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(CBS Pittsburgh)   Old and busted: Lice. New hotness: SUPER Lice   (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com) divider line 47
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2013-10-10 10:16:31 PM
She's a super louse, super louse.
She's super lousey.
 
2013-10-11 12:04:06 AM
SPOON!

/what?
 
2013-10-11 12:11:10 AM
I hope they infest a bunch of creationists.
 
2013-10-11 12:18:54 AM
The little capes look silly
 
2013-10-11 04:46:30 AM
The old Egyptian remedy is still 100% effective.

They shaved their heads.
 
2013-10-11 04:47:28 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The little capes look silly


I have a broken rib, and am mad at you for making me laugh.
 
2013-10-11 04:48:04 AM
Are they resistant to fire? No? Then they are not resistant to the usual treatments.
 
2013-10-11 04:50:45 AM
Bald-headed kids season!!
 
2013-10-11 04:52:20 AM
Just use a fine tooth comb.

geekologie.com
 
2013-10-11 04:54:15 AM
Apologies, I missed a hyphen. A fine-tooth comb.

www.cachebeauty.com
 
2013-10-11 04:56:31 AM

LordOfThePings: Just use a fine tooth comb.

[geekologie.com image 640x433]



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2013-10-11 05:01:48 AM
Yes, but how does The Tick feel about this?

www.poeghostal.com
Well, okay then.
 
2013-10-11 05:03:06 AM
The lady that sits ext to me at work keeps talking about how her kid has them she treats the week that the daughter stays with her but then the dad does not so the girl comes back home infected. My head has been itching for a month now just from her talking about it.
 
2013-10-11 05:10:56 AM
they're super, thanks for asking
 
2013-10-11 05:14:02 AM
When our kids had a problem with lice (and going through many RID kits), a friend of ours told us about putting  Tea Tree Oil in their shampoo. It worked beautifully - never had a case of head lice again.  There are differing opinions on WHY it seems to work; some say that lice don't like the smell, others say that it works as an insecticide, and still others say that lice can't attach nits to the hair because the oil makes it too slippery. Whatever the reason, it works. Many of our friends & family also tried it, and all reported success in eradicating the little beasties.
 
2013-10-11 05:14:16 AM
Nothing a bug zapper couldn't take care of, right? Just ask these guys.

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2013-10-11 05:21:31 AM

Southern100: When our kids had a problem with lice (and going through many RID kits), a friend of ours told us about putting  Tea Tree Oil in their shampoo. It worked beautifully - never had a case of head lice again.  There are differing opinions on WHY it seems to work; some say that lice don't like the smell, others say that it works as an insecticide, and still others say that lice can't attach nits to the hair because the oil makes it too slippery. Whatever the reason, it works. Many of our friends & family also tried it, and all reported success in eradicating the little beasties.


Down side is that tea tree oil makes boys grow boobs

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2007/02/01/1837919.htm
 
Skr
2013-10-11 05:30:12 AM

Southern100: When our kids had a problem with lice (and going through many RID kits), a friend of ours told us about putting  Tea Tree Oil in their shampoo. It worked beautifully - never had a case of head lice again.  There are differing opinions on WHY it seems to work; some say that lice don't like the smell, others say that it works as an insecticide, and still others say that lice can't attach nits to the hair because the oil makes it too slippery. Whatever the reason, it works. Many of our friends & family also tried it, and all reported success in eradicating the little beasties.


Tea Tree Oil is pretty awesome for that and a few other things. Can be rather toxic/deadly for Cats though.
My grandfather swore by tea tree oil for keeping his mouth healthy. Swished some diluted in water (akin to mouthwash.)
 
