Infested people usually have no more than 10 to 12 live head lice at a time but can harbor hundreds of eggs and nits .
If you do not want to use these products, you have to pick the lice and nits out of the hair by hand or use a special comb to remove them.
You can tell if your child has lice by checking his hair for nits .
Apply once a day for athlete's foot; for nits , comb through hair and leave overnight, then reapply in 10 days.
Vacuuming is recommended to pick up fallen hairs with nits attached from upholstered furniture, carpets and beds.
Presumably mineral oil is acting like petroleum jelly to smother the live lice and loosen nits .
Enzymatic shampoos that claim to dissolve the glue that attaches nits to hair are also available.
Every month the lice are still there, with their sticky white nits glued to Joelle's hair like rice burned to the side of a saucepan.
The white lice nits were found on 76% of birds and are easily seen.
Patients were considered cured if they experienced no increased scratching and itching, and there were no visible lice or nits after a wet combing test.