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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 →

    I have had headlice for about three years, and I think its disgusting the amount of stuff that's in there I've tried everything, where is a special clinic i can go to to get rid of them?





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    Child with nits required for filming for a small piece on our website. If you would like us to clear your child’s lice with the help of The Hairforce - Lice Assassins, as seen on the show, for FREE then please contact Mark ASAP. Details available on the website below. http://embarrassingbodieskids.channel4.com/show-information/want-to-get-your-nits-treated/

    I'm 16, and I have had persistent headlice for a good 8-9 years, I've tried everything, combing everyday, keeping my hair in water for a few hours, headlice treatment, itching them out, tea tree ointment, but nothing is working for long, they just come back. It is very embarrassing and I don't want to hug my friends just in case they catch them and I'm finding it very difficult to have a relationship because I am worried I will pass the headlice on to my partner. Please help me, I am at the end of my tether.





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    crush seeds of custard apple into powder and apply one hour before going to bath mixed with coconut oil. Apply for five days. Your problem should be solved.

    My daughter has had headlice since the age of 5- shes 9 next week! We have had to resort to cutting her beautiful long blonde hair to a bob as she now has psoriasis from so much scratching. I have tried all treatments going and the only one that seems to work is NYDA (although this is V expensive approx £16 for family size bottle)and as not everyone in her class seems to be trying to get rid if them, they keep returning. I've tried the vinegar which is good but very tedious. Has anyone got any further suggestions as its causing ALOT of arguing and distress in our house on a daily basis.

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    i have had headlice since i was six and im nearly 14 and nothing works i heard about when you sucked them all out. it so embarrsing because everybody can see them at school and so i have no friend and i can't get my hair cut incase they all see. also the back of my head is covered in cut and scabs from what the headlice have done . please can you help





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    Can you ask your parents to buy a headlice treatment pack? full marks is good, it is easy and reaaally works :) if you do use a lotion or spray try and change your bed clothes and if you ahve brothers and sisters make sure your parents do them as well!:) you dont wanna do yourself and then re-catch them from your clothes or bed covers! Good luck!You can sort them out! your not stuck with them! xxx

    Can you ask your parents to buy a headlice treatment pack? full marks is good, it is easy and reaaally works :) if you do use a lotion or spray try and change your bed clothes and if you ahve brothers and sisters make sure your parents do them as well!:) you dont wanna do yourself and then re-catch them from your clothes or bed covers! Good luck!You can sort them out! your not stuck with them! xxx

    hello i am looking for some advice my 3yr old daughter and i have headlice and we have a rash like thing all over our heads, now she has it on her neck too, its like tiny pin pricks (or small bite marks) and we have it on our heads too, is this from the headlice ?? please help as i have went to the doctor and they gave us priton ( for allergys )





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    Hi, Im 13 and i have had headlice since i was 11. Im in foster care and ive told my foster carer many times before, but the problem is , she does the treatment once and then never does it again. And i don't want to keep ansking her and telling her that it doesn't kill the eggs because i'll sound like a headlice specialist! I don't know what to do, i have tried alot of things but i'm not going to ask my foster carer again because ive given it to other children in the household and im really embarrased! Any help?





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    I am a foster parent and you must tell your carer otherwise as u say it will spread to everyone else and then she will b more upset in the meantime try and keep them at bay by using lots of conditioner and leave it in your hair then use a nit comb to keep combing it then rinse it well hopefully your carer may see you doing this and u can tell her u r trying to get rid of them yourself

    hi there, I have been treating my four daughters for headlice since february and the best solution I have found is HEADRIN. My children suffer with severe eczema and this is a mild treatment but really works for children with sensitive skin. I have also invested in the NITTY GRITTY comb which is ten pounds and available from most supermarkets, chemists etc. And I just wanted to let those of you who live in the UK know that you do not have to pay for headlice treatment......it is available on prescription from your GP or Health Visitor. My health visitor prescribed me with the BUG BUSTING KIT, which is four combs, stickers and a guide these have proved to be very useful. Also, I don't know if any of you have heard of the MINOR AILMENTS SCHEME? I believe this is available in some chemists across the country, it is a free service for treatments for minor ailments in children and young people aged under 16. So you don't have to go to the doctors just ask your chemist if they are running the scheme and then you can ask for headlice treatment. Hope this helps you all sam :)

