oh my gosh! lice!!
October 12, 2009 12:48pm CST
dear friends, my granddaughter came home from school scratching her head. told her to take a bath because i thought it is due to the heat. but when i combed her hair, a louse fell looking as big as a newly fed mosquito (except for the legs and the wings). my gosh! i got goosebumps just seeing it. she said she played with a schoolmate and then felt the itch afterwards. i went looking for nit comb to be able to get the crawling parasites and treated her hair with pyrethrins, an over the counter medicine. took me 4 days to be sure there was none left on her scalp that was living. what do you think is the best remedy to get rid of lice? do you have homemade remedies that you think is really effective? ann
13 Oct 09
Hi Ann, There is this tree called the Neem. Neem leaves are very very bitter but has got immense medicinal properties. The twigs of neem trees are used for brushing teeth. It not only gets the foul odor of the mouth but also kills germs deep inside the stomach. Neem leaves when boiled in water and then bathed can get rid of lice. Neem bath can cure even skin diseases. It is believed that even if you sit under the shade of a neem tree, the breeze is beneficial. All medicinal properties in a natural way. I am sure the tree is even found in your place but I am sorry that I don't know its other name. Hope it may help in some way. Bodhi
15 Oct 09
hi bodhi, i know the neem tree. it is called the same here. i didnt know neem tree has all these "powers". here the leaves are used to drive away mosquitoes and used like a mosquito coil but burning it. i can inform the teacher about this so she can tell the parent of the kid. it is not an expensive remedy for getting rid of lice. thank you so much. ann
• United States
13 Oct 09
Yes, that crossed my mind too. If the school does not know and doesn't do a check then sending her back could cause a reinfestation of these nasty little critters. I would also be calling all the parents of her friends to let them know...just in case.
15 Oct 09
hi mike and sid, her mom went to the school the next day to report it to her teacher. i think the teacher requested the parent of the kid to talk with her. i am sure the parents of the kid already knows about it, but probably treating it is just not a priority. well see in the following days. ann
9 Dec 12
hi, usually lice in children really hard to eliminate because they love to play outside of their house playing to other children too,thats why lice very fast to multiply because of they love to play in the middle hot weather,and the most effective ways to eliminate lice are shampoo for lice,just one use only and they will automatically gone.sorry but i forgot then name of that shampoo,anyways there are many shampoos now a days for eliminating lice.