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(Yahoo! health)   It isn't enough that bedbugs have crawled their way back into our lives. Now we have to worry about "super-lice" that resist normal treatments   (health.yahoo.net) divider line 80
    More: Scary, expert report, Vaseline, Dr. Moorer, New England Journal of Medicine  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-13 10:38:59 AM
Rich parents can buy pet monkeys to pick nits out of their child's hair.  I bet they haven't evolved immunity to that.
 
2013-04-13 11:07:19 AM

ZAZ: Rich parents can buy pet monkeys to pick nits out of their child's hair.  I bet they haven't evolved immunity to that.


Pray for Mojo.
 
2013-04-13 11:17:10 AM
My Dad taught me a way to get rid of crotch crickets: shave a strip down the center of your balls, light one side on fire, when they run across the clearing to the other side hit them with a hatchet.
 
2013-04-13 11:18:40 AM
Olive oil is a good way to get rid of a child's head lice. It doesn't matter how pesticide resistant the lice are. They can still suffocate.
 
2013-04-13 11:19:06 AM
So I guess we have to start shaving our heads too, since that worked so well for crabs...
 
2013-04-13 11:19:13 AM
Can you still buy DDT in Mexico?
 
2013-04-13 11:19:39 AM
Not this treatment.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-13 11:21:08 AM

wallywam1: Can you still buy DDT in Mexico?


Why do you think they're called "super lice"?

They're immune to the shiat.

BigLuca: My Dad taught me a way to get rid of crotch crickets: shave a strip down the center of your balls, light one side on fire, when they run across the clearing to the other side hit them with a hatchet.


Now, THAT is goddamn funny as hell.

Query: Did it work?
 
2013-04-13 11:21:17 AM
Shave your head. Problem solved.
 
2013-04-13 11:22:12 AM

wallywam1: Can you still buy DDT in Mexico?


DDT is a great insecticide unless you are a bird.

A little DDT powder dusted on the dog quickly killed every damn flea. I still remember the smell of DDT from my uncle's farm.
 
2013-04-13 11:22:38 AM
goddamnprecoffeepostingformattingbusshiatfarkincrapennywaywhythehellbot her....
 
2013-04-13 11:25:55 AM

Via Infinito: Olive oil is a good way to get rid of a child's head lice. It doesn't matter how pesticide resistant the lice are. They can still suffocate.


You didn't read the article. Sigh.
 
2013-04-13 11:34:36 AM
Super lice from monkeys?  Thanks Bieber.
 
2013-04-13 11:40:52 AM
And the religious right continues to deny evolution...
 
2013-04-13 11:46:42 AM
Oh hey, I found it.

i391.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-13 11:47:20 AM

wambu: wallywam1: Can you still buy DDT in Mexico?

DDT is a great insecticide unless you are a bird.

A little DDT powder dusted on the dog quickly killed every damn flea. I still remember the smell of DDT from my uncle's farm.


There were bugs that were becoming DDT resistant, too, before they phased it out.
 
2013-04-13 11:49:08 AM

abhorrent1: Shave your head. Problem solved.


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2013-04-13 11:49:09 AM
Via Infinito:

Olive oil is a good way to get rid of a child's head lice. It doesn't matter how pesticide resistant the lice are. They can still suffocate.

From TFA:  "Researchers around the world have warned for years that head lice are developing immunity to the insecticides in OTC and prescription shampoos. Nor can they be "suffocated" by such home remedies as slathering the head with mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, or petroleum jelly, a study published in Journal of Pediatric Nursing reports...

Fortunately, it's still possible to get rid of super lice, because none are resistant to all treatments, Drs. Moorer and Lonzer emphasize. Along with treating the scalp, machine wash and dry bedding and clothing the infected person has used, soak combs and brushes in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, and vacuum the floor and furniture in areas where the infected person has recently sat or slept."

If all else fails (like if they keep coming back because some kids' parents are too lazy, intoxicated or stupid to get rid of them) then organize a voluntary Head Shaving Party. Seriously. Kids (& parents & teachers) who get #0 buzzed are Lice Free Superstars; kids that don't shave their heads and still have lice have to sit by themselves because they're "buggy" until it's dealt with. Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing.

I alread buzz my head pretty often (because it's receding & thinning and because that's a cheap & easy "style") ; if there were a lice outbreak around me I'd be as shiny on top as Kojak.

I got rid of bedbugs last Fall too. It helped that I caught on to them early, don't have carpet or uphostery, have a laundry room next door and spent like $100 on mattress & pillowcase covers and diatomaceous earth. It turned out to be not necessary to throw everything infestable out and sleep on the bare hardwood floor naked.
 
