In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There were three blankets to cover us, all covered with fleas, nits and insects.
- 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.
- Presumably mineral oil is acting like petroleum jelly to smother the live lice and loosen nits.
- Infested people usually have no more than 10 to 12 live head lice at a time but can harbor hundreds of eggs and nits.
- Vacuuming is recommended to pick up fallen hairs with nits attached from upholstered furniture, carpets and beds.
- Enzymatic shampoos that claim to dissolve the glue that attaches nits to hair are also available.
- Vinegar or vinegar-based products that are applied to the hair for three minutes before combing help loosen the nits attached to the hair shaft.
- There are products to loosen the ‘cement’ attaching nits to hair shafts.
- In the first trial, parents were instructed to remove nits (lice eggs) with a nit-removal comb during step two, and in the second trial parents skipped this step.
- I've been pulling nits from her hair 2-3 times a day.
- The use of chemical preparations to kill the nits and lice is controversial.
- Parents generally discover head lice by seeing the nits in a child's hair, or when children complain of itching.
- The white lice nits were found on 76% of birds and are easily seen.
- You can tell if your child has lice by checking his hair for 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.
- Apply once a day for athlete's foot; for nits, comb through hair and leave overnight, then reapply in 10 days.
- Combing with a special nit comb can be a very effective, if time-consuming, way to combat nits and head lice - when used in conjunction with a natural or pharmaceutical remedy.
- For an effective treatment for nits and hair lice, soak at least 20 seeds for an hour in warm water.
- 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.
- Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the skin's surface, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they hatch.
2Britishinformal(idiot)idiotabobo masculine informalboba feminine informalzonzo masculine Latin America informalzonza feminine Latin America informal
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