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    Nits and Head Lice

    These little critters, which live in the hair and leave behind their eggs, which are called nits, are very common in kids under 11, and they are very easily treated. Read more →

    Hi Sam, White eggs are alive, brown coloured eggs are dead. The adult lice are dark.

    Hi, It's possible that you might have worms again. Did you take any medication the last time you had them? If so you can buy Ovex from the chemist or even in Tesco. Can you tell your mum or an older sister or auntie, and ask her to buy some for you? You will have to be careful to keep your hands clean all the time, and only use the same towel. If the itching gets bad at night, try to sprinkle some talc around your bottom as if you keep it dry and not moist around there it will make it more difficult for them to lay eggs. (if you have been sweating it would make it easier for them to lay eggs) Try to put a pair of gloves on in bed and then put them straight in the washing in the morning. Hope this helps!

    The white eggs are dead ones - empty egg cases. The live eggs, those that will hatch into lice are a dark brown colour and will be close to the scalp. In a long term infestation it is believed that the lice will develope a changed colour to help them camoflage into the hair, as the different generations of lice hatch. Generally they range from a fairly transparent light brown to a dark brown/black. I find them most easily spotted after they have just fed as their abdomens show up as a dark spot.

    Hi there My daughter had lice 10 days ago I found one big one and about ten little ones. Each day twice a day I have checked her hair I found eggs but the treatment said they kill eggs and after seven days if I found one it never changed colour. She has had 3 treatments. I haven't found anything alive in her hair. Tonight I checked and found a clear egg and one caramel coloured one down the hair shaft. I have searched and found nothing alive. I read that straightening can kill the lice. Is it possible the clear egg was one I missed in the ten days I have been checking?





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    you cant do it by your self you have to go to the doctors and you probally are hyginic make sure you scrubb undr your nails because thats is where the threadworm eggs live TELL YOUR MUM!

    It's a strong possibility as worms seam to wake up at night time to come out of ur bum to lay eggs and they the fluid that comes from them makes u itch

    Hi there! My 2 year old daughter has headline to the point where she has black eggs on every single hair follicle!! We live very clean and she hasn't started day care yet so I don't know how she got them! I've tried everything! Nit treatments, all Comb types.. Mind you she cries to the point where she will almost have a fit!! Tried pulling them out one by one.. Nothing is working... Help anyone?





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    just keep combing using conditioner & combing with a fine tooth comb. Do family's hair. Over a few weeks,about 3 x per week til u notice less eggs & nits. If kids @ sch,contact teachers,tell them,so that other parents can be informed.As there is no point u getting rid if they go bck 2school & get again. Good Luck!

    Hi I think I have worms and asked my GP to give me some treatments and his answer was that I was imagining.... I am not sure what kind of worms they are but I regularly spit out which I think are eggs, they are like grains of coucous and quite smelly. Sometimes I feel something in the back of my throught and I manage to disloge a bunch of these stuck together. I often cough and wheeze as well and have abdominal pains. What treatment should I take to get rid of this?





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    Sounds like you have a throat infection and what you are spiiting out is pus.

    Hi, i know exactly what you have; tonsil stones. Google it and look at pictures. I get them all the time.

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    I have worms, how old are you? I'm a kid but almost A teenager. Anyway I always suffer with worms. Little monsters But I did try something instead of medicine Because we ran out, try killing the eggs How? : clean around your bottom and where The itching takes place and hopefully this Should help, If not tell your mum: " mum I Have worms, I've had enough and I'm very Uncomfortable please may you get me some Medicine" Hope this helps! Lola xD (13 years young :) )

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    Rebecca: They seem to have gone! I combed it through with a nit comb every day for a couple of weeks and so far no eggs.. Still no nits. An old gent at a pharmacy told me that if you see eggs that aren't close to the scalp they are old empty eggs and not to worry about them. Good luck

    I've found nits (eggs) on my daughters hair for months but I cannot for the life of me find any lice! I keep combing it through every couple of days and searching and more eggs appear but still not lice! I pull the eggs out by hand and she isnt itching at all. Any ideas anyone?? Chemist tells me I can't treat it till I see lice. Very frustrated.





