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Nitty Gritty comb Free from your GP

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Ok after seeing the post for the betterware £1.99 comb i decided to let you folk (those that don't know that is ) that these Nitty gritty combs are the best on the market to get rid of those horrid li…
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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
Ok after seeing the post for the betterware £1.99 comb i decided to let you folk (those that don't know that is ) that these Nitty gritty combs are the best on the market to get rid of those horrid little critters from your darlings locks.

But what most dont know is you can get this for free from your GP although chemists will not give this info out as they want you to pay £10 for it.

Its listed under Electronic Drug Tariff on NHS website and if you go to the nitty gritty website they have a letter you can print off to take to the GP to show them you mean business as they dont like to give them away.
Mke sure they write the prescription under your childs name .

well worth the fight for it as it will rid you of nits within a few uses.
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#2
My youngest was always coming home with them. Weekend of us all sitting with chemicals in our hair for her to come back on Monday with more. We then got an electronic bug comb for £25 from Boots. It worked but took ages with 1 comb. I suggest if you have more than 1 under 16, get more as Mum, Dad, Gran could be doing some at the same time instead of all using the same comb.
#3
Wish I'd got nits and a child,just to get something useful for free!
Heat & Rep. for info that could be really useful to some frantic parent out there!
#4
It is crazy though, I went all through my childhood and never got them until my youngest came home from school with them when she was about 6. They are tough and stubborn to shift. They are like mini cockroaches and I reckon would survive a nuclear explosion. They get used to the chemicals and build up a resistance.
#5
Same here - spoke to my mum recently and confirmed I never had nits at all as a child - however my eldest has been coming home on a regular basis from playgroup and now school infested with them for the past 2 years.

All you need is one kid in the class who's parents don;t give a damn and teh whole school ends up with them :/

The chemicals, etc don't work at all - but conditioner and this comb does the trick !
banned#6
thanks
#7
thanks ..... although i'm itching! arrrgh
#8
It was 1 of my pet hates, I wanted to make petitions to bring back nitty nora, I complained to the head teacher and she said not allowed to even comment on kids hair even if they can see them crawling in a childs hair. All they can do is send letters home to all the kids which probably end up in the bin.

I shouted in the playground in the morning, check your kids hair for nits cuz somebody keeps giving them to my family. Nearly got to fisty cuffs lol.
#9
i paid £10 for this from tesco sunday :x
#10
Good post, i'd recommend people get these asap (if they need them), as some spies from that other site run by M lewis will report to him, and he'll put it in his weekly email/newsletter or what ever it's called and they'll be a mad rush.
#11
Macdory;5027288
Same here - spoke to my mum recently and confirmed I never had nits at all as a child - however my eldest has been coming home on a regular basis from playgroup and now school infested with them for the past 2 years.

All you need is one kid in the class who's parents don;t give a damn and teh whole school ends up with them :/

The chemicals, etc don't work at all - but conditioner and this comb does the trick !


thing that really pee's me is the school could do more but keep pushing it over to the parents, but like you say what if those particular parent dont give a damn ? does that mean all us other have to stand upto an hour every other night coming the blighters out??
school should be able to report the constant offending parents to the council and fine them for neglect as to me thats what they are doing to their kids.
rant over ! i think :)
#12
Def best on the market, takes 21 days to clear fully, and most parents don't check or do it properly, thats why when they do the rounds, they never seem to go!

Takes 2 hours out of the evening to do my daughters hair, but I'm not worried about time, remember school?
#13
The only comb that gets them out. We found that the expensive headlice shampoos were all useless and the best treatment was a 60p bottle of tea tree conditioner used daily in conjunction with this comb.
#14
Soziberry;5027440
It was 1 of my pet hates, I wanted to make petitions to bring back nitty nora, I complained to the head teacher and she said not allowed to even comment on kids hair even if they can see them crawling in a childs hair. All they can do is send letters home to all the kids which probably end up in the bin.

I shouted in the playground in the morning, check your kids hair for nits cuz somebody keeps giving them to my family. Nearly got to fisty cuffs lol.


nice one, i sent my daughter to school in a bandanna and was tempted to put nit deterrent on the front of it as i really got fed up with the constant infestations.
i even asked the head why no teachers can see them when all the kids can and know who has them and who dont! and i got told well if the teacher cant then we cant do nothing

in layman's terms this means all teachers are programmed not to see them or admit to seeing them as fear of having to do something about it !

bring back nitty nora i never had nits till i was 37 !
#15
knmnhsun;5027451
i paid £10 for this from tesco sunday :x


oh dear, yes the doctors and chemists keep very quiet on these being free, i took the letter to my GP and chemist and then had to wait for the nurse to write prescription.
why i put it was the government stopped nitty nora, the doctors stopped the lotions (more money for the chemists) my kids are suffering and im asking you for a persciption which is a one off supplied item which will rid thiese parasites and give me and my kids some life back

err yes i got the script !!!:-D
#16
They wont as new rules would say the children pulled for having nits would be victimised and picked on even though it is probably ours who treat them because the starters are off or sciving having a day out with the group of nits!
#17
katya1971
nice one, i sent my daughter to school in a bandanna and was tempted to put nit deterrent on the front of it as i really got fed up with the constant infestations.
i even asked the head why no teachers can see them when all the kids can and know who has them and who dont! and i got told well if the teacher cant then we cant do nothing

in layman's terms this means all teachers are programmed not to see them or admit to seeing them as fear of having to do something about it !

bring back nitty nora i never had nits till i was 37 !


because of course, we teachers are all robots who aren't bothered about whether our pupils have nits, or other pupils or ourselves get nits. Don't you think we do our best to look out for them, but not being at head height with most of our pupils (as their peers are) we do not notice them so easily. If I was to come across a case in any of my classes I would be the first to voice my concerns as best that I am able. I completely agree, bring back nitty nora.
banned 1 Like #18
theres one thing the little cockroaches will never get used to....

parafin.

buy a bottle and wash ya hair they'll never latch on again
#19
My 10 y/o regards them as her pets.

