ALL ABOUT HE'EIA
-A fever is a warning that all is not right with the body.
-All/Any child with a temperature of 100 degrees or more should/will be sent home.
-Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Treatment of ukus - Natural treatments to get rid of ukus
Mouthwash uku treatment
1. Buy mouthwash (golden orange colored).
2. Buy a bottle of shampoo.
3. Mix equal amounts of mouthwash and shampoo together.
4. Shake or mix.
5. DO NOT WET HAIR. Apply shampoo onto dry hair and work thoroughly into the hair and let it sit for at least 20-25 minutes. Be careful not to get into eyes. Cover hair with shower cap or plastic wrap/bag.
6. Rinse well and condition hair to remove any tangles.
7. Comb out dead uku and remove all nits (eggs) by hand. This is important!
8. Use toilet tissue to remove lice from comb and place into plastic bag.
-This is safe enough to use daily.
-New ukus that hatch will be killed with each treatment.
-Mouthwash may affect those who suffer from asthma.
Vegetable oil and white vinegar uku treatment
1. Apply a generous amount of vegetable oil to dry hair.
2. Cover entire head, saturating hair and roots well.
3. Cover with shower cap or plastic bag and leave on hair overnight (or 8 hours).
4. Wash hair with shampoo.
5. Rinse with white vinegar to help dissolve the "adhesive" ukus and nits use to stick to the hair shaft.
6. Rinse hair with water and use nit comb to remove remaining nits.
7. Repeat entire process in one week.
3-Week olive old uku treatment
1. Cover dry hair completely with olive oil.
2. With olive oil in hair, carefully comb out uku and nits (nits).
3. Remove all nits with a lice comb, fine tooth comb or your fingernails.
4. Cover the hair with a shower cap to prevent dripping.
5. Leave the oil on the hair overnight (or 8 hours).
6. Shampoo the oil out.
7. Check dry hair for nits you may have missed.
8. Repeat olive oil treatment on days 2, 5, 9, 13, 17 and 21 because nits (eggs) are not killed by olive oil treatment. New ukus that hatch will be killed with each treatment.
Mayonnaise uku treatment
1. Use only 100% real mayonnaise.
2. Apply generously onto hair, making sure all the hair is covered with mayonnaise.
3. Cover the hair with plastic wrap or a shower cap for 3 hours.
4. Rinse out with warm water and shampoo.
5. Use lice comb to comb out dead ukus and pick out nits (eggs) from the scalp for the next few days until they are gone.
Pediculosis/Lice/Ukus - Steps for treatment
Cleaning your house after ukus
1. Wash clothing and person items in hot water.
a. Machine wash all clothes, caps, bedding (linens), towels, etc. of the person with ukus in hot water.
2. Disinfect non-washable items.
a. If items cannot be washed (like helmets, stuffed animals, pillows) place them in a tightly sealed plastic bag and place outside in the sun for 14 days (backseat or trunk of a car will also work).
b. After 14 days, open the bag outdoors and shake out the items vigorously.
3. Vacuum your home including all furniture, rugs, mattresses, and car.
a. Remember to throw away the vacuum cleaner bag after use.
4. Disinfect combs and brushes.
a. Soak all combs, brushes, hair clips
Noni hair uku treatment
1. Be sure to use ripe noni fruit (no green spots).
2. Pack into a large jar and in full sunlight - Keep for 6 weeks.
3. Use a cheese cloth and strain out the liquid and place into a bottle.
4. Be sure to refrigerate any remaining juice.
5. Mix noni juice with a little shampoo to help with the smell.
6. Pour over the hair and use a plastic bag or shower cap to cover the hair. Leave on for 20 minutes.
7. Rinse hair and use conditioner, then comb out ukus and nits.
Lice are spread by direct contact (head to head) or through contact with contaminated items such as hats, combs, brushes, bedding, etc. Treatment is necessary to prevent spread to others.
Check the hair of every member of your household and inform your close contacts.
Follow these steps for treatment:
A. Contact your doctor, public health nurse or pharmacist for proper treatment. Regular shampoo will not be effective. Be sure to carefully follow the instructions of any medicated shampoo.
B. Comb out all nits (eggs) after treatment. Most medicated shampoos do not kill the nits. Nits are white to yellowish-brown tear-drop shaped objects that are cemented to the hair strands. A live nit can hatch and start a new family of lice in your child's hair. One louse can produce 6 to 10 nits per day.
C. Brush, sweep or vacuum all mattresses, pillows, rugs, mats, floors, and furniture.
D. Soak clothes, sheets, hats, caps, headbands, scrunchies, scarves, and towels in very hot soapy water and wash clean.
E. Dry clean clothing that cannot be washed.
F. For items that cannot be washed or cleaned, put in sunlight for one hour between 10am and 2pm, or place in tied plastic bag for one month.
G. Wash combs and hairbrushes with very hot soapy water and dry.
H. Comb hair for lice and nits after treatment every day before and after school for the next two weeks.
To prevent re-infestation:
A. Keep hair oily or short.
B. Keep long hair in tight braids.
C. Check your child/ren's hair weekly.
D. Do not share headbands, hairbrushes, combs, hair pieces or ornaments, sweaters, caps, jackets, back packs, etc.
Your child should be kept home from school if he/she has:
-See your dentist as soon as possible.
-If your child has LIVE lice, he/she should be kept home from school and treated.
-All bedding, clothing, personal and household items should be thoroughly cleaned for lice and nits.
-Any child with LIVE lice will be sent home for proper treatment.
-Steps for treatment
-A rash may be the first sign of an illness in your child.
-Take your child to the doctor and ask when your child can return to school.
Stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhea
-Call your doctor if your child's stomach ache is severe enough to restrict his/her activity.
-A child with vomiting should be kept at home until it stops and he/she can keep food down.
-A child with diarrhea should be kept home.
-Call your doctor if symptoms continue for more than 24 hours or gets worse.
Cold, sore throat, coughing, yellow/green mucus
-A child with a moist cough and/or a runny nose with yellow or green mucus should stay home.
-If your child has a sore throat but no other symptoms, he/she may go to school.
-Call your doctor if the sore throat continues for more than 3-4 days.
-If your child has no other symptoms, he/she may be sent to school.
-If it gets worse or continues for 24 hours, call your doctor.
Earache/Drainage from ear
-See the doctor as soon as possible.