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FirstTimeMum96 Thu 29-Jan-15 05:02:55

How do I get rid of lice? I am 9 weeks pregnant and have discovered the little buggers. HELP. sad

goshhhhhh Thu 29-Jan-15 05:19:34

Hedrin. I had them when breastfeeding. Much the same thing!

SoonToBeSix Thu 29-Jan-15 05:24:28

Hendrin is crap use listerine the gold original one. Soak hair put shower cap on leave for two hours and rinse.

skyra13 Thu 29-Jan-15 07:52:24

Vinegar never failed to get rid of them wash hair in it get a comb an comb them out!

Number3cometome Thu 29-Jan-15 09:31:11

You don't need to use any kind of chemical / expensive treatment.

Easiest way, cover your hair in conditioner and comb through with a nit comb (got two off ebay for about £1)

Get out as many of the eggs and lice as possible.

Repeat this every two days until all of the eggs have gone.

Lice follow a lifecycle of breeding, laying eggs, hatching then breeding.

If you can break the cycle and get rid off all the live lice you then will only have the nits (eggs) to contend with.

Chemicals will not kill the eggs, so they can still hatch if you don't get them out.

If a fine tooth nit comb is not catching them, use your finger nails to pull along the hair and out.

I know they are a nightmare, but if you regularly check with the conditioner method you will keep them away.

Vinegar does work to kill the live lice, but won't kill the eggs.

FirstTimeMum96 Thu 29-Jan-15 10:42:26

Thank you everyone! smile

LittlePeasMummy1 Thu 29-Jan-15 13:11:37

Here is a patient info leaflet about treating headlice in pregnancy. Hope its helpful smile

ArcheryAnnie Thu 29-Jan-15 13:26:41

Hedrin has worked with one shot, every time for us.

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