Lice Treatment While Pregnant

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Mellissa - May 6

hey everyone. i'm 29 weeks... my little brother came home from school with a note saying there was a lice outbreak and that as a precaution everyone in the house should be treated. i was just wondering if anyone knows if it's safe to use like shampoo while pregnant? also.. if you have kids already... my daughter has cradle cap (she's 2 1/2) and i'm afraid if she gets lice, the cradle cap will make it hard to treat. i've tried using baby oil to get rid of the cradle cap, but it doesn't seem to work. anyone have any suggestions on that too? thanks a lot!!!

 

mom.2.5 - May 6

Hi, for the cradle cap-its just dried up skin that is more or less caked on the scalp. You can take a plastic comb, or your finger nail and baby oil or anything just about, spend a little time, and sc___pe it all off. it will make the scalp red, but its only dead skin, I always used my nail. Might have to hold them down but when you wash their hair you need to really scrub to keep it away. Hope this helps.

 

Mellissa - May 6

thank you. :) i try to sc___pe it after i wash her hair while it's soft... she just gets really antsy. my only fear is that if she does get lice, they will get under the dried skin and stuff... making it harder for the shampoo to kill them. but maybe tonight she'll let me try to sc___pe most of it away. thanks again!!

 

krc - May 6

regading head lice I never use the chemical shampoos. It doesn't always work because over time lice has become somewhat immune to it. If you want a natural approach I researched this and did it myself on 3 different occasions as well as the other people in the household and it has worked 100% each time. Put olive oil in your hair, don't saturate it but just enough to coat each hair stand so to speak, put a shower cap on your head and go to bed. ( this should be done on a wekend ). Reason for this is because the oil will coat any live lice and will suffocate them thus killing them. The next day remove the hower cap and apply the hat from a b__w dryer or a b__w dryer cap for 20-30 minutes. If you dont want to use th regular b__w dryer I suggest going to a beauty supply store and buying a hair dryer cap...that way you can just watch tv or read to pa__s he time, they are less than $20 . Reason for this is because the heat will kill the eggs but it takes ATLEAST 20 minutes of heat to fry the little suckers. Then when done comb out nits and your done. Obviously you wont do the b__w dryer thing to a small child but you can atleast naturally kill the live ones. Chemical shampos dont kill the eggs also. Thats why the heat is a nice little trick. And your giving your hair a great hot oil treatment !!!!!!

 

Mellissa - May 6

krc, thank you.. that is such a great idea!! i remember my mom did have to use the chemical stuff three times on my brother once and it barely worked... she ended sitting there for hours trying to clean out his head. it makes sense now why... the olive oil sounds like a great trick. thanks so much!!

 

mom.2.5 - May 6

Oh yeah, I forgot about the lice, don't waste money on chemicals-I have 3 girls and they've had their fair share of problems.I've tried lots and the best thing I have found to use is Denorex Extra Strength. wet hair lather and leave on for at least 5 min. do this in the morning and evening for at least 1 week and then do it 1-2 times a week to get rid of the eggs. i know this works!! it does irritate the scalp though but thats better than lice. gl

 

Hi - May 7

You can also use tea tree oil for lice.You can buy it at any vitamin store.It's safe and you can even add it to shampoo so that yo can prevent further outbreaks .Search the net and you will find info on it .Good luck.

 

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