2013-04-13 11:49:30 AM
Solution: Shave head, coat with Vaseline. Wear a wig until it grows back.
 
2013-04-13 11:50:22 AM
I just apply that stuff to the kids' necks every few months. It keeps ticks and fleas off too.
 
2013-04-13 11:50:42 AM
ladyfortuna:

So I guess we have to start shaving our heads too, since that worked so well for crabs...

That is how my Orgy Circle got rid of crabs in the late '80s. Apparently the porn biz was watching.
 
2013-04-13 11:51:27 AM
So, do these critters have some way of holding their breath?  I'm curious why you can't just keep your scalp in a tub of water for an hour.  Or equivalently, go diving.

My scalp itches psychosomatically after reading that article...
 
2013-04-13 11:53:29 AM
Deathfrogg:
Now, THAT is goddamn funny as hell.

Query: Did it work?


Are you crazy? I never tried that.  Walking around with a strip shaved down the center of my balls would make me feel weird as hell.
 
2013-04-13 11:54:10 AM
Goddammitsomuch I hate you so hard right now Subby!

*itch*itch*itch*
 
2013-04-13 11:56:04 AM

Via Infinito: Olive oil is a good way to get rid of a child's head lice. It doesn't matter how pesticide resistant the lice are. They can still suffocate.


That's one(hair grease and lots of oil) of the reason blacks with unrelaxed hair don't get them as much.
 
2013-04-13 11:58:06 AM
Lice aren't pesky dirt or fungus to be CURED from, they are human beings like us and should be treated as such. Read your prime directive obviously.
 
2013-04-13 11:58:45 AM

abhorrent1: Shave your head. Problem solved.


^This right here.  Immediate, free relief, with no risk of poisoning anything.
 
2013-04-13 12:02:29 PM
That's also called destroying a natural habitat, farking barbarian.
 
2013-04-13 12:04:01 PM

Stomponfoot: That's also called destroying a natural habitat, farking barbarian.


Open a nature preserve on your head, & we can put all the lice there, then.
 
2013-04-13 12:05:01 PM

Catlike Typist: abhorrent1: Shave your head. Problem solved.

^This right here.  Immediate, free relief, with no risk of poisoning anything.


This treatment is not appropriate for school aged children as shaved heads are not on the list of school board approved hairstyles and are therefore disruptive and will result in disciplinary action.
 
2013-04-13 12:08:00 PM

namegoeshere: Catlike Typist: abhorrent1: Shave your head. Problem solved.

^This right here.  Immediate, free relief, with no risk of poisoning anything.

This treatment is not appropriate for school aged children as shaved heads are not on the list of school board approved hairstyles and are therefore disruptive and will result in disciplinary action.


*tiny-fist*
 
2013-04-13 12:09:22 PM
Having dealt with lice that my daughter got three different times from different places, I can attest to this. The last batch she had were hard as hell to get rid of. She has thick curly hair too, which didn't help matters any. Her dad shaved his head so he wouldn't get them, but she and I had to go thru at least two different treatments and had a helluva time getting all the nits out, i also have super curly hair.
 
2013-04-13 12:13:32 PM

Myria: So, do these critters have some way of holding their breath?



Yes. Plus, it wouldn't do anything to the eggs anyway.      My daughter has had them twice from school.  If you see your kid repeatedly scratching the hairline at their neck, go ahead and check their hair to be on the safe side.    Both times we got rid of them within a week.   We washed her sheets and pillows, one treatment of shampoo, and then picked through her hair for anything the shampoo missed.  The problem is that most people have a hard time getting rid of them because they don't catch them early and aren't willing to spend 2 hours a day--1 hour in the morning and 1 hour at night--methodically going through hair with a lice comb and picking out all of the eggs and bugs.

I had a large rental house where the tenants got bedbugs from a dresser they bought at a yard sale.   The place was wall-to-wall carpet and four bedrooms and the bedbugs were everywhere.   Because they were embarrassed to tell me at first, I ended up spending two grand getting rid of those bugs.
 
2013-04-13 12:13:52 PM

Via Infinito: Olive oil is a good way to get rid of a child's head lice. It doesn't matter how pesticide resistant the lice are. They can still suffocate.


False, they can hold their breath for 8 hours, and their eggs don't need to breath.
 
2013-04-13 12:17:25 PM

Catlike Typist: Stomponfoot: That's also called destroying a natural habitat, farking barbarian.

Open a nature preserve on your head, & we can put all the lice there, then.


I would do it if I'm PETa, but I'm not PETa
 
2013-04-13 12:19:28 PM
Thanks, evolution!
 
2013-04-13 12:20:48 PM
We have kids, we know about lice. Everyone gets them. Forget chemicals, they don't work, just comb thoroughly with a steel comb and remove all the nits.

