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    DS is 19 months old and have think short hair, not a alot either.
    I have noticed him scratching his head and have flicked through his hair and saw nothing. But just then DH saw something crawling on DS's head! I think its lice! I mean it has to be right? What else would crawl on hair?

    He doesnt go to daycare, no playgroups or any other classes so if it is head lice I have no idea where he got it from!

    So my next question is, how do you know for sure its lice and what can I treat his hair with? I have heard horror stories about some treatment in the supermarket! Please help!

    Thanks!

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    look on the internet and google pictures of headlice so you'll know if you're seeing the right thing in his hair.. Also, look all over his head. if it is, go to the chemist and buy a nit comb and some treatment, - they can guide you as to what is the best.

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    You should be able to see head lice. They move. If he has white flecks in his hair and they move but stick to the hair when you try take it off then it's lice.

    If you can't see anything then he probably just has an it itch.

    Oh just talking about lice makes my skull itch! So weird that!

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    I flicked through his hair and cant seem to see anything, I did see 1 crawling around and tried to catch it but failed. I saw a dead one the other night while washing his hair! I did see a little bit of white stuff, but I thought its dandruff, it looked like it and it did seem to go away when I combed his hair.
    Now its making me feel itchy all over too!

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    i'd still get the nit comb and do the treatment before any more appear.

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    I would buy one of the metal nit combs with grooves in the teeth and run that through his hair.
    If it turns out he has head lice i would just use conditioner and the nit comb to get rid of them

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    don't forget to wash his bedding etc.

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    Default Head Lice

    At that age chemist most likely won't sell you treatment (they didn't with my girl) they said get a cheap conditioner put it through dry hair then comb them out (the lice get stuck in the conditioner and can't run) then with the eggs, they stick to the hair so you has to drag them down the hair strand to get them out. If you can swoosh it away lol it's most likely not eggs.

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    Default Head Lice

    Just washed my hair! I suggest just using conditioner and lice comb. Don't use any chemicals.

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    Thanks guys! Bought a lice comb and combed his hair and there were quite a few of them! Chemist recommended Banlice, a mousse you leave in the hair for 10 then rinse out, then condition the hair and comb it. It was a mission trying to do that DS hates washing his hair!
    Just washing all his towels and beddings now. Hopefully we won't have to do this treatment again


 

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