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Get Rid Of Super Lice

Updated on September 7, 2015

What is Super Lice?

When you have school age children, you will most likely have to deal with the dreaded head lice. Thank goodness for me, I only had to deal with it once. One day I noticed my daughter scratching the back of her head. So I took a peak and saw these tiny little bugs called lice.

Yuck!

I got rid of them by using an over the counter lice medication and then spent hours over the next several days combing out the eggs (nits). You see, even if the medicine kills the lice, unliess you get rid of every single nit, you will continue to see lice.

But it worked. Eventually lice was a thing of the past.

But over the last few years, I have heard people talk more about super lice. Super Lice are simply lice that have become resistant to most of the products that you can purchase over the counter. Lice got the nickname of "super lice" when parents would continue to have a lice problem even after using lice shampoos and medications.

Over the counter medications like Nix or Rid will not work on Super Lice.

Over-the-counter Lice Medications do NOT work on Super Lice!

So How To Get Rid Of Super Lice?

Well, the next step often taken by parents is to contact their pediatrician for help. And there are medications that can be prescribed that work on killing lice. But these so called medications are actually insecticides. And many people don't like the idea of using insecticides on their child's head.

This is a close up of a single male head louse.
This is a close up of a single male head louse. | Source

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Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Lice

There are several natural ways to get rid of lice, including super lice. But although natural methods work, they often take a lot of time and patience.

There simply are no shortcuts when it comes to getting rid of head lice infestation. So you may as well accept that. But with patience you will be able to get rid of them.

Most methods work on suffocating the lice which kills them, but you still will need to comb out all of the eggs.

Otherwise, when the eggs hatch, you will have the same problem over an over again. But if you continue to comb the hair several times a day using a comb made especially for getting rid of like the LEVIA Nit-Free Terminator Comb you will eventually get rid of the lice.

How To Comb Out Nits

Before you get started combing out lice and nits. You will need a roll of paper towels, a fine tooth comb made especially for removing lice. The one recommended below is the best because it really does a great job at getting the nits as well. Also, I would use some pins to help keep the hair separated so you can work on one section at a time.

It is easier to comb out wet hair. I suggest washing hair and conditioning hair. Add a large amount of conditioner and don't rinse it out. Leave it on. This will make it easier for the comb to pull through the hair.

Lice tend to be located behind the ears, along the neck and on the back of the head. So that is the best place to start.

Combing Out Head Lice Nits Takes Time and Patience

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LEVIA Nit-Free Terminator Comb

The terminator comb is better than any fine toothed lice comb on the market. It is proven to remove more lice and nits (lice eggs) than any other comb.

The reason this comb is so effective is become the teeth of the comb are very close together and spiral in shape so that the lice and the eggs get stuck on the comb easily. But the teeth are also rounded at the end, so it is unlikely that it will pull your child's hair or hurt them.

Combing out Lice and Nits Takes Patience

When you comb out hair, you need to work with a small section of hair at a time. Start at the scalp an pull out. You will need to repeat the entire process daily for a full two weeks incase you missed any nits that may have hatched. It the head is lice free after 2 full weeks, then you should be home free.

Prevent Reinfestation

It is a good idea to wash all bedding, especially pillowcases daily or until you don't see any more lice. Also vacuum out back of car seat. And wash any hats to coats that have a hood.

Also be sure to clean combs and brushes in hot water. I suggest soaking over night.

There is no need to make yourself crazy trying to clean everything. Keep in mind, lice need human contact to live. So if there is no human contact for 24 hours the lice will just die off.

The itching is an allergic reaction to the lice. So you may still itch for several days even after the lice are gone.

So as you can see there are several different ways to get rid of super lice. If you want to get rid of them quickly, then I suggest you contact your doctor.

If you are a bit more patient and want to do it naturally then hopefully some of the tips on this page will help you out.

If you have had to deal with lice in the past, please share your experience below. It will be of help to everyone!

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