Children/Parenting

Part 2 of the creepy crawles

Day 2

The Conditioning treatment process:

http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/S_T/Treating-head-lice

What do I need?

  • Hair conditioner.
  • A metal fine-tooth ‘nit comb’ (available from most pharmacies).

What to do

  • Apply hair conditioner to the dry hair until it is saturated.
  • Comb through with an ordinary comb or brush to remove tangles.
  • Comb and section the hair thoroughly with the nit comb in going fowards, backwards and sideways
  • Wipe the comb on a white paper towel to check that the dark adult lice or the paler hatchlings (young lice) are being removed. You may need to use a magnifying glass and a strong light to see the lice and eggs.
  • Continue combing the hair in sections until the whole head has been checked.
  • Some eggs will be removed by combing but you may need to use your fingernails to remove as many eggs as possible from the base of the hair shaft near the scalp. Hatchlings that emerge from missed eggs will be removed by combing with conditioner over the 10-day period. Only eggs within 1cm of the scalp will hatch. Eggs that have grown further out with the hair shaft will have already hatched or died.
  • When you have finished checking, rinse the conditioner out and dry the hair.
  • Repeat this process every 1 to 2 days over the 10-day treatment period. To save time during a school week, consider this combing schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday.
  • Check the waste material you comb out for adult head lice each day after combing. If any are found, this indicates a new outbreak and you will need to start again from day 1, as new eggs may have been laid by the adult lice.
  • Check for head lice once a week for at least 4 weeks after you complete the 10-day treatment. You may wish to do this on the weekend when you have more time. Applying plenty of hair conditioner makes combing easier and more effective.
  • Check all other household members for head lice and treat as necessary.

My Process

Much easier than trying to get lice treatment shampoo on a toddler at the basin!

Miss H busy on her Ipad, while i work her hair in to a conditioner pool! There was a few whinges and cries but we got through it all.

The Outcome

There was less eggs than lastnight with no adult lice – woohoo! We’re  on to a GREAT start – This means NO NEW OUTBREAKS and that one application of solution actually worked for the little princess’s  hair. 
What now?
We’re going to continue to use the conditioner treatment due to no new outbreaks. In saying that routine checks for Miss H’s hair are in ORDER! 


Just a message to mummys

PLEASE PLEASE check your childs hair regularly!  This can be delt with efficiently if you nip it in the bud early – i so glad we’ve got this under control and picked it up earlier..
Happy hunting and happy life ✌

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