2013-10-11 05:53:17 AM

cardex: Southern100: When our kids had a problem with lice (and going through many RID kits), a friend of ours told us about putting  Tea Tree Oil in their shampoo. It worked beautifully - never had a case of head lice again.  There are differing opinions on WHY it seems to work; some say that lice don't like the smell, others say that it works as an insecticide, and still others say that lice can't attach nits to the hair because the oil makes it too slippery. Whatever the reason, it works. Many of our friends & family also tried it, and all reported success in eradicating the little beasties.

Down side is that tea tree oil makes boys grow boobs

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2007/02/01/1837919.htm


Two girls, so I guess we dodged a bullet on that one. :)
 
2013-10-11 06:19:31 AM
Cyclops take little brother.
 
2013-10-11 06:20:19 AM
Start with:

cardex: Down side is that tea tree oil makes boys grow boobs


and then:

Skr: My grandfather swore by tea tree oil for keeping his mouth healthy. Swished some diluted in water (akin to mouthwash.)


and I'm left wondering, Skr, did your grandfather have boobs?
 
2013-10-11 06:51:30 AM
Damn there is a lot of hateful derp in the article comments.
 
2013-10-11 07:25:07 AM
Woman I was living with in the eighties came back froma student hostel tour in Germany with head lice. I helped wash her hair, and comb out nits for a week or so. She was embarssed, then angry because I didnt get them despite our close proximity.

Couldn't convince her it was because she had such perfect natural hair. Mine was this bleach blond madness with half of the output of DOW Chemical in it at any given moment. They didn't find it appealing (or survivable)
 
2013-10-11 07:31:24 AM
GIS for lice

That should keep you scratching for a while.  You're welcome!
 
2013-10-11 07:33:02 AM
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2013-10-11 08:11:53 AM
You can tell Superlice from regular lice by the flying motorcycle and the jar of marmalade that forces people to commit adultery.
 
2013-10-11 08:25:57 AM
If the child is a masculine child, a short haircut is a great first step
 
2013-10-11 08:46:07 AM
I had lice 15 years ago, I looked it up on the internet back then and apparently most lice around now is considered super . they have become immune to the poison in the shampoos, and the only way that I was able to get rid of them was a rigorous routine of daily coming to remove the new eggs before they hatched. This was in 1997
 
2013-10-11 08:50:01 AM
1. Cut hair, then shave head
2. Burn hair
3. Profit!
 
2013-10-11 08:50:11 AM
Flied lice?
 
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2013-10-11 08:55:54 AM
Oh look. Another problem caused or at least partly exacerbated by the "all natural only" crowd. We live long, relatively comfortable lives in spite of nature, not because of it.
 
2013-10-11 08:58:14 AM

delysid25: I had lice 15 years ago, I looked it up on the internet back then and apparently most lice around now is considered super . they have become immune to the poison in the shampoos, and the only way that I was able to get rid of them was a rigorous routine of daily coming to remove the new eggs before they hatched. This was in 1997


That's a much better treatment than daily combing!
 
2013-10-11 09:07:51 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: Flied lice?
 


It's FRIED RICE, you plick!
 
2013-10-11 09:09:45 AM
That area had has a lice problem since 1669 and it isn't going to go away.
 
2013-10-11 09:24:14 AM

LordOfThePings: Apologies, I missed a hyphen. A fine-tooth comb.

[www.cachebeauty.com image 561x283]


Well Ollie, you certainly picked a fine thread to be nit-picky in.
 
2013-10-11 10:05:53 AM
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2013-10-11 10:08:00 AM
Is lice making a major come back, or is it just being reported more so it seems like it?

In grade school 20 odd years ago, we did the yearly march through the nurses office to get checked at the beginning of the year, but I can't recall anyone ever having it, nor hearing about anyone having it anywhere else.
 
2013-10-11 10:16:09 AM
if everyone shaved their heads at once would they be eradicated is my question.
 
2013-10-11 10:50:46 AM

Thingster: Is lice making a major come back, or is it just being reported more so it seems like it?

In grade school 20 odd years ago, we did the yearly march through the nurses office to get checked at the beginning of the year, but I can't recall anyone ever having it, nor hearing about anyone having it anywhere else.