    Getting rid of nits and headlice takes perseverance not chemicals. Children will go through stages at school where it seems as though they never get rid of them but the answer isn't to call for treatment centres. Learn about the cycle of headlice. They have an approximate cycle of two weeks from hatching to laying to hatching again. Using a conditioner and combing with a nit comb every second day is laborious yes but it will tackle the situation much better than using a pesticide on the heads of children and adults. The conditioner assists with the removal of lice and the nit comb tackles the egg casings. If any live eggs are missed they will hatch and the problem will continue hence the repeated action of conditioning and combing.

    Hi, I am a hairdresser and have caught headlice from a young client. I have had this problem for 7 months now and am at my wits end. I have spent a complete fortune on lotions that have not worked. Spent hours combing (twice a day) completly cut off all my long curly hair. And i still have this problem. This thing has taken over my life and has even affected my marraige. I have taken all precauctions with changing pillows/cases ect.. This strain of nits/headlice seem to be able to survive on a pillow case without having food (a scalp) for days and come back with a vengence! I really would like to know of the spealist in the embarassing bodies for kids show in North London as this is the next step. I have been to the docs 3 times and the last time i was referred to a dermatoligist!!!? Kind Regards





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    My daughter caught headlice in year 2(she starts secondary school in sept)and it was so bad she had to be sent home from school, i have tried evrything from hedrin to lyclear to combing with conditioner for a month NOTHING works! and i am STILL trying! i even bought "the hair buddy", it is awkward to use and the headlice get stuck in the filter. i found the website for the clinic-it is called "the hair force" which is featured in the programme but it is VERY expensive, for average infestations, it costs £150 and for heavy/longterm infestations it costs up to £400!!! i think i will start to save my pennies because this IS the last resort and might be the only thing that is going to work for my daughter and me. if anybody has any other ideas(shaving her head is not an option) ha ha

    Hi, first all her hair need wet hair then put shampoo on her hair whilst you need to use a normal comb until the hair become smooth. Then wash her hair again then to put conditioner on her hair whilst to use a special comb to carry on (if there is lots of headlice (eggs or alive) to go throw it under the running tap as need to carry on to comb until the headlice become disappeared. Then wash her hair again and get dry. I know its long time to use it as its really worth to get over that. I did used it for my three children about all afternoon (each of them about two to three hours to comb a lot). I always check my kids hair in every week to make sure. Please dont forget to take her clothes or bed things out to washing machine immediately. Good Luck

    as i said in last comment vinegar will kill all headlice!

    Hi I'm an Adult, I have had headlice since 2007 on and off. I just can't get rid off them I've tried everything and nothing works. Please help!





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    i had headlice for 2years the only way i got rid of them was on holiday i don't know if it was the sea or hot weather but they wen't





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    I have/had headlice and i got it yesterday and i washed it well and the itching has stopped. Has my head lice gone?





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    Hey, i have had headlice, since i was 9 and i am just about to start in college. I know it seems bad but i have used every treatment going and i use a nit comb every day after a shower. Nothing is getting rid of them at all. Just wondering if there is any chance anybody could suggest something to help me?





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    same here but im at high school first wash and condition your hair then put baby oil in it and comb it out with a nit comb also dying your hair and putting lots of product like hairspray in it helps as well. My mum once tried pouring coke into my hair

    I use an amazing recipe which works every time, put 100ml of vodka into a bowl with 10 drops of 2 different essential essential oils, I use tea tree and eucalyptus but you can also use clary sage, camomile, oregano, jasmine, lemon grass. Put onto your hair and leave it overnight or for at least 2 hrs. The vodka pickles them and the eggs and you can pick the dead lice out, it is awesome. If you do it again about 5days later you shouldn't have lice issues ever again.

