headlice

December 27, 2006 3:13pm CST
i've been plagued with headlice since i started working with junior school children does anyone have any good remedies i think i must have tried them all
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@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
Mix a 50:50 solution of mineral oil, such as baby oil, and vinegar. Massage it into the hair and cover for 1 hour with a shower cap then wash with ordinary shampoo. The vinegar detaches the nits or eggs, from the hair shaft and the oil suffocates any live lice and allows easy and smooth combing out of deceased lice. A preventative measure is 10 drops of tea tree-oil to a new bottle of shampoo. This is so much nicer for kids than the horrible smelling shampoos/creams that they sell over the counter that kids hate...No matter what shampoo you use, the trick in making it work is to leave it on for no less than two minutes and preferably ten minutes.
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27 Dec 06
thankyou i'll try that
@BittyBiddy (2905)
• Ireland
27 Dec 06
I've tried practically all the products here and the only thing I ever found any good was Prioderm, especially if left overnight in the hair. If you have someone who will help you to fine comb your hair the following morning it's better still but the Prioderm is so good it kills everything. This will get rid of them but as you're in constant contact with the children, all you can do is keep your hair tied up and try not to come in contact with their heads. Also, here, the school send notes out twice a year to parents informing them that there has been an outbreak - sort of a reminder to them to check the kids heads really.
@cowgirl2701 (2081)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Shaving your head would work but since you are female I don't think you want to do that. Does the school check all students for lice? This needs to be done. If they have lice they need to be sent home and not allowed back until the lice is gone. If they don't do this there really isn't anything you can do except keep treating yourself when you get it. You also have to wash all the bedding in your home. Spay carpets and curtains with a lice spay. It is a lot of work and no fun to have to keep doing over and over.
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27 Dec 06
thankyou no here in the uk education chiefs decided to axe the nit nurse as she was called years ago this has lead to all the trouble with headlice it seems they become immune to the treatments i usually use hair conditioner and a nit comb
27 Dec 06
thankyou no here in the uk education chiefs decided to axe the nit nurse as she was called years ago this has lead to all the trouble with headlice it seems they become immune to the treatments i usually use hair conditioner and a nit comb
@armywifey (883)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I guess the only thing I know of is the shampoo that you can buy to get rid or it. I think it's called RID. You have to shampoo sometimes more than once and them use the comb they provide to comb out all of the eggs. You will also need to clean all your bed lines, coats, hats and sometimes even your furniture or they will spread. I hope I have helped.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
27 Dec 06
hahaha i found it, lol first of all keep away from kids two get some good cream i guess good luck
27 Dec 06
not possible to keep away from them as its my job to be in close contact with them but thanks anyway xx
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
27 Dec 06
you are very welcome, best not get so close though or start educating their parents
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27 Dec 06
yes i agree parents should take more responsability for their chidrens clenliness i do belive not only are headlice annoying they can cause stress in some children
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
28 Dec 06
Another suggestion is to cover your hair (when dry) with conditioner and then comb it through with a fine tooth comb. Apparantly it stuns the little blighters for awhile :-) We have headlice checks at the start of every school term here and there have been some studies into it - some suggestions are also to use hair gel or spray as it makes it harder for them to attach to your head. Oh and that cleaning all the sheets and pillows etc is not really necessary as lice can only live away from the hair for a short period of time. Hope some of that helps :-)