... for 4 weeks now. I am the mother and have it as well. We shaved our son's hair which resolved it for him but my daughter and I are still suffering. We have tried Rid 3 times, prescription meds 2 times, olive oil , Listerine, dying our hair twice, licekillers products, and ceder oil and STILL we have it. I have washed and rewashed everything and I mean everything. I need help! I feel like I am ready to loose it. I can not concentrate on anything but these bugs. I do not have tons of money or I would hire someone to come to my house. Please can anyone help me!? Is there any "super lice" that is immune to any treatments whether natural or chemical. Please I am DESPERATE!!! Lisa
my sister had the same problem with her daughter... she eventually cut her hair shorter so the RID wouldnt have so much to cover and that she could get all the eggs out. its possible for the RID not to kill just one egg n it hatches n pro-creates like crazy. so make sure you get ALL the eggs out with the special comb.(you dont have to cut hair, its just safer n easier when it comes to the eggs)... oh n she said the metal comb is the only one that works good. and i remember her combing a peice that she saw an egg on n it didnt grab it the 1st time. so really look hard n take you time... hope this helps :)
I think one of the problems might be that you are not getting the eggs out of the hair and they are rehatching causing another wave of the bugs. I was told by the pediatrician that the over the counter medication NIX is the preferred med, but also that the lice have a two week life cyle, egg to egg laying adult, so I devised a plan that finally stopped it in my daughter.Pediatrician did say to treat her 3 times in 6 weeks, so, to make sure even the last egg was killed and combed out. There is a product that used to be called Comb Out Gel, that dissolves the "glue" that the eggs are stuck to the hair with. Try this, Shampoo with Rid, if there are any live bugs, if there are just eggs nits, you can skip this part, but if it were me, I would do it anyway.
Apply the Comb Out Gel, and comb the hair according to directions on the package, seems like it says for about 10 minutes, rinse, then apply the NIX according to the directions and rinse thoroughly. NIX kills the eggs, the lice and prevents reinfestation for 2 weeks, in 2 weeks, you need to repeat the procedure, and then again in 2 weeks. I am going to urge you to make sure there are no abrasions, cuts, open places on either of your scalps, it is not wisdom to put medicine or chemicals on a scalp that has cuts, I mention this since you said you have used multiple products on both of you. Rid does not really kill the eggs, NIX will, it will also prevent reinfestation for 2 weeks. If your daughter spends the night out anywhere often, explain to her, that while you are treating for the problem, she won't be able to spend the night out and keep her home. If you are divorced and she goes to her Dads' on the weekends, that may be where the reinfestation is occuring, that was what happened in our case. Best of Luck, this is the way we finally got rid of this plague. Pattishan
Pattishan gave good advice as always! Also be sure you are vacuuming thoroughly! Vacuum all carpets, drapes and even mattresses thoroughly!! Any stuffed animals the kids have, either throw them away or place in a tightly closed plastic bag for 3-4 weeks to be sure any eggs that hatch are dead before coming in contact with the kids again. Make sure all bedding and clothes are washed in the hottest water you can put them in and then dry in the drier on the hottest setting you can. Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum! Like Patti said, make sure you are combing through and getting rid of all nits. Make sure your children know to not share brushes, combs, hats etc with ANYONE! You might discreetly enlist their school nurse to check all kids in the school. There may be children who are in your childs class who are reinfesting other kids. It is a good idea, as well, to be sure any alternative homes they go to are treated in the same manner.
If they live part time at dad's or grandmas their bedding and rooms need treatment there too. Good Luck! Lice can be very hard to rid of and takes a lot of work and vigilance on your part!
my Aunt had the same problem with the little girl they adopted, when they got her she was in a situation until they weren't aware until they got her home (She was not living in a desirable situation) thats another reason my Aunt and Uncle took this child, it's been a couple of summers ago but I am not kidding you she used everything from one prescription to the other things that people suggested, Once discovered her things that were brought to the house were put in a plastic bag and discarded, she used one over the counter I called her and she cannot recall she said it was such a horrible nightmare that as long as it didn't harm her in any way that was her goal, of course there are some that tell you not to repeat because they can cause seizures, I hear the same desperation in your voice that my Aunt had in her's
My Aunt said she was consistent about killing the eggs and using one of those picks to keep any new ones she saw come into her hair she worked to make sure they didn't thrive, I wanted to tell you this I am sure from her frustration at times and what you've been through it seems like you are alone but you are not! I wish you the very best
Thank you everyone for your amazing support and advice. I took both my daughter and myself to a professional nit picker who said we were not re-infested. I was shocked. I was so convinced we were. What she said was we both had severe dry scalp, me more than my daughter from all of the treatments we did. What I was seeing was dry flakes. I know she is the professional but i am still a bit nervous, especially because I am still itchy. She suggested I go to a dermatologist to treat the dry scalp. So that is what I am going to do. Maybe it will put my mind at ease. I believe that the nightmare is almost over. Thanks everyone again!!
Hi there, our family and quite a few families at our vacatioing spot recently got lice! We are staying in a trailer so its close quarters. Anyways, we have laundered all clothes and bedding, bought R&C shampoo/conditioner; used the spray on everything! A day later, eggs were still found in my younger son's hair. The treatments don't kill eggs!! Anyways, googled lice eggs and found out white vinegar takes the eggs off the hair shaft! Leave it on for 30 min then use warm water to rinse out. Shampoo and condition as usually. It's a good idea to put teetree oil in your conditioner as a preventative.
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