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October 23rd, 2013, 02:45 PM
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I will start by saying I do have a pedi. appt. for them tomorrow, but would like input as to what this could be.
BOTH of my little girls have itchy red rashes going up the back of their necks onto their scalps. I looked all through their hair and don't see what the internet says I should see if it were lice. Anyone have experience with lice and what to look for, or if you thought maybe it was lice and it turned out not to be, what was it? I don't see any bugs or any dandruff looking stuff at all, let alone that cannot brush off.
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October 23rd, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Lice is bugs in the scalp or eggs in the hair.
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October 23rd, 2013, 07:41 PM
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Exactly. I didn't see any bugs or any "dandruff" at all let alone any that wouldn't brush away.
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October 24th, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Could it just be really dry skin/scalp because of temp changes or something in the diet that changed?

If you didnt see any bugs or nats then its most likely not lice. While in Saudi Arabia my kids caught lice and I saw the bugs and nats once it blossomed. Plus if they are not non stop itching then its got to be something else.
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October 24th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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Did you go to the doc?
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October 24th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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What was the dx?
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October 24th, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Heat rash? Allergic reaction to different soap, shampoo, food? Psoriasis?
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October 24th, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Yes and LICE!!!!
Any helpful hints? Tricks of the trade?
I was told to treat everyone......
So I washed the 4 heads that were here plus my own. Stripped all the beds and put the stuff in bags, to be dealt with afterwards. Texted BOTH of my cleaning ladies and warned them and said to the one who is scheduled for tomorrow that I would totally understand if she took tomorrow off and gave me the weekend to get it under control and she thanked me for the warning, but said she'd see me tomorrow YAY!!! Dh is still out of town and the show went so well that he is basking in the glory....So I didn't tell him. He said his eta is tomorrow at 6pmish...
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October 24th, 2013, 10:05 PM
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someone told me that if you add tea tree oil to their regular shampoo, it is a preventative to keep lice from even liking your head. I plan to get some anyway cause I like the smell of it but hey, if it works then why not.

since you mentioned the lice issue, I just read a newspaper article yesterday that there is a shop in our community (think like a beauty salon) but it is specifically for treating lice. especially nice for the mommas who cannot look at their own heads.
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October 24th, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Yeah, one of my son's teacher's emailed me back that there are people who will come to your house and take care of it for you. The only local one I could find was $100 an hour plus a travel fee.
At this point, I will keep my $$$ and do it myself.....Talk to me again next week.
As for my own head, I washed it with the shampoo....It's a little crunchy, apparently did not rinse enough. Figured, that might help???lol.
H said he is scheduled to be home tomorrow...He can help then. At this point he is out celebrating his personal (and therefore our family's) victory. I will warn him tomorrow.
Ps. I've heard the tea tree oil rumor too. I have an appt. tomorrow and while I'm out I will be looking for it.
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October 25th, 2013, 06:06 AM
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I have only had one to get it. We did the bedding like you are doing and vacuumed out the bed.

Then every day first thing in the morning we went through her hair strand by strand and pulled the eggs off. You have to understand the life cycle of the lice to fully understand the getting rid of them. They hatch and mature over 7 days and then start laying eggs. So, if you have killed all the live bugs, you just pick nits for 14 days.

To kill all the bugs, cover the whole head in mayonnaise or oil,, then a plastic bag. Sit for two hours.

Each day look for eggs attached to the hair. The eggs will grow and develop so even if you think you don't see any, check the next day because it will be bigger and you can see it. Seriously, 14 days.

None of my others got it.
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October 25th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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I put TTO in our shampoo. I buy two big bottles of the Suave shampoo, for like 1.18 then a bottle of tto and split it in half for each bottle. Costs about $5 for two huge bottles of tto shampoo. MUCH cheaper than buying it pre-made at the store.

OH, and you don't have to buy that special bedding wash stuff. Just wash in really hot water, and then dry on sanitize setting if you have it.
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October 25th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Wash everything in hot water, dry on high heat.

Crisco on the head, tie up with a plastic bag or shower cap and a headband.

You do have to keep checking for the eggs for 2 weeks.

TTO does work, you can use instead of Crisco, but I like to do Crisco first. I wash once with dish soap, like dawn, then regular shampoo, it takes a few good washes.
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October 25th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Well apparently with everyone buying TTO it has gone up $2 since last time I bought it! **** internets spreading everything around LOL
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October 25th, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Where do you buy tto?
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October 26th, 2013, 08:11 AM
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I buy it at the beauty supply stores, but we have a lot of them around here because this is a predominately African American community. There are about five just in walking distance.
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October 26th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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TTO is what finally got rid of it after a year long battle with Megan's head, she was a week away from being shaved. None of the other kids got it, I treated them just in case, but we never saw anything on their heads. The little blood suckers loved Megan though.

TTO, can be found almost anywhere, health food stores are usually your best bet.
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October 26th, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Yeah you can find it in health food stores and even pharmacies.

Glad it got diagnosed sooner rather than later so that it hopefully wont be to hard to get rid of. I agree also that paying close attention to the eggs removal is vital to getting rid of it.
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October 27th, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Our walmart has it. Same isle as the bandaids. It's with the other stuff like venetian violet or whatever that stuff is to get rid of thrush in breastfed babies, witch hazel and stuff.
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