human head lice and frontline

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human head lice and frontline

Post by lloyd. » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 03:44:53



Hi folks,
we have been having a major problem with our daughter continually having
head lice from school ,despite continually combing and monitoring,tea tree
shampoos , using absolutely useless pesticidal potions (stopped using these
over a year ago)and a nit zapper thing(atrocious device marketed as the new
revolution).
Our child has lovely shoulder length hair but it is very fine and this makes
it ideal for the little BA%^$"! to hold on to.
We are at our nits end sorry wits end trying to control this problem ,but as
we are told by the school,health visitor and G.P that this is a national
problem (UK).
We use frontline on our dogs and it was mentioned in passing about using
this as a one off on our daughter.We rang our doctor who has been asked this
question several times but cannot recommend for obvious reasons.So cutting
to the chase has anyone heard of or tried this product on a human before or
should we just shave her bald and paint her head purple( only kidding by the
way, although this was the method employed in years gone by to treat
ringworm in humans)
Any advice appreciated thanks
Lloyd
 
 
 

human head lice and frontline

Post by KauilaPo » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 07:18:57


Lloyd,
I understand the frustration of dealing with recurring head lice. I'm from
Hawaii and with the humidity and a population of mixed cultures (many low
income and many more who still DO shave heads in the front yard) a family
affair (: and then dump engine oil or kerosine on the head!!!!!
YEP...still..still in this modern era there are those who deal with hearty,
ancient bugs like THAT!!!

All that being said, let me tell you that there is a way to treat "Uku's" (head
lice) affectively. Here is how:

1. follow directions on either over the counter head lice products or get a
stronger RX from your doc. In Hawaii the doctor will actually write a script
for a perscription treatment that is stronger than the kind sold OTC.

Treat EVERYONE (including parents...even ones going bald).
Doing the kids and not doing yourself is only doing part of the job.

Soak ALL brushes and combs in bleach water...ALL OF EM

Toss all hats in the dryer (heat will kill eggs)

Buy a few cans of Lice Spray (espensive but needed) for places the head and
hair touches (pillows, couches, etc.)

Vaccuum AGAIN AND AGAIN. Dump the vaccuum bag after you vacuum.

Put couch cushions and pillows in the sun for an afternoon.

Most important is this:
Tell your kids you WILL shave their heads bald (IN the front yard) if they EVER
borrow or share their hats; brushes; combs or pillows with ANYONE outside the
family again for as long as they LIVE.

You can't force the kid's friends to do THEIR heads so assume all of them have
head lice. (good excuse for no sleep overs).

Follow these tips and you will be Uku Free

 
 
 

human head lice and frontline

Post by Maureen P. Lonerga » Fri, 08 Mar 2002 03:31:06


The ONLY way to get rid of lice completely is to comb and comb and comb
those nits out with a fine toothed comb and to make sure they are gone
completely.  It could take hours or days to remove all of them...  You
can NOT just rely on the over the counter head lice products or even the
prescription treatment.  You need to comb.  
Quote:

> Lloyd,
> I understand the frustration of dealing with recurring head lice. I'm from
> Hawaii and with the humidity and a population of mixed cultures (many low
> income and many more who still DO shave heads in the front yard) a family
> affair (: and then dump engine oil or kerosine on the head!!!!!
> YEP...still..still in this modern era there are those who deal with hearty,
> ancient bugs like THAT!!!

> All that being said, let me tell you that there is a way to treat "Uku's" (head
> lice) affectively. Here is how:

> 1. follow directions on either over the counter head lice products or get a
> stronger RX from your doc. In Hawaii the doctor will actually write a script
> for a perscription treatment that is stronger than the kind sold OTC.

> Treat EVERYONE (including parents...even ones going bald).
> Doing the kids and not doing yourself is only doing part of the job.

> Soak ALL brushes and combs in bleach water...ALL OF EM

> Toss all hats in the dryer (heat will kill eggs)

> Buy a few cans of Lice Spray (espensive but needed) for places the head and
> hair touches (pillows, couches, etc.)

> Vaccuum AGAIN AND AGAIN. Dump the vaccuum bag after you vacuum.

> Put couch cushions and pillows in the sun for an afternoon.

> Most important is this:
> Tell your kids you WILL shave their heads bald (IN the front yard) if they EVER
> borrow or share their hats; brushes; combs or pillows with ANYONE outside the
> family again for as long as they LIVE.

> You can't force the kid's friends to do THEIR heads so assume all of them have
> head lice. (good excuse for no sleep overs).

> Follow these tips and you will be Uku Free