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Anonymous

I am 19 years old and I have beautiful long blonde hair. Over the years, it seems I have had a million bouts with lice. I am a very hygienic person and always have been. On top of it all the other 4 people in my household never get them! My mom and I keep a very clean house, but, alas, they keep coming back to me. My doctor told me that it was actually worse that we are so clean- they like clean heads to move around on. I am not ashamed of it anymore and you shouldn't be either. Almost every single person gets it at least once, and some they like more than others. My trick is KEROSENE and a LICE COMB! I swear it works the first time every time with no doubts! It costs about 88 cents for the kerosene, and 6 dollars for the lice comb. Trust me, it sounds dangerous, but if you're careful around you're eyes- it's a piece of cake! I have tried all the special shampoos like RID and NIX but the truth is they just don't work! Even the home remedies didn't work- mayonaise, olive oil, orange/mango shampoo, and so on! none! This is the only way I go.

To do this you need:

Enough kerosene to coat the head 2 times. (at least. they should be gone after one, but I always do it again to be safe.)

one good lice comb

a washcloth


**You will probably want to do this where you can comfortably rinse.

First brush your hair out, then comb through with the lice comb to get them loosened up really well.

Then, with someone you trust's help, hold the washcloth over your eyes and have them douse your head and scalp with kerosene. They should work it in some, but be careful and not leave it on too long. then rinse VERY VERY WELL and shampoo/condition as you would regularly.

Go back to combing and make sure you look and comb very hard and get everything out.

Repeat the kerosene/shampoo/conditioner step.

dry hair with blow dryer and it should be gone.

check over the course of the next few weeks, and your lice should be gone gone gone!

My doctor told me this remedy after nothing else worked, and I don't even try anything else now!

I also recommend using DENOREX EXTRA STRENGTH once to twice a week to deter the lice from coming back. It works like a charm! I promise!

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Anonymous

Kerosene is NOT a good thing to put on your childs head. The scalp is one of the most absorbent places because it has no buffers so whatever you put on the scalp goes directly into the blood stream.

Rid and Nix are pesticides and are not effective in getting rid of lice or nits because they are neurotoxins and attack the nervous system of the adult bug, but the baby bugs nervous system hasn't developed yet so they go unharmed and the over the counter products only kill the eggs most vulnerable to hatching the day you do the treatment. So you are still left with live lice and eggs in your hair.

The goal is to eradicate lice not harm our children and in desperation parents use all kinds of potentially harmful concoctions to get rid of head lice unknowingly putting their childs health in harms way.

The best way to treat lice is with a non toxic product and a good lice comb. The magic is not in the treatment, but rather the manual removal and maintenance combing. Key: comb, comb, comb and then comb some more over a comb some more.

Think before you put stuff on your childrens scalp. Read and become educated about what those products might actually do to your child and don't take chances.

Would you knowingly feed your child poison? No, you wouldn't. Please don't put toxic chemicals on their heads either.

If you are battling lice and can't get rid of them maybe it is time to call in the professionals.

There are Head Lice Removal Service's all over the place. Google and see if you can find one in your area.

They have trained lice specialist who can come in and safely remove lice and nits out of your childrens hair without the use of harmful chemicals.

If you need help on choosing a lice removal service you can go to licecompany.com and read their article on how to choose a lice removal service. Their website is full of helpful information and you can even call them to get free advise.

IndigoZ

The scalp is not absorbant as you say it is, or everyone that washes their hair, has it colored, etc, etc would either be dead or mentally handicapped. I have been an RN for many years, and there are so many people out there doing what they can to get rid of lice, one treatment a strange as the next. Someone should not post something like this on here and a kid do it and catches fire,on the premise that they wanted to do it theirself so no one would know. if your careful the Kerosene works, but like the lady said you need to be super careful and have someone to help. But the scalp is not a sponge, maybe yours is!

Anonymous

i want to try the karo but is considered child abouse and i have poeple turning me in to them all the time just becuase they hate me and my kids like to tell poeple everything my husband use it on his boys when they where unger and he said it worked if any one has any ideas please emale me at starmel20002006@yahoo.com please this is my first time dealing with this

Tally

Please do not do this around any time of stove. My girlfriend Mother did this to her, what happen was as she comb her hair, it spark and her hair caught on fire. She had long hair to her waist. Sorry to say this cost her life, and some of the faimly members had 3rd degree bruns....

racheal

This is the best remedy out there, as children me and my siblings was always getting lice from school and friends and such and we couldn't afford to go buy rid and things all the time and my aunt told my mom about the kerosine because her daughter had long beautiful hair to her butt and she tried everything and couldn't get it all because her hair was to thick and she ended up cutting all her daughters hair off into a boy style alomst and her daughter still got it so she tried kerosine and her daughter had no problems after that, I have a very big family as my grandmother had 16 children and all her kids had 4 children each and we all used this our whole livesw and we are all fine! Just mix with some conditioner and comb out lice after letting it set for 15 min. And then rinse and wash hair as normal, for extra softness before conditioning clean hair pour a bottle of beer on and work in then rinse and condition as normal, this is the best remedy and if you aren't stupid and you know how to be careful it is completely safe! I rate this a 10!

