By M. E. Cleveland
September 15, 2007
Just wanted readers and frustrated parents to know that the mayo
really does work on head lice...it smothers the critters...protects
the hair as well versus harsh chemicals and poisons. Also, when
we lived in Ketchikan a nurse at Callisto Clinic told us to make
sure to eat green leafy veggies, as well as adding a bit of tea
tree oil to shampoos and conditioners to ward them off.
This all works PROVIDED everyone
in the household is treated, everything in the home is cleaned
(hot water wash, very hot dryer...if it can't be washed you can
store in an air tight plastic bag for a few months...better yet,
consider tossing the items), specifically ensuring that all nits
are removed, and that everyone is checked at least once a week...I
checked my kids daily, especially after breaks (summer, Xmas,
At my kids' current school in WA children are not allowed to
wear hats or return until all the nits are gone, but you always
get an outbreak or two during the year...education and diligence
are key...lazy parents take note...the problem won't just go
away by itself. Good luck with has become an epidemic in America.
M. E. Cleveland
Received September 13, 2007 - Published September 15, 2007
About: Former longtime SE resident
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