How do I get rid of head lice and nits?

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My daughter has got head lice, she has had it for over 1 month now. I have tried many different treatments but they are not seeming to go away. My daughter has also got many scabs on her head which she keeps picking and they are getting worse. Have you got any other suggestions?

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    I have had head lice and pubic lice for awhile now.  I have tried every otc product, and lindane, shaving all hair off my body except my head and I still have them.  So Iast week i used ovide there was barely enough in the bottle to cover my hair so i barely covered the rest of me.  I was feeling good for 1 day - after that BAM those lice were still alive and p****d and biting so bad they left lumps! I am beside myself. What can a person do?  I nit comb on myself but my hair is long and its very difficult to do. I have never yet caught any live lice and I have seen them on my head just cant catch them. I get eggs out every day.  I comb out at least to the best of my ability 1 hour a night sometimes twice a day dry and wet.  And I still have live lice and they are laying eggs overnight cause its like i just pulled lots of eggs and was pretty clear last nights comb now its like i did nothing at all they were just as many. GOD please there has to be a way to kill the live lice completely - That would be a huge help.  Then I could concentrate on the comb outs, without the live ones laying 12 eggs each overnight - its like i am getting nowere. I will not shave my head.  But i am close to wanting to.  The pain of the bites that i feel the crawling, the bites in my ears  eyebrows lashes up my nose - any hairy area has made me literally ill.  I need to save money and go to a nit pick salon - but they are super expensive. Then i need to get yet another prescription med for the crabs.  I have thrown out so many clothes, do so much laundry that i have to pay to do that i am almost broke and my clothes are falling apart;  I have never had lice before in my life i am in my 50's disabled and i feel as if i do not get hold of this problem I will wind up very very ill. I have long hair - NEED to cut it but cant no salon will cut it if i have lice.  So that makes it even harder to comb out.  I use terminator comb and am on my second treatment of ovide tonight which barely dampens my hair because the dr didn't give me enough to cover my hair thoroly and my body as well.  I do not know how much longer my insurance will pay for these meds - I feel so defeated and alone and ill all the time.  No one to help no family friends or anything like that to help. Wishing I win a lottery or something.  God bless us all and keep up the combing and bathing and washing of infested items - it will help but just alittle.  I ask the holy ones above to please help me rid myself of these awful life sucking parasites that are making my quality of life nothing more than surviving.  The best of luck to all of you in a similar situation, and those who are able to afford to go to a nit pick salon asap the min. you suspect you or your kid have lice.  otherwise you will never get rid of them that's just my opinion.

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    Hi

    I appreciate my reply may be too late for you as you did post your question 4 years ago but I thought it might be useful for you and others to know that a UK based company will soon launch a new, chemical free, product that is from what I hear very effective against head lice. European regulators gave their permission only yesterday. Think it will be sold in Lidl and Aldi. Check it out

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    Like all living things, lice need to breathe. I had head lice when I was kid. My dad decided to buy the biggest tub of cheap hair gel and put a couple of huge handfuls of it in my hair do that my entire head was over saturated. He would do this right at bedtime so the gel would be in my hair over night. All of the live bugs would die of suffocation and the eggs would absorb the chemicals from the gel thus killing all the eggs. He would rinse my hair out in the morning and use one of those special combs. He did this for three nights to be extra sure, but it worked.

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    It has been awhile so I don't know exact amount of each but I used vinegar then the tea tree oil go online and you will get exact amounts. This killed them but what worked to keep them away was blow drying daughters hair every day this would kill the eggs you might miss and keep them away I would use the blow dryer every day after school on dry hair and also after washing. Once they are gone add tea tree oil to any shampoo it helps keep them away. Also put all hats and things in the dryer after school or play time to kill anything from other kids. Trust me the blow dryer works my daughter never had a problems again after we figured what worked. They actually have companies that charge to put a hat over the head and blow hot air to kill lice and eggs but heat from your blow dryer for hair and heat from your dryer for clothes pillows etc. will do the same. Also safer than all those chemicals which can cause other problems. GOOD LUCK!

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