Completely grossed out

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Completely grossed out
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Sun, 03-13-2011 - 8:53pm

My beautiful 6 year old and I have lice. Ew. I guess I should say HAD lice, since we did used the treatments and nitpicked yesterday and today. Yuck. 75 dollars worth of lice killing products and 50 dollars worth of laundromat. UGH

I know lice happen, but I feel so disgusting.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 10:43am
Eww...Beth, I remember when my daughter got lice in the 3rd grade. My baby girl and I also got it. We found out later that the teacher had made sure the kids looked good for the pictures and had combed all their hair with the same comb. I know what you mean...we do take care of our homes and kids and dont expect to see that particular problem in our lives. Unfortunately, it happens. Look at the bright side....you dont have them anymore!!! Love you...
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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 1:35pm
I'm sorry! I know how NOT fun lice can be. And, you have to recheck and hope that they stay away.

If you need it, I have a really gentle recipe for getting rid of them that isn't harsh or drying on hair. Just shout and I'll look for it for you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2005
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 5:02pm

I got those little bugs years ago when I was teaching preschoolers.

 

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 5:12pm

SHOUT

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-03-2009
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 6:14am

...(I've never had lice...which I am whispering so as to not tempt the fate fairies flying around)...I swear that someone told me years ago they used a whole jar of mayonaise on their hair...which they wrapped in a plastic, Wal Mart type bag for hours...I don't know...

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 9:23am

LOL, That was one loud shout!

I use the recipe on this page under the Kill the Bugs section.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2003
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 5:32pm
Just saw this and I KNOW how you feel because I went through this when my daughter was little - twice. The money, the horror of having to pick through the hair, embarrassment, washing all the bedding, clothes, towels... It was AWFUL and my heart went out to you when I read this. God bless you!!!