Where the hell did i get headlice from? Hubby hasn't got them?!!!

@yanjiaren (9050)
March 28, 2007 10:32am CST
Oh Dear I have headlice!! my head wat itching this morning and I combed it through..Lo and behold one juicy fat louse staring me in my wonky eyeball that went even more wonkey after seeing its body wriggle around and itd dagly legs doing the I suck your blood dance.. Do you know that a louse can lay upto 200 eggs in it's forty day lifespan..yuck!!! I am off to get some lotion and tea tree..They love my hair..It is nice and thick and they probably like to incubate in a warm head!!!! I don't like them..My hair is very clean and I got them a Year ago cos my nieces got infested from scool..Any one else had this problem?
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35 responses
• Singapore
28 Mar 07
Oh... this is awful! But now, it doesn't matter where you got it from... the more important things are to get rid and prevent it. Perhaps you want to use anti-dandruff shampoos if you find your hair susceptible to head lice. :/
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@yanjiaren (9050)
28 Mar 07
Barbie is NOT amused lol..hahaha
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I have never had head lice, thank god for that! My daughter used to always get head lice when she went to daycare years ago. We would always have to get her hair cut and treat her head with a lice killer product. It is very nasty and disgusting and I am not quite sure where they come from. One dose never did kill all of them and we had to end up combing through her hair daily and pick some of them out with our fingers. We haven't had any problems since then, thank God. My daughter is now 15 years old and I told her to not use others brushes or combs and do not wear others clothes and such. You have to take down all of the curtains, bed covers and all and wash them in hot water. You also have to bag up stuffed animals and such for two weeks to kill the lice that may be on them. I definitely feel for you on this. I can't stand head lice!
@yanjiaren (9050)
28 Mar 07
and all the eggs they lay uck...and they suck our blood..
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Do you have long hair? Have you tried on hats or scarves at the mall? There are so many ways to get them. Those of us with long hair are more likely to pick them up from public chairs or seats with backs on them. You can also get them from trying on clothing! It's disgusting, but at least you've found them. You'll have to treat your bedding and anything else that might be contaminated. Sorry!
@yanjiaren (9050)
28 Mar 07
yeap that's what i am doing now..i have the lotion on my head as we speak lol
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@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
28 Mar 07
I remember when I was young, I got the head lice once. But for my daughter she got head lice nearly twice a year because his friends and classmates will pass to her easily. At the beginning I didn't know how to handle it and was a bit of upset in finding the easy but effect solutions. At the end I work it out by applying tee tree oil on to her whole hair and leave it for 4 hours then comb her hair with the special nig comb till the head lice cannot be seem. Finally wash her hair.
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• Philippines
28 Mar 07
May be it is from someone' comb. Eggs sometimes stayed there. Or from others hat that you have tried on. Don't forget to change your bedsheets and pillow cases too, maybe they have already set up a camp there(^^,) Don't forget to use a conditioner after treating your hair with a anti-lice shampoo/treatmen. Because some are harsh and may dry up your long beautiful hair. Hope you'll get rid of them all! By the way, are your headlice greek or chinese? (^^, JUST KIDDING-LOL^^,)
@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
28 Mar 07
Oh yes I hate headlice aswell. There really is nothing you can do to not get it. But if you do have it go to the chemists and get the nastist smellist grossest chemical they have it will help your hair. Oh and alos your husband will soon have it if you do...
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@nuffsed (1273)
28 Mar 07
Hiya yanjiaren headlice are no big deal when you've raised kids you get so used to the fact that they are "out there" and may arrive at anytime. After years of frustrating repeated treatments and obnoxious chemicals applied to our heads, my wonderful Doctor gave me some great money and chemical distress saving advice. Don't buy chemicals for your head, The scalp is very sensitive and toxins can be absorbed. Anyway, the answer is to buy lots of the very cheapest nicest smelling conditioner. After washing your hair, simply apply lots of conditioner costing just a few pennies. Fact, the conditioner is far to slippery for the bugs to grip on the hairs as they try to do.Any eggs dislodged by washing cannot reamain in the hair once rinsing happens. If you can be bothered you can use a fine toothed comb to remove any stubborn critters found. Personally I have never bothered whilst using the conditioner method.You will have to do it perhaps every other day for a week, but you will have wonderful volume and wonderful feeling hair without any nauseating chemicals. The whole thing is cheap as chips and you feel great!!! The bugs will be gone before you know it. Send 100 dollars to my account! thanks ;)
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
28 Mar 07
When my youngest daughter was in first grade she got them bad. She was sent home from school, and then she spread them to her sister. They shared a bedroom and both had long thick hair. I treated them, ended up cutting their hair, I also treated their rooms, their bedding, the carpets, the mattresses, and my son and myself also, just in case. I even treated my boyfriend! Then I thought they were gone, I took my children to church. I looked over at my youngest sitting there, her pony tail swinging, and what did I see. Yep. Those ugly louse squiggling and squirming in her hair. I was appalled, there were so many people there, and I didn't know what to do at first. I decided a little embarrassment was better than spreading them through the church, so I gathered my children up and we left as quietly as we could to head home for another round of treatments.