Anonymous

I had 4 daughters(who are grown and moved out) my youngest were twins and it seemed every other month they came home with lice! My oldest daughter moved to another state and when she came to visit it was always when her sisters were infested. She called it family bonding time when we all sat in the dining room with bowls of water picking out lice! I tried everything Rid,mayo,alcohol,tea tree oil.It seemed nothing was working they kept coming back. Infact we formed a group all parents with kids battling lice. We found some parents really weren't concerned that their kids having lice. So we all started using desperate measures kerosene!!! I remember growing up in Hawaii and thats what they used. But the most important thing is to pick them out!! people dont understand that. So my daughter has a step daughter who comes over and spends the night and always always the kid is infested! I dont understand how mom's can see their kid scratching there head and do nothing. So here I sit with nits in my hair because she slept in my bed!! And no one to pick my head as all my girls live out of town.Im looking here for suggestions and I think I will try Listerne and if all fails Kerosene. But hey parents you have right to do head checks on kids coming over to your house, and a right to stop your kids from playing with kids who are infested all the time.I remember a neighbor girl who went swimming with my Twin's and she got in the pool and all I saw was a black shaddow move from one side of her head to the other side(she was blonde)I got her out and didn't have to touch her head and I could see she was infested. Took her home and told her to have her Mom treat her. Not even Ten minutes later she was knocking at my door wanting to play saying her Mom looked at her head and she doesn't have LICE!!! Are kidding me?!Its not the kids fault and its hard to stop them from coming over to play with your kids without making them feel bad but you have to do it. By the way all those months of head lice in my house thats where they were getting it!! Someone asked about treatments for carpets furnature etc..get a carpet shampooer and buy insect spray( not in a spray can but in plastic bottle with nozzle) you can spray your furnature and then put it in the shampooer an d shampoo your carpet. As far as stuffed animals and such put it all in large trash bag for a week or depending how paranoid you are or how many times you have been infested,forever was where I was at. Some of us Mom's volunteered to help the school do head checks once a week. It does help but then again its up to the parents to treat them. BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE DEALING WITH THIS AND I TRULY WISH SOMEONE HERE COULD PICK MY HEAD!!!

Anonymous

KEROSENE SOUNDS AWFUL AND DANGEROUS BUT WHEN YOUR KID IS INFESTED TIME AFTER TIME AND SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL EVERY OTHER WEEK AND YOUR WASHING EVERYTHING 3 TIMES A MONTH IF NOT MORE AND NOTHING IS WORKING???? YEAH I WILL TRY IT. BUT LIKE SOMEONE SAID IF YOUR SMART ABOUT IT AND DO IT OUTSIDE AND YOU DONT HAVE TO USE ALOT AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO STAY ON YOU LONG AT ALL!! I HAD A LADY TELL ME THE STRAIN OF LICE IS GETTING STRONGER AND MORE IMMUNE TO THINGS LIKE RID ETC.. SO SUGGESTED TO LEAVE RID ON MY CHILDS HEAD FOR AN HOUR.AND I DID, DO YOU KNOW I FOUND A BUG STILL A LIVE AND AFEW NITS AS WELL.IF YOU CAN GIVE YOUR KIDS PROCESSED FOODS, POP, AND IF YOU SMOKE HEY THATS JUST AS HARMFUL!! MY DAUGHTER HAD HAIR DOWN TO HER BUTT AND I USED KEROSENE AND I CONDITIONED HER HAIR ALOT AFTER THAT FOR A MONTH OR SO AND SHE HAS BEAUTIFUL HAIR TODAY AND IT SEEMED I ONLY HAD TO BREAK OUT THE KEROSENE TWICE AFTER USING IT THE FIRST TIME. SO THINK WHAT YOU WANT BUT IT WORKS!PLEASE USE IT OUTSIDE IN AN WELL VENTILATED AREA AND COVER EYES AND NOSE THE BEST U CAN AND LEAVE IT ON NO LONGER THEN 5 MINUTES. ALSO I ONLY FOUND SOME IRRITATION AROUND THE EARS SO PUT SOME COTTON AROUND THEM.

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