- April 23, 2008 at 1:42 pm #257523
Yes, everything needs to be treated. things that can’t be run on hot
in the dryer need to be bagged up andelft alone. couches and such
need to be sprayed with a special lice spray as well as all the seats
in teh car, car seats, strollers, etc. anything like rugs, drapes,
couches, etc can temporarily ‘host’ lice.
when lice are in ones hair, they tend to stick close to the scalp, so
a haircut would not do alot of good. i remember getting them myself.
i have full, thick hair almost to my waist. i was working a new job
as a preschool teacher. never having had lice, i did not know the
symptoms. by the time it was discovered, i was completely infested
(ewww!). i had my boyfriend at the time going through my hair,
individually taking each egg (nit) out. it took him over 48 hours non-
stop. I got so upset, I finally told him to take a knife and cut them
out. I had a hairdresser that saw me after hours (they’re not allowed
to touch someone with lice). That did not help. I went to a
dermatologist. Believe me…I was at wits end.
If the mayo and all does not work, I can tell you somethign that
might, but I have to deliver it with a warning. Kerosene will do the
trick. If you use it, only do it on yourself. It is illegal to put it
on your child’s head. I think the warning is that it could cause
neurological damage, but so can the prescription lice medicine they
give you to use on children. If you use the kerosene, make sure it
all gets rinsed out too.
If you were able to leave the house for 2-3 days, that would be ideal
as lice can not survive without a human body for very long. So, even
if your house was infested with them, they would be dead upon
returning. Just make sure you don’t bring them along in suitcases or
on your own heads.
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “Jacqui Caruso”
> The only thing I remember about lice was when my dd had them 8
years ago. I
> had to wash EVERYTHING she had been in contact with even the car.
> all plush toys and put them in a garbage bag and tossed in the
garage for 30
> days, used a roach fogger in the car, steam cleaned carpets and
> washed all bedding and pillows even mattress. It was horrid and
all I have
> to do to start itching is hear the “L word”!
> Much luck with deinfesting your home,
> Jacqui C. in NE Georgia Mntns
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 5:59 PM, maria
> > My son went to spend the weekend with his grandmother and came
> > with head lice,I treated his head with NIX and then shaved it(no
> > head lice) But 3 days later,I got head lice!!!
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