Wouldn't seem the same if I didn't see her scratching every 2 minutes out of the corner of my eye.

Tried everything but if the pig ignorant parents who's kids started this in the first place can't read then we have no chance.

Think they drive Chelsea tractors and park as close as they can get. You (and we) know who you are!!!
#20
It is shocking how it is still looked upon as something to be ashamed of. The parents are oblivious and if you were to say "Your kid has nits, please do something about it" you would have the whole family on your back accusing you of giving it to thier kids.
#21
thanks.
#22
No doubt the " don't harm the headlice brigade" will come out of the woodwork soon.
#23
The best stuff to use is a product from the chemist called Hedrin. It's not insecticide based so it isn't toxic like all the other ones. It basically smothers the beasties so they suffocate. Our 7 year old keeps coming home from school with head lice & this stuff has NEVER failed.
suspended#24
This is a great find....hate nits! :x Have spent hundreds on lotions and stuff that never work! Bought this comb & its the best thing ever. Nit nurse.......I remember her....thing is though my kids are 16 & 12 now & I don't think they have ever seen a school nurse in their lives! Used to always have one when I was a kid :)
#25
My son had them last week for the first time, and he's 5 now. I used Hedrin (£11) and it really worked! But i wil be going to the GP and getting the comb for free!!!
Great find!!
#26
I'm sick of paying for expensive shampoos, clearing them from my girls to have the gritters arrive again the following week! Think they are immune from shampoo now, so need to try something else. I completely agree that the nit nurse needs to return to schools and action needs to be taken at school.
#27
I agree - Hedrin is fantastic. You need to leave it on overnight to smother them, then use it again a week later in case any eggs hatch - but works well and no nasty chemicals.
#28
If you want a natural solution, try Neem shampoo or Neem Oil, which is made from the Neem tree. Apparently it has chemicals that attack the nervous system of the nits and kills them.
#29
MissBehave
Nit nurse.......I remember her....thing is though my kids are 16 & 12 now & I don't think they have ever seen a school nurse in their lives! Used to always have one when I was a kid :)


Closest I got to having a school nurse was when I was given the old "cough test" but I don't think that really counts :thinking:
#30
The best way I have found to get rid of these when my daughter has had then is to section of her hair and then go through it, when you see a nit grab it with a pair of tweezers and squeeze. You can also use these to break any eggs on the hair.

They cant come back from that!!!.
#31
Spent fortunes on potions myself and bought this comb .
No it nurse as its degrading to children allegedly :?
#32
Nit nurse (sorry)
#33
my daughter had long thick hair and it used to take me hours on a night only to have her come home the next day with them, after a few years of this its ruined her hair, then someone told me to put viniger in the final rinse (after washing) and the little critters didnt come back. (touch wood):thumbsup:
#34
Great post ty

Heat added.
#35
Uh, who's Nitty Nora? :oops:
#36
ibeshades
thanks ..... although i'm itching! arrrgh


me too lol just the thought off the little horrers great post though thanks :)
#37
You should all send your children to the school I work in. I am the unofficial 'nit nurse' in our school as I can spot them a mile off. The child is taken into the office where I ask if they've got an itchy head, if they say yes I ask if I can have a look and as soon as I spot one the child stays in the office until a parent comes to collect them.
The parents are then told that the child cannot return to school until they have been treated.
So far this year we've only had one case in school.
#38
This comb really does work. My son had head lice in the run up to Christmas last year and it was a nightmare trying to get rid of them. He had used 2 applications of lotions which we thought had worked at the time only for the little blighters to return. I was desperate to find something that worked and bought this from Boots (yes I paid £10 for it). Didn't realise till later that I could've had this from free from the chemist but I didn't care - the comb worked a treat. Fingers crossed they never return.
#39
hi All,

A perscription costs me nearly 7 pounds at the chemist...so is it worth the hassle when you can get it for a 10'nner anyway...just a thought as my local surgery is a dive..... so to go there it has to be a matter of life and death:whistling:
#40
springhead1972;5027791
because of course, we teachers are all robots who aren't bothered about whether our pupils have nits, or other pupils or ourselves get nits. Don't you think we do our best to look out for them, but not being at head height with most of our pupils (as their peers are) we do not notice them so easily. If I was to come across a case in any of my classes I would be the first to voice my concerns as best that I am able. I completely agree, bring back nitty nora.


im glad to hear you would deal with it that way, but im sad to say not all teachers do, i even (in confidence) told the teachers which pupils were infested and yet they never bothered to get a better look (within reasonable distance) to check it out it was just ignored and the same old letter which never makes it home goes out.

say that also the school offered a meeting to parents so they could be educated about the life cycle and ways to deal best with these critters and the show up rate was appalling , Its is a joint responsibility to care for a pupil over the course of a school week and i do feel teachers could take more action if there is a epidemic within the school if enough made a stand the council would have to address it in some way.

also worth a mention, i spoke to the nitty gritty comb suppliers and they will happily supply schools with the combs at a discount rate to encourage usage, but it is still cheaper to go to the GP.

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