and we understand families. Hyland's cares for your family at every stage of life. Hylands

post #24 of 38
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The label of Quit Nits calls it a "Scientifically Proven Homeopathic HeadLice Treatment." It is a homeopathic product. And, like most homeopathic remedies, it is plant based. Here is a Fact Sheet  and Product Info on Quit Nits. 

 



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Boericke's Materia Medica, which is a collection of homeopathic symptoms from homeopathic provings and clinical observations and experience, indicates that homeopathic Staphysagria and Sabadilla are observed to cause symptoms of "burning, tingling, and pricking in forehead and scalp (as from lice)" and "itching eruption above and behind ears".   Following the principle of similars, taking homeopathic doses of Staphysagria and Sabadilla may relieve those symptoms of scalp tingling and itching that are associated with a lice infestation.
 


But....but....

 

The fact sheet I read says nothing about soothing itching. It talks about killing lice and preventing re-infestation. Isn't that the main purpose of this product? I don't see how that can be done homeopathically. It can certainly be done with herbs, but that doesn't make it homeopathic. This might be a homeopathic remedy for itching, but not for killing lice.

 

Sorry for being so particular, but I really don't think this is accurate advertising.

 

post #25 of 38

As Thao says, Quit Nits is a homeopathic remedy for two reasons. One, because its ingredients have been "proved" to mimic the symptoms of the condition (itching), Two, because  homeopathic doses of the ingredients have been observed in clinical experience over many years to be successful in treating head lice.

 

I understand that you're saying the ingredients could not mimic head lice themselves but the remedy is still considered homeopathic because of its tested effectiveness and proving of the individual ingredients.

 

We should do a workshop on homeopathy on the boards. 

 

 

post #26 of 38
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But....but....

 

The fact sheet I read says nothing about soothing itching. It talks about killing lice and preventing re-infestation. Isn't that the main purpose of this product? I don't see how that can be done homeopathically. It can certainly be done with herbs, but that doesn't make it homeopathic. This might be a homeopathic remedy for itching, but not for killing lice.

 

Sorry for being so particular, but I really don't think this is accurate advertising.

 



Ummm, yeah.  This product may use homeopathy to relieve itching, but how the heck do you use homeopathy to kill bugs?  The product may work perfectly to relieve symptoms but otherwise it's just another case of creative marketing.

 

We don't need a workshop on homeopathy and the way you said that has the potential to come across as insulting.    :)

 

post #27 of 38

Hi Everyone,

 

Thank you all for your comments and interest.  We appreciate the sharing of knowledge and the questions that sparked them.  This thread will remain live and our offer to reimburse up to 5 moms for the purchase of Quit Nits in exchange for an honest review still stands. So far, we have two members who have expressed interest.  This thread's time in our homepage is expiring today.  

 

You can always find our sponsored content under the Sponsored Content, Contests & Giveaways Forum.  

 

Thanks and have a wonderful Friday!

 

Chris

post #28 of 38

i was not insulted. i am not sure what the difference is or why calling it homeopathy is a big problem. at this point i dont care either. i bought it. and i am happy so far. it smelled good. my kids said it smelled like lemon cookies. and it made their hair so soft. my hands were real soft too. and their hair started out real dry and damaged from swimming lessons. for that alone i would have paid the money. did it get rid of the lice. i wont know for sure for 2 more days. if i dont see any more bugs for 2 more days then i will call it a success.

post #29 of 38
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i was not insulted. i am not sure what the difference is or why calling it homeopathy is a big problem. at this point i dont care either. i bought it. and i am happy so far. it smelled good. my kids said it smelled like lemon cookies. and it made their hair so soft. my hands were real soft too. and their hair started out real dry and damaged from swimming lessons. for that alone i would have paid the money. did it get rid of the lice. i wont know for sure for 2 more days. if i dont see any more bugs for 2 more days then i will call it a success.



I suppose if you read the thread, you might understand what the difference is. Calling it homeopathy is a misuse of the term, and some people care about that.

 

 

post #30 of 38

I'd love to see a homeopathy workshop on the boards!

post #31 of 38



 

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I suppose if you read the thread, you might understand what the difference is. Calling it homeopathy is a misuse of the term, and some people care about that.

 

 



 

lots of people care about lots of things. it seemed like nit picking to me. pun intended.

post #32 of 38


 

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lots of people care about lots of things. it seemed like nit picking to me. pun intended.

 

Yup. Lots of people care about lots of things. Difference is, nobody is implying that you should care. You are implying that I shouldn't. Why does it bother you that people care about issues that you have no interest in?

post #33 of 38

We have had the first lice infestation in our household too...and I actually selected the Quit Nits treatment at CVS since it was the only natural one available.  I'd be willing to do a write up of it after we complete the treatment.  So far my only complaint was that it took two boxes in order to cover her thick head of shoulder length hair.

post #34 of 38

Can I still get in on the Quit Nits offer ? I have used it on myself!

post #35 of 38

Sooooo..... Does it work?  Final verdict please?  I assume all of you who tried it have some opinion on the matter.  Was it as effective as just applying to the hair, leaving on, and then washing out after 4 hours?  Did that really get rid of all the lice and eggs?
 

post #36 of 38

i left it on overnight. worked awesome. and i tell everyone about it. 

 

my DSD's sister is coming over again next friday. she has been infested for 2 years bc her parents dont care enough to try harder. it makes me so mad. we used this stuff last time and it got them all. then we had to send her back and her step sister over there still had them and so she has them again. i still have 2 boxes of this stuff in my bathroom closet just for her when she visits. the first thing she does is go to the bathroom and get treated. she wishes her dad would do that for her. she gets to spend the whole weekend here with no lice. i really like the preventative too. 

post #37 of 38
Quit Nits is a great product I have tried everything and it always came back in my two girls. Last year I was horified to find out they gave it to me, I bout Quit Nits for me and was scared because I had no one to pull nits so I hoped for the best. I left it on for four hours then washed it out. Did not have nits picked out since there was no one to help me, and to my surprise it is over a year later nothing came back. Worked for kids too smells great works great will never use anything else again wish the complete kit was cheaper though girls have long hair have to use whole bottle on them so here 25 dollars for the kit, had to get 2 really stunk spending fifty dollars then two days later another 25 for me. Spray seems to work too used it on girls every day for school did not want the little buggers back lol. All in all great product.
post #38 of 38
Quit Nits is a great product I have tried everything and it always came back in my two girls. Last year I was horified to find out they gave it to me, I bout Quit Nits for me and was scared because I had no one to pull nits so I hoped for the best. I left it on for four hours then washed it out. Did not have nits picked out since there was no one to help me, and to my surprise it is over a year later nothing came back. Worked for kids too smells great works great will never use anything else again wish the complete kit was cheaper though girls have long hair have to use whole bottle on them so here 25 dollars for the kit, had to get 2 really stunk spending fifty dollars then two days later another 25 for me. Spray seems to work too used it on girls every day for school did not want the little buggers back lol. All in all great product.
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