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Old 01-10-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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cps has been called due to other problems (assault in front of kids) lice may be sickening but they aren't a danger. Nice huh.
and i'm over 600 miles away, so me and mine are safe, but my nephew is not!
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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it's not enough just to do the shampoo and the comb on all family members, to get rid of it so they don't continually reinfest, need to shampoo all the rugs and upholstery, put all the stuffed animals the kids use into plastic bags for weeks even after they've been washed, and treat not just hair hair but body hair too (chest hair, pubes, all of it). Major pain if you have lots of kids and a big house.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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I don't know if she is actively attempting to get rid of them. But I guess it IS possible to have them a long time now expecially if you have several in the family and keep getting re-infected. Unfortunately, lice have become resistent to many of the insecticides used in the conventional treatments. Therefore, it's a lot harder for people to get rid of them than it used to be. We had some friends with 3 kids that had a real lulu of time getting the whole family rid of them even though they were battling the situation for all it was worth.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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It must be her as ALL the kids are now clean and have been for months (they DO NOT stay with her), but she is still toting the little critters. She has long thick hair and is not "trying" hard enough.

WOULD YOU do what it takes to rid yourself of them or live with them?
Me personally I would use kerosene if needed or if that didnt work CUT IT. (And yes I know kerosene is VERY DANGEROUS and should not be used this way), but i know people who have done this to "make it stop"..... I have NEVER had the pleasure of having them, yes my son did get them in kindergarden, took 2 treatments of rid and a buzz cut for him. (again the thick hair)
I just find it unacceptable (nasty) for an adult, (with a job, with medical benefits etc etc) to have them for as long as she has.....its been over a year!

Ok thanks all..... she gets under my skin and i am just venting, but don't you agree it is nasty?
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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lice stay on the head and they don jump...spray them down with almost anything and comb them out...it will go away.....lol repeat often and you can eliminate them for good in few weeks...

Last edited by liceman; 09-06-2008 at 10:50 AM.. Reason: mis spelled a word
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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I know this thread is old but just wanted to add something:

Sometimes the shampoos don't work. I've seen it directly, where it's left on even LONGER than the instructed time period, and there are still live (not dying) lice afterwards. They (lice) are developing immunities to the poisons.

There are other remedies out there, some are useless, some supposedly work. Apple Cider Vinegar is one I've HEARD works. There's this method:

Nuvo for Head Lice

Which uses Cetaphil lotion and a blow dryer for a non-pesticide remedy. Supposedly the cetaphil, when applied properly then blow dried, creates a "shrink wrap" effect and suffocates the lice. It is left on the hair and scalp overnight and all the next day because it isn't visible, the kids hair looks normal and clean but in fact is "sealed" in the dried lotion. It looks like the initial study showed very good results and there doesn't seem to be any monetary gain here by the one who developed this method.

Otherwise, I've personally had good results with head lice by using the "poison" then following up with an intense nit-combing, then nit-combing EVERY DAY for at least 2 weeks. This way even if any live through the treatment they won't stay in the hair long enough to reproduce if they're removed every day. Kid hates this combing but doing it after shampooing, with lots of conditioner in the hair, makes it less painful.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Call Child Protective Services.. those little critters bite, then leave a rash, the kids itch them and they can get infected. That is disgusting.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:01 PM
 
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A YEAR?!?!

They are no longer "lice". They are now pets, obviously.


Yikes LOL! Omg. I am getting the shivers...Yuk!
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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Maybe we should name them!!!
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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Call Child Protective Services.. those little critters bite, then leave a rash, the kids itch them and they can get infected. That is disgusting.
In most states CPS is not supposed to get involved for lice as a stand-alone problem. You can usually search for your state's CPS handbook/guidelines online and see for yourself. Some are more specific than others.
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