Friday, June 6, 2008

Nits


When I got into creche this morning there was a sign on the door stating that headlice had been found. Oh well I thought it had to happen sometime but as I hadn't seen any scratching I was quietly confident that Trelise would not be affected.

Because I'm a planner I stopped off at the Chemist anyway and brought some nit combs. And because I like to use anything new once she got home I rushed to use them.

Oh No!!! You guessed it we have some unwelcome visitors!!! I've spent quite sometime brushing with the comb but I'm not convinced all the critters have gone so I'm off tomorrow for the electronic nit comb. I'm hoping this works for us and we can avoid the chemical shampoo.

Yuck - Now of course I can't stop scratching. I watched a program a while ago that said that straighting irons kill headlice so I think I'm safe! I've been going through a frizzy patch so have been hitting the irons mighty hard the last few days!

9 comments:

Steph said...

Yuck, Good Luck with those!

jenni anne said...

yuck yuck yuck!!! hopefully all the parents are as good as you at getting ride of the little bugs, so they won't come back!!

Tracy said...

Tea tree oil is natural & works miracles on nits & lice. I've personally never had to use it - yet, but a good friend of mine has & she SWEARS by it!!!
Good luck.

Laurie said...

As soon as I read this my legs started itching. Funny how things like that happen. I hope the little suckers are gone soon.

Connie said...

Yuck. We fought lice for over 6 months last year, and the day I was released form the hospital I noticed all of my kids were riddled with them. There is a Cetaphil method of removal, it's the only one that works for me...do you have it there? Otherwise I've heard good things about tea tree oil as well.

Laura said...

Ahhh the picture alone sent me out of the room screaming. Well, not literally but I am terrified of that. Hopefully its is easily taken care of.

Threeundertwo said...

Oh no. We fought the battle with lice for months at our house too, and my oldest has long, thick hair.

We finally got a prescription that worked great. Good luck! Vacuum everything and throw the stuffed toys in the wash!

Everybody gets them these days.

Good & Crazy said...

Yikes.

We are prepping to do foster care, and they keep telling us to ASSUME lice will be likely. Let me know how the electric thingy works!

A story. I knew a family in Brooklyn, where all the kids ended up with lice, and eventually the mom too. And the funny (yeah right) part, is that the Dad never got them. He was never home, working as a lawyer in Manhattan...

We did end up with cockroaches once. Maybe a story for a post?

girlytwins said...

Yuck!! I think my head is itchy just reading this. Hope it goes away quickly.