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    Default Head lice!!!!!

    I am fed up with head lice already and it's only DS's first year of school! He had it for the first time at the start of this term. And now on Friday I found his 2 yr old sister had them! Must be from kindy. I let the kindy know, and checked DS head which was clear. He already had the dreaded letter home from school the say to say headline in his class. But today he was scratching and combed through again with conditioner to find a single louse! Arghhh. Luckily not a bad case for him. Treated DD on Friday. And myself in case!!

    Has anyone found a treatment that successfully kills the eggs? Used banlice mousse the first time and it didn't kill the eggs, and Moov this time. It's so hard to go through and get all the eggs out by hand or comb. DD still has lots still there but being 2 yrs.old she's not real keen on sitting still. Hoping they are dead and I will of course re-treat after 7 days. But would rather they didn't hatch in the first place!! Anyone know something that works?

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    A hair dryer on the hottest setting the child can stand followed with a hair straightener used from the root of the hair will fry the eggs dead.

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    i took my kids to a hairdresser who actually specialises in taking them out. otherwise i have heard vinegar helps suffocate the eggs... ? not 100% sure. any extra eggs there were i'd take them out myself.

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    If you find one child to have headlice, treat everyone in the household. I do all 6 of us which I think helps the spread.
    I don't use any particular product, I use cheap white conditioner, put it in on dry hair, some glad wrap over their hair and either let them sit like that for awhile or has the hairdryer to heat the hair. I then either pull them all out one by one or use the metal bit comb.

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    I use Hedrin 15 and left it in for as long as I could, 12 hours or so. The lice were killed and the eggs dissolved off the hair. Treat five days later again to beat the life cycle, whether you see more lice or not.

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    Thanks. The first time DS had them I treated us all and tried to blow dry /straighten their hair but they didn't like it as it was too hot! :-( Will try it again tomorrow though. I didn't automatically treat DS this time as he seemed clear but then obviously found one today so wish I had.
    I want to check DD's hair thoroughly again before kindy on Tuesday in case anymore have already hatched.
    It's just such a long winded time draining process, Arghhh!!!! Got years of this shiz ahead

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    My girls have only had them once luckily when DD1 was 5 & DD2 2yrs.

    DD2 hated anything that i did with her hair but the best option ended up being putting her in the bath and combing thru her hair with the metal comb while she played in the water (wiping the comb on tissues each time to get rid of any lice or eggs)

    I did this for a few days in a row till there was nothing coming out in the comb

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    Hi there, we use moov and apply it and leave for 15 mins before washing out, then drench hair in spray on hair conditioner and comb, comb, comb for ages while hair is wet, then dab tea tree oil around hairline. It seems to work most of the time. Sometimes we will shampoo 2 days in a row.

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    My daughter just went through this on Sunday. Thankfully this is the second time she's got it in 5 years. I used kp24 rapid. It was awesome. I saw a lot of eggs while combing through, but the adults literally just fell off. It was kinda disgusting to see them on the bathroom bench, but reassuring they were leaving the hair. I can't say if they were dead or just "sleepy", but I rinsed the bench in hot water just to be sure.

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    Yeah both of the other products I've used have been good at killing the lice...it's just those frigging eggs...still alive and waiting to hatch!! Found another two newly hatched baby lice on DD today. Combed through and will retreat on Friday when they all should have hatched. Horrid things!!


 

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