|Submit Date:||04 Feb 2003|
|Treatment used:||olive oil|
|You can buy this remedy at:||health food store|
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|Country of Remedy:||USA|
|Remedy Source:||charles wilson|
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"Anyway, I figured out a way to give Lice shampoo totally stress free and
easy, and implemented it that evening. Instructions as follows:
Two couch cushions
One large Pyrex bowl with wide base (5-6 inch flat base so it won't tip
Metal lice comb
Approx. 48 oz. of olive oil
Clock or timer
Place two cushions on floor for kids to lay down on. Cover one end with
newspapers. Place bowl at head of cushions and have kid lay on back so
that head dips comfortably down into bowl resting on more newspapers on
floor. Pour in olive oil and gently lower head into bowl. This method
keeps all oil out of the kid's eyes, and saves a lot of clean up in the
Work in olive oil in back of head so that all air pockets are eliminated.
Keep head immersed for 15 minutes. Using your hands, gently and
repeatedly bathe the nape of the neck, the forehead area and around the
ears, which should be above the level of the oil.
Give the kid a paper towel so they can dab in their ears when oil gets in
from your bathing. The goal is to replace all of the air which the lice
need with oil, which the lice cannot breath.
Like people, lice cannot go without air for any significant length of
time, no longer treatment is rally unnecessary, provided that you have
done a good job of bathing all areas where they could be hiding out. When
done bathing, lift the head and dry in a towel.
Then, with the hair still full of oil, but not dripping, use the lice comb
which should easily remove eggs without pain or snagging. (Remember - an
olive oil shampoo at one of those exclusive European spas will cost you
several thousand dollars.) Then have them shower, and wash their hair 2-3
times to remove all of the olive oil.
If you have several kids, the same oil bath can be used for all. I did
both kids and mommy too.
Two to three follow-up treatments at five-day intervals should eliminate
the lice and any eggs, depending upon the severity of infestation. Also,
follow guidelines re washing sheets, clothing, hats, etc.
According to web site info, lice cannot jump, cannot fly, and cannot
survive more than a couple days wandering around looking for a host.
Their host is their food source, and again, like people, they can't
survive if they can't eat. Apparently the life cycle, as best I can
discern, is 5-10 days as eggs, then 5-10 days before egg-laying maturity.
In other words, a two-week vacation from the house should sterilize
whatever you left behind.
The lice CAN develop an immunity to the pesticides! They CANNOT develop an
immunity to not breathing!
Good luck all -- Alan
(PLEASE FOLKS. STOP USING THE DAMN PESTICIDE TREATMENTS ON YOUR KIDS! I
have read several reports On how this stuff is causing VISIBLE
NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE to kids with frequent use. Just think of the subtle
damage that EVEN ONE USE must cause. In fact, I reprint below a recent
post on the subject. There is absolutely no need to use this stuff when
safe alternatives exist!)
(Sorry. That was more to my sister-in-law than anybody else.)
THIS SUNDAY TIMES 5 OCTOBER 1997
SPECIALIST lotions for children with 'nits" contain enough pesticide to put
them five times over government safety limits and repeated use may damage
their nervous system, it will he claimed this week. New research suggests
that many of the chemical liquids recommended by local health authorities
to combat the head-lice epidemic sweeping Britain's schools may be doing
more harm than good.
It shows that some of the lotions - of which more than Im bottles are sold
each year - are saturated with chemicals known as organophosphates (OPs)
which, once applied, seep through the scalp and into the bloodstream.
OPs, developed as chemical weapons by the Nazis and later used as
agricultural pesticides, have been linked to potentially fatal conditions
including nerve damage, birth defects and cancer. They are contained in
other domestic products such as fly sprays, flea collars and some carpet
cleaners. -The research, to he broadcast tomorrow evening by the
documentary programme World in Action, includes tests con-ducted by the
government's Health and Safety laboratory in Sheffield on four adults and
Urine samples taken from each of the participants showed that traces of
the OP malathion were between five and 10 times higher than those normally
found in pesticide workers. A single dose of the lotion left on the hair
for the recommended 12 hours is enough to exceed the government's daily
safety limit by up to five times, the programme-makers report.
Dr Goran Jamal, a consultant and senior clinical lecturer in neurology at
the University of Glasgow, said that a single application of delousing
lotion was unlikely to cause damage to a child's health but that repeated
treatment, which is not uncommon because of the risk of reinfection among
school children, could be dangerous.
"People forget that the reason OPs make good pesticides is that they are
extremely poisonous. Claims by manufacturers that we know everything about
them and that they are entirely safe are total nonsense," said Jamal.
Alison and Keith Thomson from Carlisle started treating their three boys
with the delousing lotion Derbac-M after an outbreak of nits at their
local primary school last year.
"We kept treating them for about three or four months because they kept
getting re-infected," said Alison. "I asked the doctor if it was okay to
keep using it and be said it was fine." Just before Christmas Paul, 6,
developed flu-like symptoms. He became lethargic and his personality
changed. By Christmas be had become incontinent and could hardly walk.
Doctors have said a possible cause is OP poisoning.
Seton Healthcare, the company that makes Derbac-M and two other de-licing
lotions, Prioderm and Suleo-M, said last week that it believed its products
were safe because the OPs, once absorbed, were rapidly metabolised and
excreted. "There have been only 28 reported adverse events in
the past 20 years In the UK," the company said. Dr Vyvyan Howard, senior
lecturer in fetal and infant toxi~pathology at the University of Liverpool,
said last week that there was no doubt that malathion could damage human
nerve cells. He added: "What worries me is that children are getting
repeated doses of these products at a time when their nervous systems are
"I have used these lotions myself in the past but knowing what I do now I
would never dream of using them again on my children."
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p.s. I did some research to try to find out what work the Harvard School
of Public Health had done with respect to using Olive Oil to kill lice.
Finally spoke to someone at the School who was familiar with the School's
studies. It turns out that all the School did was to look as some dead
lice that some parents had brought in - I guess to see if they had been
killed by the olive oil and how. According to this spokesperson, no other
work had been undertaken by the School of Public Health. Pity, since we
have found the stuff far more effective than the pesticides you get at the