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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Itchy & Scratchy

LMB has got head lice:-(

Doesn't it make yoy feel scratchy just reading that?

Now imagine what I feel every time I get a little itch, or a tickly feeling!

It was easier with Mstr A - we just shaved his head whenever they went round the class:-) That's not really an option with LMB, who's trying hard to grow her hair long. I do tie it up in bunches every day, but she pulls them out frequently, and she still hugs all the kids in her class every day.

I've been doing the combing thing - which is really hard work on a wriggly 3 year old. I don't know if I'm just rubbish at it, but no eggs have come out on the comb. I've found three lice, so they are there! So I'm off to buy chemicals tomorrow, and hopefully that will sort it out before LMD gets them too!

But tonight we will just have to put up with regular combings and a lot of scratching:-(

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6 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, March 21, 2007 6:16:00 pm, Blogger craziequeen said…

    [scratches head]

    cq

     
  • At Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:37:00 am, Blogger RCA said…

    (hides in london at safe distance)

    Ah that chemical smell that will be everywhere for days...

    ...aren't kids fun ;-)

     
  • At Thursday, March 22, 2007 4:56:00 pm, Blogger angelfeet said…

    Apparently, the lice are becoming resistant to the chemicals so it's better to do lots and lots and lots and lots of combing with masses of conditioner over a three week period to break the egg-louse cycle. That seemed to work for us - but it can be hugely tedious if LMB has very long hair like my 8-year old.

     
  • At Thursday, March 22, 2007 7:38:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    Hi Angelfeet. I know the little critters are mostly immune to the chemicals, which is why I've been combing. But they don't sell the old chemicals any more, just special conditioner that makes the eggs fall out easier apperently!) You can only get the real chemicals on perscription now!

    LMB is actually very good about letting m comb through her hair, but it is long & I'm not sure I'll get everything. I was hoping for a back up plan.

     
  • At Monday, March 26, 2007 5:38:00 pm, Blogger silentmum said…

    Try tea tree shampoo- works fab - apparently the lice hate it and its gentle- the chemicals actually burned Boo's head so be careful and yes it is hard to get a three year old to sit still but it is the best option and in strong daylight too if you can- can see the lil' critter eggs.....

     
  • At Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:46:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    Tea tree is supposed to be bad for pre-pubescents now - they did some big research thing that said it screwed up their hormones!

    Anyway, we survived the outbreak just by combing in the end - and she's all clear now:-)

     

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