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Nits!

Postby clothmama » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:05 am

I seem to be cursed by the damn things - we have had them on and off since Josh's gf brought them to us when she visited in August :shock: :shock: :shock: so I have obviously not got rid off them so I am now on a mission :furious: :miss_andry: :judge:

We spent a massive evening looking for nits in everyones hair :doh: The big boys seem fine and J is too (he never gets them with his very short hair). I then did the conditioner / tea tree treatment in mine and Rémy's hair and found quite a lot (again :doh: :doh: :x :cry: ) in Rémy's and a few in mine. I then spent the rest of the evening after dinner and got him to bed doing more research on the whole nit thing. I think what has happened is that when I thought I'd got rid of them when we got to Oz (it had been going on for a while and I'd not been good enough at coming back on the right day etc so I really got stuck in when we got there and got rid of them) is that I must have missed 1 or 2 (he is so hard to comb) and thought we were good as he stopped itching etc as apparently it takes a month to get to the point where there are enough of them to be irritating so I think that is what has happened. There is a really good blog by a professional nit eradicator (yes you can go and pay for someone else to do it for you :shock: :shock: :hohoho: :hohoho: ) and she (and other things I read) absolutely say you just have to suck it up and get a really good metal comb - see I didnt' realise that I thought the plastic ones were better. I have ordered a metal one on line but I think I'm going to try to find one in the shops as well so I can get on top of this for once and for all asap!

I anyone else has this issue come up this is the blog I found very helpful:
http://thenicelicelady.blogspot.fr/
One of the interesting things that she says is not to waste your energy trying to wash everything in the house - they can't live off your head for long at all. I think this will help me as I have piles of washing due to changing sheets every time I have been treating him this week (did a spray a few days ago with a tea tree blend - based on what I found last night didnt' work as well as I'd thought it did) so this will make a huge difference not to have to do that (I'll probably still change his pillow case every time but not everything).

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Re: Nits!

Postby autumnalgirl » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:32 am

We use a metal comb here. They have such a short life cycle too. I have a friend who had similar issues. Talking to her, we discovered she didn't know about the short life cycle, once she did they were sorted. Hope you can get rid!

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Re: Nits!

Postby littlesez » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:37 am

I keep them away with regular conditioner and nitty gritty comb. But there was one time when we had them and it was out of control. I bought the chemical treatment and that killed them all off in one treatment x

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Re: Nits!

Postby Louise » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:55 am

I never use anything other than conditioner and a nitty gritty metal comb. I comb every other day for a few weeks. Their life cycle is about 35 days so you need to make sure you keep combing for around that length of time.

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Re: Nits!

Postby Aeseldyr » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:03 pm

Hate them :evil: we just had them :eek: and usually always do the nitty comb and conditioner when they have it in kindergarten but this time I have used this Oil-based mixture that kills eggs and lice and it def helped :thumbsup: thinking of doing another turn tomorrow when they don't have to be back in school or kindergarten for 2 weeks then hopefully we can have a nitty free Christmas :giggle:
Its just so annoying and the reason they still have it at Ds kindergarten is that there are kids that don't get checked :whip:


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