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@creationhub (3068)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 07
Headlice will pop up just when you did not expect them. They are really unwelcome guests on our scalp. The best way is still to constantly wash our hair with medicated shampoo. No matter how many times we think we have done a good job washing our hair clean, the headlice would be a good indication how clean our scalp is.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Yeah, when I was younger I use to get them from school. My mom chopped my hair off and made me wash it every morning and night with a special kinda shampoo. I got teased because I looked like a boy after that haircut - talk about afro city! Just as well they have all sorts of hair solutions/shampoos etc that get rid of the little buggers!
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@lols189 (4797)
29 Mar 07
eeewww i get shivers when i hear the word headlice. i have never had them myself but i have known others to get them. just keep cleaning your hair thoroughly and comb them out. i hope you get free of them soon as they must be so annoying
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@yanjiaren (9050)
29 Mar 07
not very romantic is it? I had to check hubby's head for them..like a monkey lol..He hasn't got them thank goodness..not that that would stop us getting on with monkey business lol!!!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Not very romantic at all. I do hope you get rid of them soon. They can be such a nusance.
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@y4175317 (204)
• Indonesia
30 Mar 07
she must be smart and independent female. i know that girl is a good match
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@yanjiaren (9050)
30 Mar 07
i am a good match with the headlice lol?/ hahaha
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I hate it when I get the notice from the school that there is headlice going through my daughters grade. They drive me nuts. My kids have been luck enough to not have gotten it. The thing is I know better than that and I am shure there will come a time that they will get it.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
I hate when they send those notices home too...then I'm constantly checking...lol The notices are good but it drives my kids nuts when I read them.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
Just the thought of lice makes my head itch...lol. You can get them from anywhere and everyone can get it. I hate when people assume that it is the poor people that spread it around when ANYONE can get it (I know you didn't say that...it is just a major misconception around people)
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
29 Mar 07
Oh My goodness, what next girl, thank heavens you've got a sense of humor. Sorry I didn't mean to laugh, but you made it sound so funny. No, never had such problem:))))
• India
29 Mar 07
If you have lice in your hair and pestering you round the clock, there's a way out naturally to get rid of them. Lice are monkey's favourite prey. If you allow a trained monkey to trample on your hair, it will eat them all even small lice and eggs for you to get relief for ever. This will be effective way more than any lotion or chemical do for you. Only disadvantage is that you should have the patience and allow the monkey to finish it by himself and eat them all. If you interrupt him in his duty while he is on the look out for lice and feasting himself, he will hit you. You will have to bend your head as per his direction. Yes, I know this many not viable idea since we don't have much trained monkeys in our midst. In such cases, only remedy to this lousy problem is lice removal lotions which are in varieties available in our medical store. Anyway I wish you a happy life without lice.
@cutepenguin (6456)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Honestly, I think they like clean hair better or something! I had them a couple of times when I was a kid - never actually saw them, because my mom dealt with them. It happens when you go to school.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
I HATE LICE! I have had it many a day and its nasty. I got it lasts in my teens from someone from school. Bad idea. Here it was. I shared a brush with someone. You btw can get them besides from those you hang out with all the time husbands, kids. Its a chance maybe you got it from a hat you tried on?? Its a possiblity. I heard once someone got lice from a chair at my other bookstore. This was years ago. But it was gross. We dont know if that is where the lice came from or it was just a "claim". Anyways I had long long hair NEVER cut it till I was 10. I got lice when I was around 8 or 9. It was HORRIBLE! I hated lice and then my sister got it ugh. Itchy, nasty, its gross. So get that shampoo for it, use it lots. Wash all your stuff. Follow directions from the instructions. Whatever. Get it gone and dont let it spread, So gross.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
29 Mar 07
Like you iam feeling sick of this lice for the past 2 months.Nothing could be done to remove this from my head as i have got a very long and lengthy hair and if i comb they just slip away in the middle and hang up and hide somewhere.I was having a clean head before i went to my aunts house.hope i used their pillow and there the lice could have got into my hair.I feel really embrassed to itch in office and i tolerate for sometime. My moms really shouting at me and ask me not to sleep in pillow of other family members.One of my friend has advised me to have a bath i neem leaves water as the bitter taste of neem can kill this lice.Hope i try to do this weekend to get rid of this nasty bugs.
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Who hasn't gone through hair lice in their lifetime?! I had them when I was in high school. You know, classmates borrowing my brush and stuff. I've always worn my hair long so it offered a perfect place for those parasites. Back then my mom would buy anti-lice shampoos just to get rid of them. It helped that I combed my hair with a nit comb every so often until such time that I was sure they're gone for good. But other moms would do crazy things just to get rid of them. Some even using kerosene/gasoline just to kill the lice! My little girl got infected last year and I didn't use the usual anti lice shampoo because recently a study showed that it can be very harmful with improper use. So I just used the good old nit comb and shampooed her hair very often. I guess they didn't want hair that is too clean that's why they left for good. :)
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