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Oh dear lord... you caught lice... Now what?!

The stigma of being infested with lice should be motive enough for anyone to kill the buggers, but for some reason they are still rampant all over the world. Don't be the person everyone hates (the one who gave us all lice).

Kill the little bastards before they can spread!
The only acceptable answer is to wipe them out!
Eradicate even the smallest and most pitiful louse!

I'll show you how.

Step 1: An Oz. prevention = Lb. of cure

People can only get lice from other people, but lice can survive away from their host for a few days. Lice require human hosts so your pets won't get lice.

Sharing clothes, hats, pillows and brushes is a no-no if you might have lice. Hugs should be careful and restrained until you are clear. Once lice are discovered, a good idea is to quarantine bed pillows or stuffed animals which might be exposed. Quarantine time should be 14 days. Brushes, combs, and hair doodads can be boiled in water for 1 minute to kill lice and eggs. A cycle in a hot dryer will kill off any lice and eggs on cloth.

There are several products in stores which claim to be for treatment of lice, but most of these, as far as I can tell, are more likely to make you sick than to kill lice.

Lice are one of the hardiest life forms you or I is likely to meet. They fall dright between cockroaches and goats on the hardiness scale, and are, for all practical purposes, immune to all poisons marketed for their destruction.

... so how do I kill them?
<p>I have tried every single remedy out there except the &quot;de&quot;. Now I use salt. It works every time!</p>
My daughters had them last year. I think the conditioner method got them. They got them this Spring and we can't get rid if them. Tried Nix, store brand Nix, many attempts of Listerine and vinegar, coconut oil. Even paid a professional and she had them a week later.
<p>You might try diatomaceous earth (&quot;de&quot;). It's used on pets for fleas and is safe It cuts the exoskeletons of the fleas; they dry out and die. Lice also have an exoskeleton. Put &quot;de&quot; the at the roots of the hair, making sure to work it through the hair. You could allow the &quot;de&quot; to stay in the hair for a period of time before washing the hair. I don't know if it would work but its worth a shot.</p>
Inhaling it kill you. I'd skip the de.
Hello,<br><br>My daughters got lice at summer camp. RID or Nix didn't work, apparently lice develop immunity to these pesticides. I used a home remedy that got rid of them for good. <br><br>1. Take 1/4 cup of warm apple cider vinegar and a 1/4 cup of salt. Mix it and soak the hair throughly and let it dry for 15-20 minutes.<br><br>2. Comb out the dead lice and nits.<br><br>3. Wash the hair with regular shampoo (just add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil). Condition the hair.<br><br>4. Blow dry and/or flat iron the hair carefully from the roots to kill any remaining nits.<br><br>5. Repeat every 4 days for 2 weeks.<br><br>*Tip: to avoid reinfestation you can buy the OGX tea tree oil shampoo and use regularly. Also, clean all hard surfaces with rubbing alcohol or vinegar. Vacuum sofa, mattresses, and anything with padding. Wash all clothing and stuffed animals in hot water cycle and hot dryer cycle. Anything that can't be washed seal it in a plastic bag for 2-3 weeks (i do 3 weeks cause I'm a bit ocdish). Finally, change the sheets daily until you do the second vinegar application in 4 days.<br><br>Goof luck!
Can white vinegar work??????
I first apply tea tree oil and olive oil mixture and cover the head with a bag and leave on overnight. Then i wash it out with head and shoulders shampoo then apply vinegar and leave it on for four hours then rinse then apply mouthwash listerin original for four hours (head covered with both vinegar and mouthwash). Then wash hair with head and shoulders again comb hair with nit comb thoroughly. Then blow dry your hair and then take a flat iron and flat iron your entire hair. Wash bedding and boil brushes and hair ties. Lice can only live of the body for 24-36 hour's. So best bet is after treatment sleep on the floor and was clothing you use daily keep seperate from drawers and clothing and pillows for that time period. 5 days later reapeat entire process. Then another 5 days later reapeat process. I have only had to do this process once and it completely cleared up but the two extra treatments should make sure it works. Hope this helps.
I'm a hairdresser and like I said it's very important that you treat it then doit once again 10 days later. and lots of combing every day in between with that little metal comb. Get rid of pillows and just get new ones after you treated it. Be sure to treat everyone at once. Again treat everyone 10 days later and wash everything in hot water and heat dry
<p>Ohk.. I don't want to admit it but In had those ugly looking creatures in my hair a few weeks ago. And they made my scalpn itch like hell. Then my friend suggested me to dye my hair and I did so and ended up with red colored lice :/ So, I used the last resort - fine toothed comb till they're all gone. Now I'm lice free Because I read this <a href="http://goo.gl/j1fDKD" rel="nofollow">http://goo.gl/j1fDKD</a> and learned a lot about lice from here which helped me to get rid of them.</p>
I personally used a store brand mouthwash. It didnt kill all of them them but i just put it on for 20 mins so....my advice is to at least leave it on for an hour or two. ????
I got lice years ago and I can't get rid of them I tried everything and I tried mayo and it just made it worse it was a lot of bugs coming out of nowhere it had to be aleast 100 I need help!!! I am done having them it's like I try to treat them and next day I get them back :,( I don't know what else to try I tried everything I am so irritated with it. People think I'm nasty I'm just done someone please help me
