ok, i just found out today that my 2 yr old has head lice. i am not sure if i do, because my husband hasn’t come home from work yet. i have a 6 wk old at home, and i breastfeed. what is the best way to get rid of the lice without shaving his head. and remember i may have it as well
I simply can not believe that everyone is suggesting using chemical treatments. Did they not read your question. You are breast feeding and have two young children. The last thing you want to be doing is going anywhere near chemicals.
The ONLY safe way to get rid of head lice permanently is to use a totally natural alternative to the chemical preparations then use prevention methods such as hairspray and tea tree mixed with water in a spray bottle every day to ensure they never return.
Before you listen to anyone advising you to use pesticide treatment please consider the following:
No chemical head lice treatment is legally allowed to be labeled as ‘safe’ as every insecticide is a poison. Every pesticide preparation has the potential to do serious damage depending on the individual. If a lice treatment does not work once it is not going to work twice, in fact the lice that live will breed into a whole new batch that are resistant to that chemical.
Read these articles and try to find a natural remedy containing Neem oil as this renders the lice unable to breed therefore making it impossible for them to build up a resistance.