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to be so frustrated with the nit cycle? How do I stop it?

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Margaritte Wed 15-Jul-15 08:22:24

I comb & comb. Conditioner, hours of combing. Every few days. I managed to get rid of them for a good few months. Now they are back, and I have to start again confused

DS2's School refuse to tell the parent of the child who has them, just wants to keep sending out letters to the whole class.

DS1 just announced he had them (he's 12yrs, and so washes himself obviously, so I didn't know) And he though he was a bit itchy because of his eczema.

Do I keep him home and treat? Or send him in as normal? Just I don't want him to invest any one, or for him to be spotted to have them by class mates.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Wed 15-Jul-15 08:26:49

Treat, comb and send to school.
Comb every day.

The best thing you can do is tell the teacher, so they can send the letter.

And teach your dcs not to touch heads with anybody.

Good luck.

Keep being vigilant.

ohtheholidays Wed 15-Jul-15 08:33:30

Do you have one of the Nitty Gritty combs?If not get one they are amazing and you can get a prescription from your DR for one so that it doesn't cost you anything.

Apart from the combing and conditioner you can also buy products now that have tea tree oil in them(which fleas and nits hate)so once you've got rid of the fleas and nits use one of those products every time the boys wash they're hair,it acts as a deterrent.It puts fleas of going onto they're hair in the first place.

The last time my children had them I mixed some Vodka with some tea tree oil and massaged it into they're hair,left it on for 10 minutes and then combed through it got rid off them all and we haven't had any since(touch wood)and afterwards we used the children's Vosene head lice deterrent,you can get it in most supermarkets and Boots and Superdrug normally carry it as well.

Also make sure you do everyone's hair in the family and advice any other family members that your sons are around regularly so that they can treat treat they're hair as well.

Boil wash(hot wash)any bedding,cuddly toys(the boys have on they're beds or right near them)any hats,towels that have been used.It just makes sure that no fleas that might have climbed of the hair manage to survive on anything else in the house.

ghostyslovesheep Wed 15-Jul-15 08:34:29

Hedrin the fuckers - yes they can get them again but at least you only have to treat them once rather than spend hours combing

and send him to school

QuiteLikely5 Wed 15-Jul-15 08:36:02

Nitty gritty comb. Cut hair to shoulder length. Tell your child they must not touch hair with others

ThumbWitchesAbroad Wed 15-Jul-15 08:39:14

Also, comb them regularly even when they don't have them, catch them as soon as they appear, the little fuckers.

DS1 has had them and needed treating a couple of times, but once I caught them on day 1, as it were (message from a friend who said "Eek, DD has nits, check your DS) and got 1 adult and no eggs, and then nothing after.

I check him weekly now and also as soon as word goes out from any other parent in his class - we have a class FB page and that helps. Not every parent in the class is in it but it still seems to be enough to help.

I sympathise - nits are awful!

TheMoa Wed 15-Jul-15 08:39:18

Hedrin, every time.

It's like those Cillit Bang adverts, but for heads :

15 minutes, and the nits are gone! grin

Spartans Wed 15-Jul-15 08:43:17

I used hedrin, after ahe got them for the third time in 5 weeks.

Then I got a spray bottle filled it with water added tea tree oil and sprayed dds hair every morning. She didn't get them again.

pointythings Wed 15-Jul-15 09:48:38

Use Hedrin to treat when they do get them. Tie longer hair back at all times and spray with hairspray. Agree with telling them not to touch heads. And comb them every week even if they don't have them, just to check - that way you will catch any infestations early. Use a good quality leave-in conditioner and get the benefit of smooth, manageable hair.

It's horrible, but it does pass - and if your DCs know who the child is that's spreading them, just tell them to stay away from them - head lice don't jump, they walk.

SaneIsOverated Wed 15-Jul-15 10:15:01

Put 8 drops of tea tree oil in every shampoo and conditioner bottle your entire family uses, do this all the time not just when you have nit warnings. A teacher told me this and it works neither of my DC have ever got nits, even when they have been going round the rest of the class.

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