I think I have lice

I have all the symptoms. How do I treat it?


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Northern Colombia.
Speckla
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Go to a pharmacy and buy some lice shampoo. Wash all your bedding and vacuum and clean the house really well. That's the only way I've ever had success dealing with lice. Olive oil is a good after conditioner.
You have 2 choices: use insecticide poison on your head, or you can use henna.

Well, 3 choices...you can shave your head also.
use insecticide poison on your head
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Really? Because I'm willing to do it right now.


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Last edited by AG.; 09-21-2009 at 05:36 PM.
I think she was referring to the lice shampoo in her RCW-ish way.
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I've seen kits available in drugstores. Can you ask a pharmacist?
use insecticide poison on your head
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Really? Because I'm willing to do it right now.


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Originally Posted by AG.

I meant lice shampoo that you buy in a pharmacy. It's got an insecticide ingredient, and it's poison.
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use insecticide poison on your head
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Really? Because I'm willing to do it right now.


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Originally Posted by AG.
The shampoo isn't too bad. It's the combing out afterwards, especially if you have long hair. Would your mom be helping you? You need to make sure any hats, coats, or items of clothing that have recently touched your body get washed or drycleaned to kill any lice or eggs that may be on them.

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Lice

Last edited by Speckla; 09-21-2009 at 05:41 PM.
I saw a thing on the Today show a few months ago about lice treatments...the new big thing is heat treatments. It is a device that looks like a hair dryer, but set for the specific temp that dries out and kills both lice and their eggs. No poison, no goop. One or two treatments, and you're done.

Here's a link:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...ull/118/5/1962

and another:
http://medgadget.com/archives/2006/1...usebuster.html

Good luck!
3a on top and sides, 3b underneath in the back, and 2-something in front. What a mess....

No color for 7 years, and loving my silver locks
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shave your head worked for me.
Originally Posted by OBB

noooooo, he's been growing out his hair for 1.5 years.
I agree with RCW.....RID and the such is bad bad stuff. Lice today can be immune to it also. It will make your eyes and scalp sting something fierce.


Find a coconut oil shampoo/conditioner and use that. Coconut oil suffocates lice and their eggs.

You also need a tight comb, nothing like RID gives you. This is a great comb that we have used before....
http://www.headlice.org/licemeister/index.htm
shave your head worked for me.
Originally Posted by OBB

noooooo, he's been growing out his hair for 1.5 years.
Originally Posted by Speckla
And it has cost me a lot of effort.


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Northern Colombia.
By the way, my scalp only itches when my hair is dry. I start itching around 4:00 pm. It never itches in the morning.


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Northern Colombia.

Last edited by AG.; 09-21-2009 at 06:30 PM.
Have you actually been checked for lice? The itching could be something else, and all this worrying could be for nothing!
3a on top and sides, 3b underneath in the back, and 2-something in front. What a mess....

No color for 7 years, and loving my silver locks
Also, I started wearing my hair in a ponytail about two weeks ago. Maybe my scalp is still getting used to it.


Have you actually been checked for lice?
Originally Posted by SilverLockes
No. But, I should.


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Northern Colombia.
Also, I started wearing my hair in a ponytail about two weeks ago. Maybe my scalp is still getting used to it.


Have you actually been checked for lice?
Originally Posted by SilverLockes
No. But, I should.


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Originally Posted by AG.

You have to actually look for live bugs, and the little silvery-white eggs they lay. The base of the scalp is the preferred spot. Do you have someone to check for you? It's usually easier for someone else to spot them.
Are you sure it's not just a dry, itchy scalp?
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By the way, my scalp only itches when my hair is dry. I start itching around 4:00 pm. It never itches in the morning.


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Originally Posted by AG.
maybe the lice get hungry around dinner time.


shave your head worked for me.
Originally Posted by OBB

noooooo, he's been growing out his hair for 1.5 years.
Originally Posted by Speckla
And it has cost me a lot of effort.


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Originally Posted by AG.
RCW and Suzen has me seriously considering growing out my hair for the wedding but its been more than 15 years...

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