I am so desperate to get rid of my familys head lice! We have used everyting! Even got one off the internet!
Question by terrie j: I am so desperate to get rid of my familys head lice! We have used everyting! Even got one off the internet!
We are a middle class family. We treat our children all the time! I wash the bedding constantly! I spent so much money on this kit I ordered off the internet! I have even used mayonaise! I am in tears! I have 4 children, what can I do?
Answer by ivillage4women
Head lice are wingless insects approximately the size of a sesame seed that feed on human blood. They are the most common form of lice infestation in the United States. The majority of cases occur in children between the ages of 3 and 10 and their families.
Head lice live approximately 30 days, with the female laying between five and 10 eggs per day. Nits (lice eggs) have a white to brown appearance and are usually found on hair strands near the scalp. They are attached firmly and may be difficult to remove. Nits hatch within approximately six to 10 days as nymphs, becoming adults about 10 days after that.
Infestations of head lice are spread through head-to-head contact with an infested individual or through sharing certain personal items (e.g., hats, helmets, brushes, pillows). Head lice are largely dependent on their host for survival, in most cases dying after 24 hours if separated from the scalp and unable to receive a blood meal. Intense scalp itching (pruritus) is the most common symptom. However, many people with infestations of head lice show no symptoms and are unaware of their presence. Such people may be considered “carriers.”
Read more about head lice below, including some tips for getting rid of them!
Answer by nirpansey
take them to the doctor.
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