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#1 MissDingus

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:21 AM

Just discovered my 4 & 6yo daughters have nits.
The lice themselves are tiny - I'm assuming too small to be picked up by a comb.
Been a while since I've dealt with this so after advice - does anything out there REALLY kill the eggs?
Prefer pregnancy friendly so I can treat myself too as a precaution but whatever works is good - I'm still suffering awful MS so the easier the better.
TIA

#2 Jjbeanz

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

I have a an electric lice comb that zaps them without the use of chemicals, absolute life saver when my daughters kept getting them from school over and over again. It's called a " Robi comb" and you can find it or order it in at a chemist. It is great to detect and kill the lice

#3 LittleMissPink

Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:15 AM

White conditioner and a nit comb every second day for a week.

#4 Trouble-

Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

Nit comb, conditioner, and repeat daily combing for a week. Most head lice strains are now resistant to most, if not all the head lice products on the market, and none of them are safe for PG or BFing women either.
You could try the herbal ones of course, but you might as well save your money and just use conditioner and comb. And pick the eggs out with your fingernails.


#5 MissDingus

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

Anything perhaps more potent and less labour intensive? I don't actually have the energy to wash my own hair ATM, I've been getting the hairdresser to do it. Not sure I can commit to doing the girls so regularly when I'm couch bound.

#6 Ritaroo

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:13 AM

The best thing is the conditioner and comb. Head lice is a pain so yes, it will be labour intensive. Or you could just shave their heads if that's not too much trouble for you.

#7 LittleMissPink

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

Shaving them is the least labour intensive....

You can sit on the couch to comb their hair, just sit them on the floor on a towel in front of the tv.

Theres no other safe way in pregnancy to kill them and get rid of them, you need to pick every single lice and egg out, by hand. Chemicals will kill the crawling ones but not the eggs.

#8 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

Can you take them to a lice clinic to have them dealt with?

I found like a PP suggested, that a Robi comb works wonders. We have the one that kills them with some sort of wave emmission.

#9 happygurl06

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

We went through a terrible stage of them a few years back.  Inky thing that got rid if them for good was HL7 (doubt it can be used in pregnancy) followed by conditioner and lice comb.  The more conditioner you use the easier it is and you can do it in the couch.  I used paper towel to wipe off the comb after each stroke and you can see the lice and nits against the paper.  We used the shampoo then conditioner twice (7 days apart) and then just conditioner after another 7 days.

#10 MissDingus

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Bit the bullet - cheap conditioner and combing. Have just finished DD2 and she's sitting with a final conditioner & tea tree concoction glad wrapped to her head.

On to DD1 next, then over to Mums to have her comb me through and check. Please cross everything.

Not looking forward to rounds 2 and 3 sad.gif It's been 3 years since we last dealt with them and I'm usually super vigilant with spraying tea tree and slicking the girls hair back into plaits and buns with gel. Got lazy with MS. Regret that now.

#11 sophiasmum

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

I tried moov because I wanted something natural, but it wasn't very effective I'm afraid. So a friend recommended nutralice & it was better, treated once then again in 7 days & again 7 days later just to be sure. But we did have to condition & comb every day to get the eggs out. And when I was at my wits end after nearly 2 & 1/2 wks of still finding eggs, my sister came over with her hair straightener & fried the little buggers. No more left after that.

#12 KT1978

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

Olive oil and a shower cap, leave for the day if you are at home.

Its stickier than conditioner and worked for us. Its hard to wash out though!

#13 wca

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

We're going through a bout of nits too, it's doing my head in!! I've tried most lotions and potions fromthe chemist but the thing I find works best is plain old conditioner and daily combing. Both my girls have them at the moment, about to go nit pick right now rolleyes.gif Good luck!

#14 LifesGood

Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE (MissDingus @ 26/12/2012, 10:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bit the bullet - cheap conditioner and combing. Have just finished DD2 and she's sitting with a final conditioner & tea tree concoction glad wrapped to her head.

On to DD1 next, then over to Mums to have her comb me through and check. Please cross everything.

Not looking forward to rounds 2 and 3 sad.gif It's been 3 years since we last dealt with them and I'm usually super vigilant with spraying tea tree and slicking the girls hair back into plaits and buns with gel. Got lazy with MS. Regret that now.

Good on you. It does work but you have to repeat the treatment.

I did DDs hair about every 2nd or 3rd day for a week then every 5-7 days for a couple more weeks, then repeated if I saw her start to scratch. Eventually they were all gone. You have to make sure you catch the lice when they are immature so they don't lay an more eggs.




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