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OMG.... THE SCHOOL JUST CALLED AND THE GIRLS GOT HEAD LICE  YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING. WE HAVE ONLY LIVED HERE FOR 3 MONTHS AND THIS IS THE SECOND TIME.. I HAVE ALREADY CUT THEIR HAIR.  DID THE WHOLE HOUSE NOW I GOT TO DO IT AGAIN... I AM SO SICK OF THIS.. ANYONE KNOW OF ANY WAYS TO PREVENT IT.. I LIVE IN A TRAILER PARK AND AM ALL OUT OF IDEAS...



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      Mjmurphy wrote Apr 28, 2009
    • This happened with my girls too when they were in grade school. More than likely the parents of the kids they got it from are not treating their whole house like you did, so they got re-infected and now your girls are too. Unless you are sure they are getting it in your neighborhood, I would complain to the school because it is likely that that’s where they are picking it up at. Otherwise, if you know the family in your neighborhood, maybe you could give them some tips for doing the whole house. Many people think they can just do the hair and it’s all fixed.



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      Holly Beck wrote Apr 28, 2009
    • OMG - I know how you feel!!! We had a similar battle with lice when my daughter was in first grade and I thought I was going to lose my mind!  

      I finally went to the teacher and whined to her that I KNEW that Allison was getting it from someone at school or on the bus, because no one else had them. She had some suggestions that helped me to get rid of them and finally ended our problem. This it what we did:

      I bought a dog shampoo for fleas and ticks (that the teacher recommended) from a pet store. I don’t remember what the name of it was (it was 13 years ago!), but it was in a round white bottle and the shampoo itself was thick and blue. It was about $10.  

      I did the whole house, like you said. I washed all the bed linens (everyone’s) in HOT water and dried them on hot. We sprayed all of the upholstered furniture with a lice spray. I also put all of her stuffed animals into a plastic garbage bag and sealed it up for two weeks - the lack of air and food supply is supposed to kill any eggs that are on them.  

      She rode the school bus, so every day the minute she walked in the door I put her in the bathtub and washed her hair with the dog shampoo. I let it stay on for 10 minutes or so before rinsing it off. Then I put mousse on it (the teacher said they didn’t like sticky hair products) and dried her hair with a blow dryer on the hottest setting.  

      She had long, fine, flyaway hair (which is probably why she was so susceptible to lice) so I braided it tightly and sprayed it with lots of hairspray every morning before school.

      I did this every school day for a couple of weeks until the lice problem was no longer around at the school, and she never had them again.  

      Hope this helps!



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