In August of 2008 my husband and I were celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary. We stayed at a nice hotel for three days... while there I contracted head lice and pubic lice.
How, or from what items, I do not know. I had NO idea at first, treated the head itching like dandruff until September when realized it was head lice. The pubic lice I truly did not know what that was and treated itchng in pubic area with vaginal cream for infection and then premarin cream for dryness. Was October before I realized after finding bites and black dots I searched the internet and realized what I had... Needless to say, I was horrified. I tried every treatment that I could find on the internet... NONE worked.
By November they were in armpits, eyelashes, eyebrows nose.....everywhere. NOTHING would kill them. I finally went to family dr. we did two treatments with Ovide and 3 of the permethin 5% and still did not get rid of them. Family Dr. frustrated and advised me to go to Dermatologist. Have not gone...have been trying new stuff from internet...but it is not killing them... get less and less, but never rid of them. I wash everything, scrub and disinfect the house, vacumn all the time... my life is consumned with lice. My husband has the head lice...twice now. Please if anyone has an answer, or suggestion tell me.
I am at my wits end. They now burrow down to the base of the hair shaft..
Thank you for any help you can give.