TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LICE**
- Lice Ladies – 1-888-924-5423 Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cobb, Gwinnett
- Lice Clinics of America – (770) 415-9161 Forsyth County
NeutraLice – Tea Tree and Lavender Oils 10% tea tree oil and 1% lavender oil
- Apply to scalp and hair on days 0, 7, 14
- Apply a generous amount of lotion to dry hair. Ensure hair is completely wet with the lotion. The amount required will depend on the length and thickness of the hair.
- Rub lotion vigorously into the scalp and into the hair, ensuring that the lotion is applied to the ends of the hair (especially back of the neck and behind ears).
- Leave lotion on the hair for a minimum of ten minutes.
- Use the enclosed fine toothed comb to remove the dead lice and their eggs.
- Rinse hair with water and towel dry.
- Repeat the treatment after 7 to 10 days to kill lice that have hatched from any remaining eggs that were not killed by the first treatment.
Sklice or Natroba
- Prescriptions that can be written by your pediatrician
- Does not require as much combing.
Ivermectin Treatment for Lice
You will need:
- Ivermectin paste 1.87% (from your local farm supply store). One syringe contains sufficient paste to treat one 1250 lb horse. Each weight marking on the syringe plunger delivers enough paste to treat 250 lb body weight.
- Hair conditioner
- Mix about a handful of hair conditioner with enough paste for 250 lb body weight.
- Apply mixture directly to dry hair and scalp. Beginning at the hair closest to the scalp and moving outward towards the ends of the hair. Making sure to completely cover the entire head so that all the lice and eggs are completely covered with the lotion.
- Allow mixture to set on hair and scalp for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes completely rinse mixture from hair and scalp using only water. Avoid contact with eyes.
- Comb out nits and dead lice for best results
*Always use metal comb with serrated prongs – I’ve used Lice Ladies EVICT Comb with great results*
**Make sure you consult with your physician before treating your child**
Clearing the home of lice
- Vacuum high traffic areas and upholstered furniture
- Wipe down carseats and wipeable surfaces with a Clorox wipe.
- Freeze objects that cannot be put in hot water >130 degrees x 15 minutes. You can place them in Ziploc bags and keep in the freezer for 1-2 days.
- You do not have to worry about head lice travelling to body hair or pets.
- Kill lice off of bedding and clothing by putting in the dryer on high heat for 30+ minutes.
- Lice infested articles that cannot be dried may be dry cleaned or placed in air tight bag for 2 weeks (nit will not hatch unless the environment is close to human body temperature).
- Nits cannot reattach and lice will die without a host within 48 hours.
- Lice do not fly or hop.
- You do not have to use pesticides to clean your house.
- You can use Tea tree (Melaleuca) and lavender oils in the hair to keep lice away. Be careful about applying to the scalp because it can irritate the skin.
- Mix a teaspoon of tea tree oil and ½ teaspoon of lavender oil.
- Apply the solution to the affected scalp and hair.
- Repeat regularly as needed.