Ok, so I've done like three commercial lice treatments and my head still itches. I'm going to give it a few days in the hopes that my scalp is just irritated from the treatments, but if it continues then I'm going to have to try something else. My boyfriend can't find any bugs on my head, but I found one by feel before the most recent treatment so maybe he's just not looking hard enough. I want to step it up and nuke the little multi-legged bastards, but so far everyone has something different to say.
I've heard several people say that Frontline for dogs works well, and I wasn't able to find any but I got some generic stuff just in case. However, upon reading the box, I noticed it says "harmful to humans". Great.
I'm willing to try vinegar, but I've had a few people say it doesn't work that great, and I'm not sure if I want to sleep with my head soaked in vinegar only to find it doesn't kill them.
I've heard rubbing alcohol will work, but it seems like leaving it on my head for any amout of time would burn my scalp. My skin's already pretty irritated, there's little red bumps on my scalp and I've been scratching so much I've drawn blood a few times. I want something gentle enough to not kill my skin, but strong enough to get rid of the infestation. I've bought furniture spray, frozen all the pillows and such that couldn't be washed, and washed bedding.
I'll probably just get directed to the memories, but all the info in there is very contradictory and honestly right now I just kind of want to bitch. I absolutely don't want to get rid of my dreads, but I can't take this much longer. The itching and the knowledge that there's a colony of insects on my head is enough to keep me up at night, plus my already limited social life has screeched to a grinding halt because I don't want to risk infecting anyone else. It feels like they might be here forever, I've heard stories of lice being notoriously hard to kill and I'm starting to worry about having to sacrifice my dreads. I'm just so annoyed and so itchy, and I'm running out of money to spend on trying a billion different treatments. I should have never let that bug-infested douche live on my couch. We gave him a month of rent, food, utilities and smoke, and he rewards us with lice, urinating on the furniture, and only giving us a few bucks to cover it all. Argh that's what I get for trying to help out my fellow man. >_>
Alright, I'm done. Thanks for listening to me whine, and go ahead and let the chorus of "Check the memories!" begin.
EDIT: A netsearch also yielded answers involving Listerine and foam shaving cream. Anyone had any experience with either of those?