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Ladywoofwoof
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04 Jul 2014, 1:59 pm

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[If she is not a troll, then I worry for those kids she is going to be working with. Her posts - in this thread alone (haven't checked out her other gems yet) - are BIZARRE !


I quite agree.
And coming from me, that's a telling thing !
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04 Jul 2014, 8:57 pm

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as far as Im aware that is only for body lice which homeless people sometimes get which lay eggs in clothes seams, but head lice only lay eggs very close to the scalp. In the UK many schools just recommend wet combing not even insecticide lotion so I really think your over worrying.

my kids got lice when they were younger and it really was not that bad and we just lotioned the kids hair and washed their bedding. I did not do my own hair as I wet combed everyday as I did not want to catch them and only ever got one louse (in 3 years of my daughter catching it every few months, when her friend moved schools she never caught them again).


Apparently things have changed and it seems they are quite up to date in the UK. The reason they only recommend wet combing is because the little buggers have grown resistant to insecticide. I also hear now that even the high heat of a clothes dryer won't kill them. And with some highly resistant types, all you can do is shave off ALL of your hair and toss your clothing. Then you must wait at least two weeks before purchasing any new clothing so as not to contaminate them. Bedding too will be hopelessly trashed and if your not careful, the mattress as well. Working with children is something you have to truly love. It isn't for the faint of heart.

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05 Jul 2014, 7:48 am

I only ever got lice once.. this was about 10 years ago and I got it from my first boyfriend's half sister who was about 9 at the time.

His family were complete douchebags and gave me a really hard time for allegedly giving them all lice (you'd think I'd been caught molesting their dog and crapping in their beds to see how they treated me) ... and this went on for weeks, but it eventually emerged that actually there was a classic louse infestation going round the primary school and in fact it was the aforementioned (long haired) little girl who'd been spreading them about the family. Probably because they all kept hugging her the whole time. :roll: Big surprise, right ?

It was a total nightmare as I had quite long hair, all of the generic products were shite, and my hair is quite thick so it's nearly impossible to go through it with one of those special combs. Malathion was especially toxic and useless, I found.

The ex's family (including him) never apologised for being such insufferable dicks for so long and for no good reason, so when I broke up with him not long after (not because of just that but because he was a douchebag in general) and switched to using Tea Tree products for the lice - which was enormously effective and it took hardly any time to wipe the whole lot out along with their nits ... I didn't bother to tell him (or the rest of his bullying family) about it.

For all I know they're still crawling with them.
;-) gee, that sure would be a pity huh ?

It took pretty much no time for the Tea Tree products to work.... I used Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner, and put drops of Tea Tree essential oil in the bath.
It was less than a week before the itching stopped... it just worked like a miracle.
And it's much healthier to use Tea Tree on your hair than any chemical stuff, that's for sure.
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10 Jul 2014, 7:37 pm

Anyone can get head lice, it doesn't matter what your physical appearance is! I also read they actually prefer clean hair and don't care about it's length, so it's not a sign of poor hygiene or parental neglect or whatever nonsense they say to make the sufferers feel guilty.

I've never had head lice. You must think I'm freakin' beautiful! I wish. :roll: Fair, fat, and forty as Stuart Little would say.