Have Lice? Just send them to school!

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Have Lice? Just send them to school!
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Tue, 07-27-2010 - 4:46pm

Have you see that they are now recommending that if a child has lice, you should send them to school?

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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 8:46am
Hey Melissa! I saw this yesterday on my news. I understand their reasoning; because there are no health risks; but on the other hand, when will you get rid of them if all the other kids have them? Seems to me that there are always the parents who won't, or can't treat their kids. And I totally agree with the author in that "how they're going to stop those nits from hatching during the school day and leaping over to my daughters’ head"

I have been lucky. My oldest two had them only once, and the oog factor was so high, I had to treat immediately.
There are places you can take your kids to have 'professionals' pick you nits, but I don't believe in paying for something that I can do myself. :o)

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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 2:39pm
They showed a clip of one of those places on the Today show.

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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 5:43pm
It definitely grosses me out too. And makes my head itch just thinking about it! LOL :oP

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Thu, 07-29-2010 - 10:10am
If I remember, they are pretty easy to get rid of. The high temp of your dryer will usually kill them.