A total pain, but whatelseyagonnado
 
2013-04-13 12:43:38 PM
Stop washing your kids hair everyday, seriously, it doesn't help. Tea tree oil drops occasionally and use vinegar in the laundry. Lice is going around like crazy at my sons school and I think he has avoided it by not having his hair washed every day.
 
2013-04-13 12:44:06 PM

StopLurkListen: We have kids, we know about lice. Everyone gets them. Forget chemicals, they don't work, just comb thoroughly with a steel comb and remove all the nits.

A total pain, but whatelseyagonnado


no, no they don't.
 
2013-04-13 12:45:17 PM

StopLurkListen: We have kids, we know about lice. Everyone gets them.


I never got them, and I'm pretty my sisters didn't either. Gahhh this whole topic is making me itchy.
 
2013-04-13 12:50:40 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: Stop washing your kids hair everyday, seriously, it doesn't help. Tea tree oil drops occasionally and use vinegar in the laundry. Lice is going around like crazy at my sons school and I think he has avoided it by not having his hair washed every day.


I say don't wash your kids hair everyday. in fact I don't even bathe my kids anymore. after 6 months, even the lice won't touch 'em. maybe trailer trash elementary isn't the place to send them.
 
2013-04-13 12:59:33 PM
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2013-04-13 01:14:41 PM
FTA: "However, parents shouldn't panic, adds Dr. Lonzer. "People completely freak out about lice due to gross-out factor, and attack very hard with chemicals, but unlike ticks or mosquitoes, lice don't transmit any diseases-they just make the scalp itchy."


Correction - HEAD LICE don't transmit disease. If BODY LICE (vectors of TYPHUS) develop a similar resistance, that's another story.

It is said that, during WWI, typhus transmitted by body lice killed more people than the war.


/RIP, Anne Frank
 
2013-04-13 01:20:09 PM

Mister Peejay: abhorrent1: Shave your head. Problem solved.

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I have no idea what you're talking about so here's a GIS for I have no idea what you're talking about.
 
2013-04-13 01:21:55 PM

ladyfortuna: StopLurkListen: We have kids, we know about lice. Everyone gets them.

I never got them, and I'm pretty my sisters didn't either. Gahhh this whole topic is making me itchy.


Well, yeah, when we were kids lice were rarer. But now it's all over the schools and every kid has had them at least once.

I scratched my head three times writing this.
 
2013-04-13 01:27:58 PM

DrBrownCow: I had a large rental house where the tenants got bedbugs from a dresser they bought at a yard sale. The place was wall-to-wall carpet and four bedrooms and the bedbugs were everywhere. Because they were embarrassed to tell me at first, I ended up spending two grand getting rid of those bugs.


I had neighbors that were migrant workers.  The exterminator said he had never seen anything like it...they were just smashing the bugs, but wouldn't report it.  There were little bloody smashed bugs all over the walls, and bugs crawling everywhere.  I got lucky; they were in my bedroom only, and not in my furniture.

Still get the willies when I think about it.
 
2013-04-13 01:28:00 PM

Catlike Typist: abhorrent1: Shave your head. Problem solved.

^This right here.  Immediate, free relief, with no risk of poisoning anything.


www.scrapbookpages.com

The Nazis tried it.
 
2013-04-13 01:31:04 PM

bigbobowski: Mrs.Sharpier: Stop washing your kids hair everyday, seriously, it doesn't help. Tea tree oil drops occasionally and use vinegar in the laundry. Lice is going around like crazy at my sons school and I think he has avoided it by not having his hair washed every day.

I say don't wash your kids hair everyday. in fact I don't even bathe my kids anymore. after 6 months, even the lice won't touch 'em. maybe trailer trash elementary isn't the place to send them.


Even rich kids get lice in NYC, I think these super bugs are around because of the chemical treatments and scrubbed scalps. They've built up immunity, itchy, itchy immunity.
 
2013-04-13 01:37:34 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: bigbobowski: Mrs.Sharpier: Stop washing your kids hair everyday, seriously, it doesn't help. Tea tree oil drops occasionally and use vinegar in the laundry. Lice is going around like crazy at my sons school and I think he has avoided it by not having his hair washed every day.

I say don't wash your kids hair everyday. in fact I don't even bathe my kids anymore. after 6 months, even the lice won't touch 'em. maybe trailer trash elementary isn't the place to send them.

Even rich kids get lice in NYC, I think these super bugs are around because of the chemical treatments and scrubbed scalps. They've built up immunity, itchy, itchy immunity.



Darwin doing his thing.
 
2013-04-13 01:47:38 PM
For women, if you get colored with an  ammonia based hair color, takes care of it likkity split.
 
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