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i posted this in the UTOT, regarding my dsd's lice problem...please dont automatically think we are dirty people, but we are at our wits end, we have done rid, nix, lice MD, took her to the dr who told us to do hair gel, blow dry it till its hard put in shower cap for 12 hours, shower with tea tree oil and vinegar....and NOTHING is working tonight i picked off 200+ eggs, we have vacuumed her bed, washed every tiny little thing you could imagine...and we still have it ...HELP
It takes a really long time to go away. My niece got it from day care a couple months ago and she had it for a couple weeks because once you give the treatment the eggs will still be stuck in her hair.
Lice actually likes clean hair, that's why they like kids' nice, unprocessed hair. My aunt had a year with the lice from hell. I can't remember how she eventually got rid of them, I'll message her on facebook.
It seems to me she used vaseline to suffocate them. Have you tried that?
Is it going around at her school? If it is it will not be easy to get it under control. A lot of schools allow children in class even if they have nits but no bugs..nits are contagious. You are doing all the right things. You can make a shampoo out of essential oils to repel lice. Can't remember off the top of my head which ones. I am sure you can do an online search. I hope you get it under control!
If she has any stuffed animals, you need to bag them up! They live in that. I remember when we had it as kids, we had to bag up all our stuffed animals for a little while and my mom took everything to a laundry mat because something about their water being hotter? I hope you can get it under control!! It's a hard one to rid of
Someone I knew had heated up crisco (shortening) until it was liquid and then waited until it was cooled only to be tolerable but still liquified. She poured it over her childs hair and made sure that every part of her head was saturated in it and then wrapped it in a shower cap for about 12 hours. It completely suffocated the lice and eggs. The only downside was that her daughter had very greasy hair for about a week and after many many washes. It sure did work well though. I know they sell some sort of spray in the same area that you buy the nix and rid and it is for your furniture and stuff. I am sorry you have to deal with that! Lice does NOT mean you are a dirty person by any means but they are mean little buggers to get rid of!
Oh, I am SO sorry you're dealing with this! It is one thing my brother and I never brought home as kids. Are her mattresses wrapped in the plastic liner things? I would be worried that they are living in the mattress. I hope something works SOON for you. You and she must be just miserable!
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I'm sorry you're dealing with this. It seems like so many people are having a difficult time getting rid of it these days. I've read that people have had success with professional nit pickers. It usually costs $100 to $200 a session, and most times only one appointment is needed.