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    shelley i have the same problem with my 5yr old daughter and she has bottom length hair so as you can imagine its a very long job! if you hear of a solution let me know please, its doing my head ( excuse the pun).

    Worms are really easy to treat and if you can't get any medication there are still ways to treat it. Worms come out at night and lay eggs round the anus. If you scratch the eggs get caught under your finger nails and if you put your fingers any where near your mouth before cleaning they can get back into your system and the cycle will start again. If you clean your bum 3 times a day ish with just clean water and make sure you don't itch you will wash away the eggs and end the cycle as they only live for a couple weeks to a month. If you can get to chemist and you don't mind asking the medication is just a single tablet that you can get over the counter which you take once and then again in 2 weeks just to make sure you got all the eggs. Hope this helps

    Worms are really easy to treat and if you can't get any medication there are still ways to treat it. Worms come out at night and lay eggs round the anus. If you scratch the eggs get caught under your finger nails and if you put your fingers any where near your mouth before cleaning they can get back into your system and the cycle will start again. If you clean your bum 3 times a day ish with just clean water and make sure you don't itch you will wash away the eggs and end the cycle as they only live for a couple weeks to a month. If you can get to chemist and you don't mind asking the medication is just a single tablet that you can get over the counter which you take once and then again in 2 weeks just to make sure you got all the eggs. Hope this helps

    Apparently the eggs are too small to see, you would need a microscope to properly see the eggs. I would suggest you having him checked at the doctors.

    get a vacuum then vacuum the hair in bits now the nit eggs get a nit comb wash your hair and get lots of conditioner and leave it in then get the nit comb and scrape the nit eggs out do this every 2 days until they are all gone you ca check if they are gone with a nit comb brushing through the hair to see no nits and do not forget to wipe the comb! other wise you will just be putting the eggs back in your hair :)

    Hi there I got no lice just the eggs It doing my head in to get rid ov them I dyed my hair so many times so its hard to get rid ov them please help I can't carry on with these eggs in my hair everyone talks behide my bk.

    i had ight for a long time and me and my big sister . We used a tea tree . it was a strong smell that killed the eggs . then their was a gell i used and it killed eggs and babys and adults . it was really good the treatment.





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    hi where did you get this gel and what was it called please i have tried everything for my daughter, she combs through her hair with a nit comb every night but she always has them.........sh hates it she is only 8, i been struggling with this for years plz help

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    my daughter has nits all the time and im getting to the point were i want to shave her hair of and start again..i can remove the lice but not the eggs.she will go to school and come back with loads of adult lice..ive used vinegar nyda lyclear derbac conditioner headrin spent loads of money on nitty gritty combs and have bought over 12 other combs that say you can remove the eggs with and neither of them work i have sat with tweezers trying to rmove the eggs but that dont work either..HELP!!!!!! DO ANYONE KNOW WHAT THAT CLINIC WAS CALLED THAT THEY HAD ON THE SHOW AS THIS IS MY LAST OPTION BEFORE I GET THE HAIR CLIPPERS OUT x





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    Tea tree oil is soposed to melt the glue on the nit, there are some good home mixes that include tea tree oil in. Also put in with washing powder to clear from any bedding etc, hope this helps x

    My poor little girl 7 yrs old has at least 3 eggs on each strand of hair ! Tried coming out but they hurt to much been at this for about 4 yrs now had enough of the critters any advise would be appreciated bearing in mind there is no lotion to kill or remove eggs I have heard there is somewhere you can take your child that can help ? My last resort is to have to shave her hair off The last thing I want to do to my princess HELP please DESPERATE





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    all i had to do to get rid of mine is using a mouse treatment (left in overnight) then every other day, i lagged my hair with conditioner, and then combed my hair for about 10 minutes with a nitty gritty spiral teeth comb. what is also useful is any teatree hair products, nits hate the smell of it and leaves your hair really smooth!

    Hello I understand your situation that happens to me!! What I do is I use vinegar!! It kind of un-sticks the lice and them you leave that on for 5 mins and then you wash it out put a load of conditioner on that kills the lice and wash it out and ta-da!! But it does make your head stink of vinegar!!!! But it's easily covered up with a bit perfume!! And anti-flee dog shampoo doesn't make you itch as much!

