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de_nogent
Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 4:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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This is humiliating, but I need help killing these little buggers. I got them a few months ago when I slept with someone who either didn't know they had them and/or didn't care to let me know. So, has anyone ever had crabs or known someone who has? I tried RID lice treatment shampoo several times, RID spray on and around my mattress and washing my clothes and sheets in hot water. They were gone for a few weeks but came back recently (no sex since first infestation).

I bombed my room, and now I'm washing my clothes and sheets again. I made an appointment with my M.D. for Thursday, but I hear scary things about prescription Lindane - "can be toxic to the brain and other parts of the nervous system; its use should be restricted to patients who have failed treatment with or cannot tolerate other medications that pose less risk."

Are there any supplements I can take to ward them off? I hear garlic is good for ticks - maybe it would work for lice too? Maybe some essential oils? Thanks in advance for any advice!


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go to the pharmacy for a topical remedy

make sure you shave


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wasn't this discussed months before and you repeated the same mistake...


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No, this is the first time I've posted about this. I think it's the only post on this topic in the BTD forum. And no, I didn't contract the lice again, I just didn't get rid of them the first time.


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How frustrating for you
I agree with Lola - the pharmacy stuff would be quickest and efficient.

When my mum thought she had scabies and she was supposed to treat the whole household with the pharmacy stuff I did not believe that was what she /or us had - so the pharmacy told me if I did not want to treat myself with the loceryl cream or whatever it was to bathe twice a day with tea tree, bergamot and rosemary essential oils added to the bath water... you could give it a go and see if you get any relief. I would also wash all sheets, linen, towels etc with the hottest water cycle - like 90 degrees - and add some tea tree oil to the rinse cycle.
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sorry it seems I confonded something here; I apologize...


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Our whole family had them about 10 years ago- I  don't think they got into our bedding or upholstery, but were brought in by one family member who contracted them in another location.

We used a prescription  cream the girls' pediatrician prescribed; it was enough cream for all 4 of us since those tubes were bigger than needed for little girls. I researched the medication and found out it was safe to use topically for all of us, even the nursing infant. I ended up covering my entire body except for one nipple, so I could continue to nurse during the application (the stuff isn't safe to ingest.)

In our case, one treatment was enough to eradicate them- we had to leave the cream on for 8 or 12 hours (I forget exactly) and then shower it off. I probably changed the sheets before and after application, washing with hot water and bleach.

If one application hadn't  been enough, I would have researched less-toxic alternatives (as I did with head lice a couple of years later.)


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For ANY kind of lice ( and I know I'm a tad obsessed with coconut oil lol )  ...coconut oil  
People use it for head lice,  should work for lice anywhere too.


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Add some tea tree oil to the coconut oil, for better results.  If you use a prescription or over the counter treatment, follow it up with the coconut oil/tea tree oil regularly to keep them away.


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I have also heard that henna kills head lice, so wonder if it would be effective in this area?
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Scabies treatment requires covering the entire body except for mucus membranes and the scalp. It's not like you can just put henna on your pubic hair and consider yourself treated. I don't think that covering your entire body in henna would be desirable.


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Okaay it was only a suggestion...
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i HEARD  that mayonaise, on the area, covered with plastic wrap, then wash and you will get rid of them.
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This is a product that's all natural that might work....



http://www.safesolutionsinc.com/Non-Toxic_Pest_Control.htm

It's called Lice R Gone®

http://www.licergone.com/


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Great link there!! Both have peppermint oil; good to know... Love the name of the first product TweetMint Enzyme Cleaner ...
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I have also heard that henna kills head lice, so wonder if it would be effective in this area?


Something will turn orange though  


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Something will turn orange though  
lol You can get a clear henna these days..

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I have no experience, so ignore me if I'm way off here, but I'm one of those people who thinks just about anything (especially if it's a natural "something") can be treated naturally.  My guess would be tea tree oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil---all these things are going to drive critters away.  Grapefruit seed extract.  Mix them all in coconut oil and smooth them on.  


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Lavender and rosemary have natural insecticial properties... and also have anti imflammatory and antisceptic properties. Peppermint is also highly anti-insect!

tea tree and rose geranium have the ability to eliminate parasites.

you will also want to treat all your body hairs... pubic lice - while they favour the genital area - can and do live else where on the body like eyebrows, eyelashes, underarms... even in a beard or moustache. If you do have them in you eyebrows or eyelashes... use petroleum jelly instead of any of the oils. Some of them are pretty volatile.

good luck!


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