... lice, is this ineffective ? Does it work after the cream is rinsed out or do I need to treat with something else ?
Dear Kay, welcome to the site. I had quite the battle with headlice years ago when my daughter was small. Finally, i had to take her to the pediatrician and i will share with you what she said, and the fact that it worked. NIX headlice treatment is available over the counter in the US and is the treatment of choice by pharmacists AND pediatricians. It kills the live bugs and the eggs, but you have to repeat the treatment at two week intervals, treating 3 times in 6 weeks and you do need to make sure that your children aren't being re-exposed constantly. Basically, i got the supposed lice killing shampoo, some stuff call comb out gel, which has an enzyme in it that dissolves the glue the lice glued the eggs to the hair with, and the NIX, pre treat yourself with NIX to avoid picking them up yourself. Then, shampoo the child with the lice killing shampoo, rinse well take them outside, use the comb out gel and get all the eggs you see out, then rinse and use the NIX. Repeat this in 2 weeks and then again in 2 more weeks. Make sure that any other children he/she is exposed to is not infested as well. In our case, the school day care directress did NOT use her common sense, and never changed the mats or even treated the mats the children were taking naps on. The day care had been infested for a while, and they actually painted, fumigated and replaced the carpet, but the fact that the kids mats were not changed or treated is why it would not go away. Also, many kids are sent to relatives or the other parents home every other weekend, someone will have to check all other kids you child is exposed to. NIX i think might have a higher per cent of the active ingredient, it kills lice, the eggs and protects from re-exposure for 2 weeks. This gets a bit pricey to treat this, but in the long run, buying the wrong treatment over and over again gets pricey too, and very aggravating. Best of luck, pattishan
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