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Have You Dealt With Head Lice?

School is in session, and kids can bring home things other than homework. I am talking about the unfortunate and in itch inducing subject of lice.

I just read reports of a strain of super lice that are immune to over-the-counter lice treatments. While my girls have managed to stay lice free, I know lilsugar hasn't been so lucky and she says payback is an itch. So, I am freaking out a little because I know the chances of our household staying lucky and lice free until the girls go to college are slim. I even know a few folks who had lice in college when this disgusting parasite invaded their dorms.

So I was wondering . . .

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sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
Never had them. Thank goodness!
Allytta Allytta 7 years
didn't have them myself, but of course had to deal with the issue in primary school. my desk partner had them so there was a lot of bad blood between us as i'd refuse to sit next to her, and after that she was badly bullied for the rest of high school.
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 7 years
No Thank God! But my mom is a school nurse and she is always making me check her scalp!
itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
That's really interesting, Whitneyjay!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I got it in 3rd grade when I shared a locker with a girl who had it. Somehow, the lice were in her hat and they got onto my coat/hat and into my hair. I remember going to the school nurse because my head itched so bad. She called my mom and my mom picked me up and took me to Walgreens to get Rid that day. Then I remember her having to comb all the nits out of my long, thick hair. It was so gross, but I was glad to get rid of those nasty little things!
Blackthorne Blackthorne 7 years
And when I said babies, I meant my furbabies. I have no human babies currently, and of course, no flea powder for them as well.
Blackthorne Blackthorne 7 years
I am fortunate. I have only had lice once. I was in the 5th grade. My parents never encountered lice before, and when I complained of stuff crawling on my head and biting me, my dad blamed the cat and made me wear flea powder in my hair. I cried at school the next morning and my 5th grade teacher knew that it wasn't fleas and sent me to the nurse. Let me say, flea powder just pisses the little buggers off. It was horrible. (I still can't believe I had to wear flea powder, as an adult that crap is coming nowhere near my babies). We fixed it with Rid and that damn fine tooth comb. I had REALLY long thick hair. Ugh.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
Never had it before. Thank God!
whitneyjay whitneyjay 7 years
I got the super strain of lice a few years ago, attempted the over the counter stuff twice before calling a pediatricians office for advice. The receptionist was amazing and told me that the only was to really get rid of this type of lice was to coat my head with mayonnaise and leave it on for 12 hours. This would suffocate and kill all of the lice. It worked! Uncomfortable and gross, but totally worth it.
Beaner Beaner 7 years
I used to work in a preschool and every single year we had an issue with lice. So everyday, I never wore my hair down. I felt so bad for the families that just couldn't get rid of it. They had to do tons of loads of laundry, put stuffed animals and pillows in plastic bags, and their kids missed so much school since our school had a nit-free policy. And these families weren't dirty or poor or whatever the stereotype is - lice can happen to anyone.
The-New-Black The-New-Black 7 years
Only once - but I was 18 at the time. Not fun!
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I had it twice in middle school. I got it from the hair dressers once and the other time from a girl in my class :( I still have a fear of getting it again.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
I never had them, but my best friend used to get them CONSTANTLY. Her mother was up in arms because every time she would play with the Amish children, she'd come home with lice.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
Eww, no. My skin is crawling now. I feel sorry for anyone who had them.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 7 years
My mom was so great when I got lice. I had super long hair and every night after work (she worked over 12 hours) she would comb it with the lice comb to get the nits out. Later, I told this girl that I hoped I wasn't getting them again and she freaked out told her mom and her mom told the nurse, so she made me wash my hair with lice shampoo again just in case.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I had it once when I was a kid. Just thinking about it makes me feel all creepy-crawly.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I had them once when I was a child.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I think I might have had them once or twice. Lice didn't like me.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 7 years
ditto Advah! I had it like 7 times as a child. She always had to do those treatments over and over again. I think she really wanted to shave all my hair off
Advah Advah 7 years
Ugh these nasty things LOVED me when I was a kid, my poor mum literally spent hours oiling, combing, rinsing, vinegar-rinsing my hair and washing clothes and pillow cases. :(
keiren63 keiren63 7 years
Lice went around my kids' school one year and it took a month to eradicate it...I tried everything on earth. Vigilance (constantly going through their hair) and a new kind of lice shampoo were the only things that worked.
hil34 hil34 7 years
I had it when i was 8, i gave it to y friend, and when i was finally lice-free, she gave it back to me. ugh :(
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