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  1. #1 How do you get rid of nits? 
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    My 12 year old brought them home. Is there any scientific way besides combing and combing until your arm falls off?


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    Go to your local chemists / pharmacists, you can buy a shampoo that kills them, then you just comb them out and wash the hair normally.


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    Thats why the egyptians shaved their heads I think. I never had them. maybe they are evolving around the Chemicals. Thanks.
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    Nah, evolution isn't that fast, the shampoos work...
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    Unfortunately even with shampoos this sometimes doesn't work. The nits aren't the problem. The eggs are. A single live egg and 3 days later they come back. There was a documentary about a girl getting special treatment. Took about 6 people many hours of work and 3 - 4 days of treatment with vacuuming, combing, individual plucking, and shampoos/ chemical treatment to get rid of the infestation. All because they did not want to put the girl through the supposed trauma of shaving her head and getting bullied at school.

    If you do buy the shampoo, make sure you do it well, often, and for the full period prescribed.
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    Yeah, you need to follow the instructions, but if you do, they're dead...
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    you can find a remedy at your pharmacist
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoko View Post
    Unfortunately even with shampoos this sometimes doesn't work. The nits aren't the problem. The eggs are.
    Correct. The tiny eggs glued to hairs, survive the shampoo.

    Combing out the eggs may be torturous if the eggs are anchored tighter than the hair - you're really ripping every hair with an egg on it. This creates a gory feast for the hatchlings, which need blood.


    I saw the Swedish Viking artifact tour. Apparently every Viking man or woman habitually carried a small comb on a necklace. The tour didn't say, but I noticed: those combs were very small, with finely spaced teeth.
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