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Home Remedies to Cure Head Lice-Does Robi comb electronic detector really work

Updated on November 12, 2011
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Kristie has worked in a nursing home for the last 12 years. She has held titles such a director and assistant director of activities.

$100 million a year is spent on Head Lice Treatments and so many familys are out the money because it is not working anymore, over 80% of head lice is resistant to chemicals. Lindane was once a common prescription for head lice. Lindane is now banned in 50 states and can possibly cause cancer. Being exsposed to large amounts of lindane could harm the nervous system producing symptoms from headache and dizziness to seizures, convulsions and more rarely death.Prenatal exposure of lindane has been associated with altered thyroid hormone levels and could affect brain development and pollute water ways, yet it is still being used. There is no need to run out and purchase potentially harmful chemicals if you have your own home remedies.

Many times in the last year my daughter has came home from her fathers house with the dreaded Head Lice. She insists she had her hair treated with NIX while visiting because the other family members had head lice. Although when she returned this time there were bugs moving in her hair. I paniked because it was late at night and I was shocked when I found them. I started searching online for some head lice cures after my daughter insisted the NIX was not working this time.


I have read many home remedy treatments for head lice. At first I was going to do a mayonnaise treatment which involved placing mayonnaise on her whole head and wrapping it overnight to smother the lice but my daughter refused to let me to it. We settled on the Listerine treatement, I poured Listerine on her hair and wrapped it for two hours, then rinsed with Vinegar and picked out the few eggs that where in her hair. All the lice where dead. Listerine is safe if you can put it in your mouth so its safe for your hair. One thing I recommend is putting it on dry hair. I made the mistake of putting it on her hair wet and it did burn a little. The next night I repeated the process just incase on her dry hair and she said it did not burn. The next morning I cleaned her entire room, washing bedding and pillows and bombed the entire home.

Anytime a child has lice a lice comb is needed to ensure all of the unhatched eggs are removed. Amazon sells some great ones at a good price.

The Liceguard robi comb head lice detector and remover is also a great investment. It spears children of the repeated shampooing. I have not tried this yet but I want to. It works by Zapping the Lice dead.


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    • melodyandes profile image

      melodyandes 6 years ago

      Informative article.

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      David Istre 6 years ago

      Thanks! Very useful!

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      paries 6 years ago

      that is very true thelma..we dont know for sure why really children here in the Philippines have lice. very useful hub! I guess i would suggest it to our place....thanks

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Useful hub! Having lice on the head is the most problem of the children and adult women in the Philippines. It is a problem for me when I am in a holiday in my home country because I usually don´t know who has lice and besides that sitting on a jeepney going downtown for shopping, with all the people sitting next to me who might have lice. Is there any remedy to avoid contamination with lice? Thanks for sharing.

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      kmackey32 6 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Oh Thanks Brett. This has been a real issue when my daughter visits her father. I may just spray it on her everytime she has to go...

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      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      Good hub, and who would have thought that mouth wash would kill them.

      I know lice are a real pain, one of our classes at school had an outbreak. I think if I didn't shave my head, I would have been concerned about sharing time in that classroom lol. It still made me itch, even though I knew their weren't any in my hair!

      Voted up and useful