Originally Posted by ament
Maybe this is a stupid question, but if I retreat every 5 days will the lice eventually die off? I'm using LiceFree and Listerine to kill them (non-pesticide) because Nix and Rid did not work. I mean, if they die before they can lay more eggs, that will eventually kill all of them, right?
I just don't have anyone to pick nits for me, and I can't get them all myself.
Hi ament! Listerine is useless as is alcohol, vinegar, kerosene,bleach & a myriad of other things i saw people use when i was school nurse. I think the itchy rash is because of live lice still in your hair, or they bit before you killed them. Nits cant bite. Liceee spray has directions to SATURATE your hair, & it kills nits & live lice. Nix shampoo that didnt work & nix cream rinse are different. Maybe try a cream rinse that you dont rinse out. Then with hair slick with conditioner try combing yourself. It has to get out some @ least. I noticed on kids who washed hair everyday & used conditioner that they didnt get lice. Theory: the hair follicle was too slick for them to hold on to. Mayonnaise thickly put on hair, covered with shower cap & left on overnight was a popular treatment in the 90's. I would follow directions on liceee spray, make sure that you have PLENTY, saturate hair. Then follow steps to rid household of lice. i.e. wash everything, put toys like stuffed animals etc in black bags sealed for two weeks, vacuum beds & everywhere, spray furniture & car. Nits that have hatched look like brown shell stuck to the hair shaft. White pearly nits are adhered to hair and get out only by natural loss of hair or haircuts. Truly there is no one at all to comb nits?
i did it for single moms,,& my best friend. Wish i was there to do it for you! I will pray that God sends somebody! 5 days is too often, what does licee spray say about retreating? Also, i required all hair to be at least in ponytail. Keeping hair up brought amazing results in my school!! Did lice enders look like it would help?I hope this ends quickly for you! If you need a friend to listen please let me know. Okay?