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Old 09-21-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default I think I have lice

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


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Old 09-21-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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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.
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You have 2 choices: use insecticide poison on your head, or you can use henna.

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


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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?
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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
Really? Because I'm willing to do it right now.


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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

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Old 09-21-2009, 05:41 PM   #9
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shave your head worked for me.
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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

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shave your head worked for me.

noooooo, he's been growing out his hair for 1.5 years.
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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
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shave your head worked for me.

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


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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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Have you actually been checked for lice? The itching could be something else, and all this worrying could be for nothing!
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:38 PM   #16
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Also, I started wearing my hair in a ponytail about two weeks ago. Maybe my scalp is still getting used to it.


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


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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.
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Are you sure it's not just a dry, itchy scalp?
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Maybe you just have a dry 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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maybe the lice get hungry around dinner time.


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shave your head worked for me.

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


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