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    Rather than treat twice treat thrice wash bedding at 60 degrees ...washing bottom in morning will no remove all of the eggs try taking a toilet wet around the perineum...a much more effective way to remove the eggs....

    The main problem of doing meticulous combing and getting the eggs out is that your child won't stay still for long emough! My daughter will sit for 15 minutes but even that's pushing it! Having someone else do it seems like a good way forward so the child remains still for long enough to remove the eggs.





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    I did my 7yr old with plain lenor and water and it got rid of the nit eggs. i find that the nits become ammune to the pharmicutical products that are on the market today.You may seem that all they need is a finall rince in the washer, but its better than vinegar the nit eggs just slid off her hair.Put a capfull in a spray bottle and water and leave in for 5mins then just wash.





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    im gonna try it how many times did it have to be done before the head was clear

    I had nits and i do not anymore but the hatched eggs will not come out we have tryed everything but they just will not come out, how do you get the hatched eggs out? please help me :(





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    get an egg comb :D

    Hi everyone, my 3 year old has caught head lice from nursery and I have used hedrin and this has killed the lice and then I've shaved his head to a number 1 because the combs just going through his hair and isn't bring the eggs out!!! I'm at my wits end, as this hasn't still got all the nits/eggs out and I've tried oil and vinegar but nothing seems to be removing them. Please could anyone suggest anything????





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    I had lice, which i then got rid of by using the herdin mousse, but i still have dead eggs in my hair.. I have been combing and combing non stop, but i am getting my hair cut this week, if the hairdresser notices any live lice or eggs, will i be asked to leave?





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    That same problem happened to me! They won't ask you to leave but if it has been washed first they won't be able to dry it that's all.

    I found out reasontly I had lice and this Is what I did step 1:Get a lice solution and cover your hair in it and leave it on about an hour longer than the time it says on the instructions.Then comb out any lice you find. step 2: Go to the shower and comb hair again whilst rinsing it. step 3: Use tea tree conditioner and cover your hair and comb out anymore lice which are left. step 4: wash hair again and comb whilst rinsing. step 5: comb again whilst still wet and wipe comb after each you comb a section and focus around the ears where most eggs will be step 6: plat section of hair which have been combed and tie hair up. step 7: make sure you wash your bedding and clothing. Any teddy bears or other items that cant be washed put in an air tight bag for 9 days. Take note of the fact lice can live for up to 3 days off the scalp and eggs can live for longer. Repeat proccess after 7 days. Sleep with tea tree conditioner in hair and comb out every morning for the next seven days to be sure lice dont come back and all eggs are gone. Im on the second day of treatment all lice are gone and most eggs and nits seem to be aswell the eggs and nits will definatly be gone after the 7th day :)

    My daughter has just caught headlice again (fourth time). I use hedrin and swear by it. I also use the Nit Gritty comb - it costs £10 but is worth its weight in gold. Hedrin does not contain chemcials but instead uses silicon which smoothers the lice. You then re-apply it 7 days later to kill any hatched eggs. Newly hatched lice (nimphs) cannot lay eggs in the first 7 days so you effectively kill them with the second application of Hedrin. I am always wary and do a 3rd application and use the Nitty Gritty comb everytime i wash her hair. Use loads of conditioner so that the eggs slide out of the hair. It has worked for me everytime. Hope this helps!

    my daughter has bad lice for over a year, im not lazy and try to treat them but her fine hair prevents the combs from dragging them out, the larger ones i do kill have already laid eggs so they continue to hatch and im back to square 1, also a single parent with nobody to treat me, i cannot ensure i am nit free, is there a device that will kill the eggs as well as small lice





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    Hi I recommend hedrins treat and go mousse, my daughter has very thick curly hair so can't get comb through, you just put mousse on leave to dry then wash off 8 hours later, it's a bit more expensive but worth it! Good luck!

    Nits love hot humid temperature it speeds up the laying eggs time I wouldn't recommend a sauna unless you really love your visitors, I good shampoo or oil treatment like headrin would do the trick it's not a pesticide it's a form of oil that smothers the live and eggs and dehydrated them killing them, then treat again 7 days later to catch any lucky stragglers and for the record mayonnaise doesn't work been there got the post card!





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