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post #161 of 172
I am thankful that I never had them growing up since I had very thick very curly hair and getting them out would be nearly impossible.

My mom had them as a child and back then if you had lice you where shunned and always carried that "dirty person" stigma from then on so I was raised that way as well.

Apparently they are going around dd's school but so far no note has been sent home. Actually in the 3yrs dd has been going to school I have never gotten a lice note. : (no pun intended)

Dh is the one that told me they were in dd's school because a foster child staying with the paster had them and they cut her hair off he asked me how cutting the hair killed the lice and I had to explain to him that it didnt just made it easier to get them out.

I wouldnt have a problem shaving ds if he got them but there is no way I would ever cut dd's hair.
post #162 of 172
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I am thankful that I never had them growing up since I had very thick very curly hair and getting them out would be nearly impossible.
That's not true- you can get rid of headlice no matter how thick or curly your hair is. Truly, perserverance is key.

ANd olive oil is useless, imo. I've tried mayonaise as well. As my DD says so succinctly, 'My head smells like salad dressing & I still itch!'.

Head lice are a pita, & can be a big deal, but it is so not worth social exclusion. Once you have combed your kid's hair, they are not 'contagious' for at least a day, even if they still have eggs attached to the hair shaft.

Crikey, did anyone even read the links I posted to concrete scientific research on head lice control??? Yes, concrete research, & not sponsored by some shampoo corporation either.
post #163 of 172
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Originally Posted by mammal_mama View Post
Or, to avoid the nit-combing -- how about keeping the hair oiled for the full 8 days?
A woman my dh works with told him a lot of people here spray skin so soft bath oil spray into their hair (it's a nasty oil from Avon) to prevent the from jumping on board. It smells just like bug spray to me, but I don't know if it's the odor or the oil that repels them. I wondered why I smelled that nasty cr@p everywhere I went. Snopes says it doesn't work as an insect repellent, so it must be the oil that keeps the lice off.

At any rate, oiling the hair seems to work. Is there a way to get a less stinky oil into some sort of atomizer?
post #164 of 172
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
Actually in the 3yrs dd has been going to school I have never gotten a lice note. : (no pun intended)
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post #165 of 172
Lice have little claws for feet that cling onto the hair of their host, when oil is on the hair it makes it much harder for the lice to get a good grip!
post #166 of 172
Slip slidin' away ...
post #167 of 172
The more you near your infestination, the more you're slip slidin' away ...
post #168 of 172
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Originally Posted by grniys View Post
Honestly, after having lice as a kid and being nearly traumatized over it (at my school it was considered the equivalent of leprosy).
omg I just found this thread and :

Clearly, after reading some of these responses, it still is the equivalent of leprosy. :
post #169 of 172
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Originally Posted by dubfam View Post
We really want DS to be able to play with the neighbor kids...they are great and their parents are really nice. but we can't keep getting lice and it seems like they are not able to get rid of the lice. I would love to help them resolve the problem but I can't think of how I could do that tactfully.
I just don;t know what to do...hoping some of you have BTDB with the lice thing and can offer some advice for how to deal with the neighbor kids.
I am so frustrated because the family is really great and our kids LOVE playing together.
Maybe they're just using the medicated creams when they could be doing a full blown assault?

When we even suspected we were exposed we oiled everyone's hair, washed EVERYTHING, cleaned the furniture, the whole bit. We didn't end up even getting lice but wanted to do something fast...here's a link to some natural lice removal methods:

http://www.wikihow.com/Kill-Head-Lice-Naturally

Good luck!
post #170 of 172
Someone needs to comb this thread twice a day with a metal fine toothed comb, keep an eye on it then leave it alone. Do not add chemicals to it, do not wash all the other threads around it but do put all thoughts of disgust out of its head.
post #171 of 172
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Originally Posted by mammal_mama View Post
The more you near your infestination, the more you're slip slidin' away ...
laughup so funny!
post #172 of 172
No time to read all of these replies, but we had them a few years back and got rid of them by mixing tto with olive oil. I saturated my daughter's head in it. Left it on an hour or so and washed. One treatment was all it took.
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