In my California elementary school circa 1995 the lice got so bad with the younger kids that grades K-3 were head checked at the gate every morning by a team of nurses.  Kids who had lice were turned right back around and sent home along with any older siblings.  Parents biatched and moaned but they finally put down their beer and turned off the soaps long enough to take care of their damn kids.  Lot of shaved heads on boys and girls that year.  After that we were checked once a month.  It would still flare up now and again.

Later, in middle school and high school in Oregon we'd still get it occasionally. Usually from our little cousins or my mother's white trash friends' kids.  Scabies too.

/Itchy Story, Sis.
 
2013-10-11 11:01:02 AM

WTP 2: if everyone shaved their heads at once would they be eradicated is my question.


No.  They feed on blood not hair.  Part of the reason some people can't get rid of lice is that they shampoo and comb but neglect to treat bedding, stuffed animals, carpet, furniture etc.  In warm areas eggs can last a week waiting on your bed sheets.  Adults can go a day or so without blood which is plenty of time to chill on a couch headrest until a new host comes along.
 
2013-10-11 11:30:41 AM
I guess it's time to trot this link out:

http://www.nuvoforheadlice.com/

Worked for us.
 
2013-10-11 12:08:41 PM

brachiopod: I guess it's time to trot this link out:

http://www.nuvoforheadlice.com/

Worked for us.


...aaaand I'm beaten to the punch by one post.

Even if they wade through radioactive spider venom on their way to your kid's scalp, those lice are not going to be able to develop resistance to suffocation.

This approach is still tedious, and as the link indicates, it's not 100% effective -- I don't know how much of that is inherent, and how much is due to user error. But it should satisfy the "chemicals are bad" crowd, it's relatively cheap, and it WILL NOT foster resistance to ANYTHING.
 
2013-10-11 01:28:03 PM
Meh they have prescriptions for it though most docs will at least have you try OTC unless your insurance overs the prescription, because I can't imagine the OTC stuff is too cheap out of pocket.  I'm in peds right now (and it sucks btw...so much screaming and crying)

I had it in second grade.  The nurse kept telling me I shouldn't be embarrassed because it has nothing to do with how clean you are, like a 7 year old even thinks or cares about that.  I was pumped because I got out of school.  Everybody wins!
 
2013-10-11 02:19:26 PM

CWeinerWV: Meh they have prescriptions for it though most docs will at least have you try OTC unless your insurance overs the prescription, because I can't imagine the OTC stuff is too cheap out of pocket.  I'm in peds right now (and it sucks btw...so much screaming and crying)

I had it in second grade.  The nurse kept telling me I shouldn't be embarrassed because it has nothing to do with how clean you are, like a 7 year old even thinks or cares about that.  I was pumped because I got out of school.  Everybody wins!


Don't play with CWeiner, son. He's got COOTIES.
 
2013-10-11 03:16:42 PM
None are resistant to the super-satisfying *ZAP* of the electric comb. Little bastards.
 
2013-10-11 05:12:15 PM

delysid25: I had lice 15 years ago, I looked it up on the internet back then and apparently most lice around now is considered super . they have become immune to the poison in the shampoos, and the only way that I was able to get rid of them was a rigorous routine of daily coming to remove the new eggs before they hatched. This was in 1997


I always follow a rigorous routine of daily coming.
 
2013-10-12 01:32:57 AM

delysid25: I had lice 15 years ago, I looked it up on the internet back then and apparently most lice around now is considered super . they have become immune to the poison in the shampoos, and the only way that I was able to get rid of them was a rigorous routine of daily coming to remove the new eggs before they hatched. This was in 1997


Yup, had a case a few years prior to that, and nothing OTC worked. The last step before the Egyptian method worked though - white vinegar. I missed three weeks of school and it helped ruin any chance at socializaion I had.

/ncsb
 
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