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lice grrrr

  • gaamy
    gaamy
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    gigi came home form school friday with lice. joy. thankfully we caught it early so there wasnt much of an infestation, no one else got it and the little buggers have been dispatched.

    what’s aggrivating me is how uncooperative the school is being. i called today to inform them that she had lice for the FIFTH time (every two months since we moved in like freakin’ clock work) so i suggested they check all the children on her bus. they said they dont have a list of kids who ride that bus and it’s not their policy. exsqueeze me????? you can find out who all rides that bus. dont tell me you cant b/c it’s a lie. they even told me there have been no reports in her grade. yes i know b/c she didnt get it from her classmates, she got it from a kid on the BUS!!!!!

    i explained that we are new to the area, the children do no extracirricular activities, we are not church goers, they do not have a baby sitter nor do i babysit we have no family in the area. the ONLY children they have contact with are those in the complex we live in, most of whom ride the bus. this is where the critters are coming from.

    you would think they would want to do what they could to stop it from spreading!!!

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  • embra
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    Oh God. I can’t imagine going through that 5 times in a year. Once was more than enough for a lifetime for me. The school bus seats don’t go very high though, so she probably isn’t getting it from the seats. Maybe you can pinpoint the culprit by taking with her? Is there anyone she goes arm and arm with? Does she put her coat or sweater near anyone else’s on the bus? Typically her head or clothing would need to be in direct contact with someone who is infested or their stuff. The lice can’t jump or crawl very far when they aren’t in hair. If her hair is long, you might want to consider a serious haircut too. Good luck. I’m sorry you are having to deal with this!!

    gaamy
    gaamy
    Participant

    she has a bob so short the hair dresser uses clippers on the back of her neck, 75 % of her hair doesnt even come down to her jaw line. we keep it that way b/c she has thick hair with funky cowlicks. but she wears her hood so if it got on her hood it could get in her hair i guess. lice goes around this complex like mono. every kid has had it more than once since we moved in.

    the school nurse told me to put tea tree oil in her shampoo and that’s supposed to prevent them. god i hope so! i’d bath her in it if they told me to!

    i hope you only have to deal with it once!


    embra
    Participant

    Is there a Trader Joe’s near you? They sell an inexpensive peppermint-tea tree oil shampoo that is supposed to be good for fending off lice. Both ingredients are lice repellants. I use it and walk around smelling like a big candy cane for 20 min after. You can get it online too:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/5077/Trader-Joe%27s-Peppermint-Tea-Tree-Tingle-Shampoo

    Momkey
    Momkey
    Participant

    The tea tree oil is what I was told by others too! If you do it, I am told you only need a few drops to a palm full of shampoo! The tea tree oil is to prevent it from happening again! Not get rid of them!

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Oh no!!! That’s one of my worst fears. I hope they are gone for good for you!

    gaamy
    gaamy
    Participant

    Oh no!!! That’s one of my worst fears. I hope they are gone for good for you!

    this is the problem, we get rid of them. i am extremely thorough. i check heads once a week as a matter of routine. lice arent gone for 2 months then come back b/c you didnt completely get rid of them. problem is not everyone around us is so thorough. we’re going to start using the tea tree oil and hopefully that helps.

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    Seriously?? That is beyond crazy! I would be all sorts of pissed.
    What if there was an accident on the bus? How would they know who was on the bus? That is what would piss me off the most.
    I come they figure out a solution because that is just horrible


    embra
    Participant

    Another thought is maybe skip the hoodies and hats for a while?

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    That’s awful! I’m so sorry.

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