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 Thumping sound in head?
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at 4 am this morning ...

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head lice. how do you get them to go away???
my neighbors got back from summer camp, and rushed over to tell me all there storys. the next day i went to get my hair cut, and the lady stopped in the middle of the cutting and said you have nits, please leave. then it turns out that both my nighbors have lice also. i've done te treatment shampoo, but i want them to go away for good. HELP!!!!!

Marc Angel
Not all of the following steps are always necessary for an individual child. If the lice are caught early, a single application of Nix may kill all of the lice and nits (ah, the good old days...). For stubborn cases, especially during school-wide outbreaks, following all of the steps can actually save a lot of hassle and repeated exposure to pesticides!

Begin by treating the head of anyone who has lice with an over-the-counter lice preparation, such as Nix. Many schools now recommend leaving Nix on for 30 minutes -- this is longer than recommended by the manufacturers. Leaving the product on longer than recommended may work better, and may be safe, but has not yet been proven to be more effective. Using stronger medications (such as Elimite) only set up a pattern of using more and more powerful pesticides as the lice develop ever-increasing resistance. This pattern has a definite negative long-term impact on the environment. It also exposes children to greater and greater levels of toxins.
Carefully comb through the hair using a nit comb. I don't recommend using the combs that come packaged with lice shampoos. Instead, use a new product, called the LiceMeister. Its metal teeth are very close together, catching lice well, but without catching or pulling on hair. Since most children will only sit still for a short time (and since most parents don't want to spend longer than necessary combing through lousy hair), using this comb results in a more thorough delousing than when using the ordinary plastic nit combs.
Recent studies show that while white vinegar does loosen nits from the hair shaft, it also can deactivate pesticides such as Nix. As a result, I no longer recommend using white vinegar in conjunction with these products.
Another no-no with lice medicines is the use of hair dryers, including blow-dryers. Many pesticides work by leaving a residue on the hair that continues to kill lice and nits for several days. The heat from hair dryers may deactivate the chemicals and undo all of your efforts.

Alternative Treatments

Most alternative treatments are untested, but early reports are promising. One method with widespread stories of success is the Vaseline (or mayonnaise) treatment. Cover the infested head liberally in Vaseline. Place a shower cap over the entire head for the night (or an eight-hour period). Then shampoo the Vaseline out of the hair. This treatment is reported to "smother" the lice. The downside of this method is that the Vaseline does not shampoo out of the hair easily -- in fact, it usually takes a week or so to get it all out. The upside is that it is not toxic, and from all reports, it seems to work. Washing the hair with dishwashing liquid, which has a degreasing agent in it, may help. I've smothered my own hair in mayonnaise (loved the smell), and it came out easily with Dove Ultra dishwashing liquid.

To date, the jury is still out about whether or not these alternative treatments are effective. One research scientist has published several articles stating that Vaseline, mayonnaise, and other oil-based treatments cause the lice to go into a dormant state where they are inactive, but not dead. These dormant lice can later "revive" if they are not removed from the hair shaft. It’s important, when trying this method, to brush out any remaining lice to prevent reinfestation after the Vaseline (or mayo) is washed off.

The Packard Children's Health Services Pediatric Hotline at Stanford is hailing another popular treatment. It uses regular shampoo and three ingredients that can be found at most health-food stores:

Shampoo (use an inexpensive brand such as Prell -- these seem to mix more easily with the oils).
3 tbsp olive oil.
1 tsp tea tree oil.
1 tsp rosemary or eucalyptus oil.

Add the oils to a small amount of shampoo and mix well. Work into hair and leave on for half an hour with a tight-fitting shower cap. This mixture has a strong smell. The fumes may burn the eyes, so don't lean forward. Wash hair two or three times to get the oil out. Repeat the procedure if necessary.

I'm hearing positive reports about this nontoxic treatment, though to my knowledge, no medical studies have been conducted to establish the efficacy or possible side effects of this treatment.

Meanwhile, several other natural compounds are being studied as possible treatments for head lice. Recently, a group of scientists in Argentina published a study looking at treating head lice with the fruit of the “paraiso” tree (Melia azedarach L.). This is a tree that grows easily all over Argentina, also known as “chinaberry tree,” “Indian lilac,” or “white cedar.” They found that both the extract and the oil of this fruit were able to kill adult head lice and some of the nits (Carpinella et al. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 56(2) 2007).

One of our readers suggested using a hot blow-dryer for 15 minutes, morning and evening, in conjunction with thorough nit combing. The heat helps to kill the nits and adult lice, but the combing is essential to the process. This type of treatment should not be combined with the over-the-counter treatments such as Rid and Nix since those chemicals are deactivated by the heat of the blow-dryer.

As a last resort for extra resistant lice, the Red Book 2000 mentions two prescription medications creams -- Lindane and Malathion. To me these cures are worse than the disease -- both for those being treated and for the environment. In fact, these creams are thought to be so dangerous in our water supply that the state of California banned the use of lindane to treat lice or scabies.

There are also several prescription oral medications currently being looked at as possible treatments. In the May 1999 issue of Infectious Diseases in Children, Septra (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) is mentioned as a possible treatment for lice. The regimen is twice a day for three days with re-treatment after 7 days. There is some controversy as to whether or not it works. According to the article, it works by changing the bacteria in the gut of the louse, preventing the absorbance of vitamins. The lice then produce infertile eggs and die of malabsorption.

The Key to Success

Whatever treatment you choose, removing lice from the environment is critical to breaking the cycle.