Get rid of your pillow your bedding and just keep coming that out like outside treated every 10 days and keep your hair in coconut oil in a bag keep calm and it's out keep faithfully maybe get a prescription the most likely get rid of your bedding
<p>Have you tried the Nuvo method? It basically ends up suffocating the lice, look it up online and follow the instructions to the t! You just need Cetaphil cleanser, a comb and a blow dryer.</p>
<p>help! I have had lice three times, I use loc killing shampoo, wash my sheets and pillows, and lice killing spray. I comb all nits out, but they keep coming back! What do I do? I really need a simple remedy that works in an hour</p>
You have to treat every 10 days. You can't just do it once. Make sure you're keeping like coconut oil and combing through with a metal comb everyday 3 times a day if you have to. Sleep with your hair in a cap with coconut oil olive oil tea tree oil any oil and also you can wash with vinegar or alcohol
I'm having a recurring problem. I will chemically and naturally treat my hair and they will be gone for a few days-as assured by regular checks- and then suddenly I have them back again. I don't understand. This has been happening for several years now and I don't understand what to do. I don't hug anyone, and I don't share hats, brushes, or pillows. They come out of literally no where and it is starting to get majorly annoying. Any suggestions?
Its listerine people... Soak your hair in listerine for an hour or two put on a shower cap rinse with water comb out...
<p>I have it so bad .-. i have had it for 8 months now nothing has worked my head itches like crazy and my scalp is starting to bleed ! i need help whats kills eggs and alive ones i need help now :( </p>
<p>goto walmart.com n get a oyster cat flea comb gets out all live nits n babie bugs comb over th toilet so u can drownd n flush them good luck this comb works ,its all i use when my daughter gets lice come several times a day then daily til all bugs that get back in ur hair from blankets ect have been found</p>
My wife and daughter use a hair straightener to kill them. It works so well. Then dose your hair with tea tree oil and or tea tree shampoo.
<p>coconut shampoo and a shower cap....sleep in it over night...wash and blow dry </p>
<p>Lice Shampoo?</p>
<p>i always use a oyster cat flea comb found at walmart.com it gets out all live eggs n lice babies n all comb everyday as much as u want over a cup of water or toilet ,u dont have to wash nothing just bugs that jump on u will be found ive never used lice shampoo always just th comb n never had a problem getting rid of them as soon as u see ur kid scratch there head check them to get them when they start</p>
People use a hair straightener and get it as close to the scalp as possible without scorching yourself. It has worked great for my wife and daughter when they got lice.
<p>i know this sounds weird, but the lice upsets me more than my breast cancer.</p>
Listerine spearmint because bugs hate it but make sure u put a bag or shower cap over it and let soak for at least an hour. U can also spray all furniture down with this as well... as for the vinegar ppl are talking about that only helps make it easier to manually pull the eggs from your head which is the best thing to do. I've never used a lice comb except to get the bugs out. Extreme heat as well for linens and blow drying hair. I'm the go to person around my house, family and friends... kerosene works as well but have to be careful using it I rarely do but when I was younger I kept getting it and a friend's mother used it on me and never had again
if lice shampoo don't work, just shave your head or get a very short hairstyle. my nieces had lice and after a month of suffering I just took them to the salon to get a haircut.
<p>I have hand lice can your team call me on 07591948893 please thank u</p>
I can relate to some of the comments: last summer I was having an itchy head problem. My mom assumed that I had itchy scalp, but the shampoo didnt work, and it eventually got worse. One week I went to a friends house. They saw me itching and decided to check my head. They didnt see any lice but found some eggs(small case). Luckily they had lice treatment lying around. That whole situation was done, but then 2 months later the itching started up again. No one believed me that I had lice again, and I was doubting it too, until one day I was itching my head and one came out into my finger nail - EW- I treated it again and all was well. But then, one or 2 months later, I got it again! and sadly it was discovered at a friends house): and my two friends got it too, but this time we used RID, and that totally took care of it, but now my heads itching again, and everyone's checking my head and they only see a few eggs, but i see many eggs. And just a couple minutes ago, I found 3 fricking bugs in my hair. yippee. But im scared to tell my mom because every other time I told her, she got very angry. She knows its not my fault but I cant help but feel guilty and helpless. Where do I keep getting it from!!?? the bus? school seats? a friend?( I hug lots of people) And since no one confessed to having it when I got it those 3(now 4) times, I may not know how to prevent it from happening again. so that's 4 times in one year(: fml...
Try giving your hair a vinegar rinse after washing it...then use a hair dryer every day for seven days...no need to wash your hair every day unless that is what you normally do. The vinegar is an excellent conditioner and will kill and repel lice. I'd recommend the vinegar rinse once a week after that and to always use a hair dryer to dry your hair to avoid continued infestations. I'd also recommend purchasing a coconut shampoo and conditioner. Throw your pillows into the dryer for thirty minutes on high after treating your head and wash your bedding. I'm not sure how old you are but these are things you can do on your own without upsetting your family. Also make sure you have your own hairbrush and do not share it, or hats, with anyone else.
How old are you?

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