Gross out! - page 2

I can take virtually anything - suppurating wounds, vile sputum, vomit - you name it but the other day I totally grossed out. The patient I had was vented and sweaty so I wiped his hair and when I... Read More

  1. by   bedpan
    Mental image of nit trying to hang onto slippery hair like a greasy rope going aaaaahhhhhh splat!




    Now that is a hilarious visual!!!!

    Thanx gwenith I needed that!
  2. by   phn92
    We usually recommend Nix or Quell for lice shampoos. I have suggested Olive oil, but it usually takes more than one time to do the trick. You coat the hair and scalp and cover with a shower cap and leave it on for at least 8 hrs. It smothers the bug, but doesn't kill the nits. You have to do this q3rd day for at least 21 days! It kills the lice as they hatch out, but doesn't kill the nit! So you still have to pull the nits off everyday! I had one family do it and worked great. She had tried all the lice shampoos and couldn't get rid of it!

    One place that people forget to clean is the inside of their vehicles! Also those combs are worthless! You know the expression "Nit picking", well that's exactly what you need to do!

    Can you tell I've done a lot of pt teaching this week?
  3. by   LauraF, RN
    If you don't have the lindane or Kwell, you can use Crisco. My step-daughter used to get them all the time. Everytime she came over we would get rid of them and two weeks later she would be back and have them again. We cut her hair and then applied solid shortening, also have been told real mayonaise, wrapped her head in plastic wrap. Sent her to bed. Next morning several washings later we would pick out the eggs and then be done. Just makes me itch for days.....ack!!!!!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Lice are so very **easy** to get rid of . It's the DAMN nits ya gotta work to get rid of . Having dealt with lice on my son twice this year, I learned the ONLY way is to comb, comb, comb til they are all gone. It's a total pita but it's one of those things to which there is NOT a shortcut or easy way out. All the Lindane, oil, showercaps and shampooing in the WORLD won't get rid of nits. It's work, and They suck, period.
  5. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    Lice are so very **easy** to get rid of . It's the DAMN nits ya gotta work to get rid of . Having dealt with lice on my son twice this year, I learned the ONLY way is to comb, comb, comb til they are all gone. It's a total pita but it's one of those things to which there is NOT a shortcut or easy way out. All the Lindane, oil, showercaps and shampooing in the WORLD won't get rid of nits. It's work, and They suck, period.
    Yes-they DO suck.......:chuckle We have had a ...pssst-come closer-ssshhhhh-...scabies problem for almost a year now at my place of employment...Every time we think we have gotten rid of the little suckers in comes a new admission -with a suspicious rash...There is something to be said for sending nurses out to do the final field interview prior to admission.That alone would have saved us ALOT of grief...and the residents also..Our admissions officers would not know a suspicious rash if it crawled over their own butts....
  6. by   fedupnurse
    Leech therapy is totally gross!!!! Particularly the smell. EEEEWWWWW. Worse than the worst GI bleed smell you can imagine...
  7. by   Mandylpn
    HI: I could not resist this posting. having been a hairstylist in my previous life (before nursing school) I have a suggestion to remove the nits, white vinegar hair rinse (diluted with water) snf come them out. Yes, I have seen them, a child I was giving a haircut to had them crawling about. my reaction? Begged to get off work early and go home with the Qwell. The problem is when you do not treat it a second time, you are not killing all the unhatched eggs (nits). the nits are dead when they turn clear, and can easlily be pulled down off the hair shaft. just my 2 centz. Nasty little varmits, aren't they!
  8. by   Mandylpn
    Sorry for the typo, meant to say use the vinegar rinse, then comb the nitz out.
  9. by   P_RN
  10. by   live4today
    I don't know how true this is, but I use to hear Black women say that their children did not get lice because of the hair oil or natural oil in the scalp of their children. My children never got it, so perhaps this is true. Anyone else hear of this?

    Also, other races may not have gotten it if their scalps were oily as children. Thought I'd share this so perhaps an oily scalp will save some children the pain of going through the lice trauma.
  11. by   bedpan
    That is the same thing that one of my Instructors who is black said - the natural oils
  12. by   live4today
    Amazing! Guess for some it rings true then, eh?
  13. by   bedpan
    i still get this visual every time i open this thread -

    "mental image of nit trying to hang onto slippery hair like a greasy rope going aaaaahhhhhh splat!"

    thanx again for the smile gwenith! :chuckle

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