● Liquid products: Licefreee at www.licefreee.com is a homeopathic solution that uses the mineral, Natrum muriaticum 2X (Sodium chloride, USP). Or, Babo’s Rosemary Tea Tree Lice Repel shampoo if used with conditioner claims to be 95 percent effective www.babobotanicals.com/_product_84879/Lice_Repel_Shampoo
● One device that kills lice on contact: Robicomb is a battery operated comb that finds and kills lice on contact using an electric pulse. http://www.robicomb.com/
If the whole idea of getting rid of lice yourself makes you queasy, you can hire someone else to do the job for $50 to $300. Search “lice removal technician” and an amazing number of hits will come up. Like any service, interview the person on how long they have been doing this, what products they use, how many treatments will be needed and how resistant cases are handled.
Lice may be an unavoidable encounter if you have children but there are numerous methods to try if you can get beyond that gross creepy feeling while combing them out. Otherwise, you can always call in a “professional” to help.
Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele are at www.helium.com/users/487540/show_articles