Cleaning Method No. 1

After the head is treated, wear a tight-fitting shower cap or bathing cap to prevent re-infestation during the cleaning process.
Every surface in your home and car(s) that has touched a head, or has touched an object that has touched a head, must be deloused! All clothes need to be washed in hot water and dried in a hot drier. Even clean clothes that have been hanging in a closet might need to be washed -- if a person with lice wears a sweater, then takes it off and puts it back in the closet, any piece of fabric that it touches could become a new home for lice!
Wash all bed clothing, including bedspreads, pillows, mattress covers -- anything fabric. Dry-cleaning and ironing with a hot iron also kills lice and nits.
Clothing and bed coverings that cannot be safely washed in hot water can be double bagged in black plastic bags, sealed tightly, and put away for three days. At the end of that time, wash the clothing according to normal washing instructions.
Combs and brushes should be soaked in rubbing alcohol or Lysol for one hour, followed by washing in soapy water.
Thoroughly vacuum all carpets -- even under the beds! Steam cleaning is even better. Using a high-powered vacuum (not a battery-operated hand-held version), thoroughly vacuum all upholstered furniture. Or better yet, have all upholstered furniture professionally cleaned.
Spray and powder forms of lice medicines can be used on carpets, floors, and upholstery. I personally prefer not to use these pesticides unless it is impossible to do a thorough cleaning. If you do need to use one of these products, be sure that your children are not present when you use it, and that you thoroughly air out the space before allowing your children to return.
Before you take that lovely shower cap off, be sure to take off all the clothes you've been wearing during this process. Put on freshly hot-water laundered clothes, and put your work clothes in the wash.
If you do not have access to a washer and dryer in your home, work in teams. Someone who has not been treated yet can put all the loads of laundry into the washers at a public laundry facility. Meanwhile, a second person can be treated, and then go to the laundry and take over. You want to avoid unlaundered clothes if you have been treated (unless you are wearing a shower or bathing cap), and you want to avoid handling clean clothes if you haven't been treated.

Cleaning Method No. 2 -- The Real Alternative

This great suggestion came from my friend Dr. Donnica, formerly of NBC's Later Today show. Instead of cleaning every inch of the house, just lock your house up tight and go on vacation. Get rid of the lice on your heads, and then get out of town. I like this idea. Lice die after 55 hours without a human host. If you can afford to be gone for at least three days, you will return to a lice-free environment.

Returning to School

After everyone in the community has completed Day One treatment, it is safe to return to school. Every child, teacher, and staff member should be inspected for lice prior to re-entry. This will make coming back to school the first day after the big cleanup a real zoo. Consider making it into a party! Have a few parents meet early and inspect each other's heads. Then they can break up into stations in the school parking lot, playground, or some other convenient location that everyone must pass before going into any of the buildings. As each person is inspected, give him or her a sticker -- "The Great Lice Adventure!&q

Twilight and Nick Jonas!
if you do the treament shampoo in the right way then they should be gone

Check a pharmacy or drug store for a medicated substance used for head lice called....

You can always get them back, there is no way that you can ever stop yourself from getting them.

The trick to getting rid of them if you have them is vinigar. Wash your hair in vinigar.

Nurse M
There is this low-cost treatment shampoo, KWELL.

shave ur hair off or get this comb thing that goes through ur hair and kills lice kinda like a flee collar effect

Priya O&#39;D
You need to get a special shampoo from your doctor.

When using the shampoo, you will have to leave it in and start combing with a nit comb in sections. This will take a couple of days to get rid of all the nits. Just do it regularly

Good luck

Wash your hair in vinegar, then rinse with water.

There's many things people use to treat head lice, such as mayonnaise. If it seems like there's a lot, then I recommend you go visit a doctor. They'll know what to do.

Officer Friendly
The treatment shampoo or RID or whatever will work. Just follow the directions and repeat if necessary.

Also, take the sheets and pillowcases of your bed and any clothing in the dirty laundry hamper. Wash this in hot water and then dry in the dryer on the highest setting possible.

Toss the pillows and get new ones.

If you've worn any hats in the last couple days, throw them away or wash them in hot water.

You need to treat just about every fabric surface in your house, not just your head. If you scroll down a bit this site will give you detailed instructions on getting rid of them. Also make sure your neighbors are doing the same before you have them over or go over to their house. Otherwise all your efforts will be pointless.


After using the treatment shampoo you should also wash all your bed clothes in hot water with bleach, and dry on hot. Then you should also buy the bedding spray to spray your mattress, couch, and other furniture. You can also spray your the seats in your car. Also if you use the small comb in your hair for a week or so every time you wash your hair to continue to get any nits out that are still there.
Then if you will buy Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner, it helps to repel the lice. The lice dont like the smell or taste of it.
My step daughter would have head lice every time she came to my house and this is what we did and it seems to work well for us.
Good Luck.

okay so i had this too.
and what i did was used that special comb they give you to get it out. (i know it's disgusting but it must be done!) and then we put mayonaise in my hair for about 1 hour and the fat and acid stuff in it makes them all die, and then you go through it again with the brush, and then take a shower to get of all that nasty lice in there. And make sure you get rid of all you're things you may have come in contact with such as brushes,

and with you're bedding, put them in a big garbage bag for about a week (this means ANY that you may have come into contact with, bed spread, sheets, pillow cases, etc.) because the lice cannot live without you're head so yah.

don't be embarrassed because lice like clean hair, so CONGRATSS :))

hope this is SOME help to you, this is just what i did to get rid of mine.

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