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    Hey, i have had headlice, since i was 9 and i am just about to start in college. I know it seems bad but i have used every treatment going and i use a nit comb every day after a shower. Nothing is getting rid of them at all. Just wondering if there is any chance anybody could suggest something to help me?





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    This is what happened to me but mint kills them here's a link to help you: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Lice-Without-Your-Parents-Knowing

    Hey i would suggest getting the nitty gritty nit free comb. This is the only effect come that works. My sister has come home with headnice manytime and we have treated her with many different producs but found nothing as effective as this. It takes out everything, lice, nit and eggs. Works best on hair that has conditioner on.If in doubt then reseach it many people recommend this comb.

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    You have to get the headlice/nit shampoo do that, put the conditionor on leave it on over night or a few hours depending on what one you get then do it again the following week because the eggs will hatch.

    I Have Had Headlice Since Reception At The Age Of Around 5 Years Old I Am Now 14 And Still havent Been ABle To Get Rid Of Them Me And My Mum Have Treid Everything But They Just Wont Go They Keep COming Back Again I Really Dont Know What To Do And It Embaresses Me. Please Help





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    Hi! I'm a 21 year old teaching assistant at a primary school and a lot of the children there have headlice so I made a point of combing through my hair on a regular basis using the nitty gritty nit comb. I have never found any using this comb as of yet HOWEVER, whilst combing through this evening I saw one crawling on my lap! Definitely assuming it came from my head, but for how long it has been there I don't know! I have an itchy scalp and dandruff anyway so use head and shoulders itchy scalp care so it's harder for me to realise I could have headlice! Anyway, I have combed through my hair perfusely and not found anymore, then applied A LOT of Derbac M liquid and I'm going to leave it on over night, but for 10 hours instead of 12. Then I will repeat again next Friday night. But I was wondering if I need to tell my boyfriend I found one? It is Friday today and I last stayed at his house on Sunday, and as I said before, I don't know how long the louse had been in my hair for! It was an adult louse and there are no signs on my hair of eggs or other lice! Advice would be really appreciated please! Thanks!





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    I also have the exact same problem as a teacher! I am also unsure as to whether this means I now have headlice or if I have nipped this in the bud through catching this one headlouse. U obviously left this a while ago. Did u have to treat ur hair or was it just the 1 headlouse? X

    Hi! I treated my hair as soon as I found the louse on my lap! And gave it a good comb through every day for a week to make sure I had cleared my head of any eggs! I haven't had any more since then and have been using vosene tea tree co diction spray as it says on the bottle it is a good louse repellent! Definitely reccommend it to keep them away! I haven't found any more since but I still comb through and check regularly as it has made me very paranoid! But yeah, am finding the repellent spray is working! Hope that helps!

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    ive had headlice for 6 years and ive never been able to get rid of them please help! i cant find any shampoos or treatments that work. is there like a hoover you can put your hair into and it sucks them away like in embarassing bodies???????? please help me





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    Been there with 3 of the kids having headlice after the hair dresser noticed it. Be patitent and through! I did each one in turn while sitting in the bath. We were recommended to use a tee-tree based shampoo and a (sorry) nit comb (a very fine toothed comb that most chemists sell). Shampoo hair as normal but don't rinse. Use the comb rigerously in a pattern over the entire head/hair, again and again. Checking each time on the comb for signs of eggs or lice wipe onto toilet paper and fush the things away! Repeat on a daily basis until you are absoultely confident theres no egg casings, eggs or lice. Check every one in the house. Will take a day or two! Hope this helps. Try not to ne too shocked if it happens to you!

    if you can get hold of it get -FULL MARKS! :D if you can ask someone else to do it for you so that it is definetly evenly spread and then properly combed through afterward!xx

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    Im 15 and have had headlice for over 10 years now, it is so depressing and now im pregnant as well im scared that i'll pass them onto my baby. Iv tried absolutly everything and yet i havnt had a day that goes by were iv been free of them, anyone got any suggestions cuz im on my last thred.





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