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head lice - September 23rd 2011, 03:38 AM

I have had head lice for about 6months now n it wont go.away. Ive tried everything. Nothing working i dont really call it lice because there is nothing alive in there its only.the tiny white nit that wont come out please help me pleasr
   
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Re: head lice - September 23rd 2011, 03:47 AM

Do you actually have head lice? If so, what methods have you already tried using? A fine toothed nit comb can help to get them out. Here you can read up on treatment options. If it's been persisting for six months now and you can't get them out, you should take a visit to your doctor and perhaps he can assist you better.


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Re: head lice - September 23rd 2011, 10:28 AM

If there are no live lice just white particles, it sounds more like dandruff.

Dandruff can also cause itching which is why you could be mistaking it for headlice.

As Angel said, your best bet is to take a visit to your doctor so that he can determine what is wrong.


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Re: head lice - September 23rd 2011, 01:57 PM

ok well what happen first is i felt like i had sand in my hair. Then it was itching very badly and my mom notice that my neck was red from scratching. thats when we knew i had lice so we did the rid treatmeant with leaving the prodcut in for 10 mins n washing it out. then we pick through it with the nit comb.

we washed everything possible through out all my brushes and anything my head came in contact with we washed or if couldn't wash got rid of.

about 2 weeks later it cam back and i was literally combing out lice. so we did the rid again and we did it a few weeks later to make sure and it was all gone no nits nothings.

a few weeks go by and it came back . so we went to my doctor who gave me some lice shampoo that had to stay on for avout 2 hours and then washed out and then picked through. then it went away and came back so we went back to the doct and said there still coming back . so she gave me a pill to take.

i finish the meds and it was gone .
now there nothing alive there are just these white nits that wont come out we used conditioner, nit removing spray, i am at thepoint where i want to shave my head .
   
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Re: head lice - September 23rd 2011, 02:03 PM

You won't be able to wash the nits out, even with medicated stuff.

However, you should be able to get them out using a nit comb. Since you don't have any live headlice, regular conditioner will suffice for this job.

If you do find live lice again (once the nits hatch) then try using tea tree oil.


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Re: head lice - September 23rd 2011, 02:50 PM

As has been said, a nit comb should do the job. They have tiny teeth, meaning they shouldn't have a problem combing out the small stuff (like nits).

But for future reference, this would fall more under "General Health", not "Mental Health".


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Re: head lice - September 23rd 2011, 04:12 PM

My brother had nits for a long time and even passed them to me for a while. We used the treatment that stays on for 12 hours (basically you just leave it in overnight and wash it out the next morning) and then combed it out thoroughly everytime it was washed until they were all gone. If by "tiny white nits" you mean the eggs, then yes, they can be a bugger to get out. But make sure your hair is wet. Put some conditioner in, comb it out as well as you can, and then wash out the conditioner. The eggs can't cling to the follicles of your hair when it's got conditioner in it and it makes it a lot easier for the comb to get through. Also make sure you brush your hair really well first so all the tugs are gone.


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