Has Anyone Else's Child Have Head Lice?

@stacy624 (2777)
Canada
March 16, 2007 9:55am CST
My 2 Daughters had gotten Head Lice I was wondering How many others have gone throught this and how do you feel??
6 responses
@imsilver (1669)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
Head lice is running rampant through all the schools in our town right now. And they seem to love my daughter. If she gets withing 30 feet of someone with lice it seems they find her... LOL.. We've been dealing with it for awhile now. It seems that I no sooner get her cleaned up, then she's okay for a bit and then it's back again. I've tried so many of the different products and home remedies and nothing seems to help. I just check her hair everyday and at the first sign of lice I wash her hair and all her stuff. It's wierd but my son hardly ever comes down with it, even when my daughter has it bad. The health nurse keeps trying to make me feel better by telling me that lice actually prefer clean hair so it's not a dirt situation but that just blows me away. So what if my girls hair is nice and clean.. she has lice!! Grrr... LOL...
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
Ahhh lol Im sorry that your daughter keeps getting it, This is the second time for my girls and im going crazy!! I hope this will all come to an end soon, Some lady suggested Hair spray give that a shot and see if that helps I know at this point I will do just about anything! Thank you so much for your Response Stacy
• United States
16 Mar 07
yes i have been through this its not pretty see i have boys and when the oldest got it i shaved his head and washed EVERYTHING.girls are so hard do get rid of well if they have long hair.
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
You are Lucky it would be Nice just to shave it and know they will be fine! This is the second time now in one year for me and I do EVERYTHING possible it seems like No end and with 3 girls one with really curly hair I just want to cry =( Thank you for your Experince Stacy
@mags31ca (203)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
James has never had head lice. Our nanny puts tea tree oil in his shampoo and he has never gotten it. I know people connect lice with dirtiness, but remember lice prefer clean hair!! Sometimes putting a little hair spray on the hair after washing helps too.
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
I will try this hair spray method! My kids keep getting it from the kids in their school and im going crazy! Thank you for the tip Stacy
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
16 Mar 07
My girls got it threw school last year. I was really upset. My one girl kept getting it over & over because the other kids in her class were not being treated, that really made me mad. We found out my middle daughter was allergic to the stuff they sell to get rid of lice. She started breaking out from it & her asthma got bad. We ended up treating it with cooking oil.
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
Wow poor little thing I am sorry to hear that, Did you find with cooking oil it worked? I tryed baby oil along with the shampoo it seems like it will never come to an end(
• Canada
16 Mar 07
My own girls never got head lice but niece has had it several times. The main reason she kept getting it was because one of her closest friend's mothers wouldn't do the proper treatment on her daughter for it and she kept "re-infecting" her grade school class. My sister went out of her mind over the head lice (and I have to admit, I'd probably do the same). She actually got obsessive about checking my niece's head because it wasn't just one time that she got them. Each time, they did the required number of shampoo treatments, tore their house apart, cleaning all upholstered furniture, the upholstered seats in the car (which a lot of people seem to forget), the bedding, the stuffed animals, the whole deal. She tries really hard and she also keeps my niece far away from any other kids to make sure not to pass them on. It's really discouraging when there are parents who don't take it seriously and treat it correctly :(
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
I so argree with you I on my end go through all that good stuff standing on my feet for a full day its crazy....I know they have picked this up from school and I just wish they could do something more so my kids wont keep getting it! I have 3 Girls and I feel sooo bad for them. Another lady had suggested Hair spray so I will give that a shoot and hope for the best! Stacy
• United States
17 Mar 07
My 4 year gets it and I cant seem to get rid of it we use vegtable oil to help get rid of it