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    Re: The Oasis - A spot for FORT parents

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3755686;
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    Hi Fellow FORT parents. Just need to vent for a moment here. My daughter is 7 & in 2nd grade. She goes to a center that is at the school for before & after care. Come to find out on Tues that she got lice! I was completely horrified! I know it's very common & all, but I feel like I let her down, because I think she's had it for a month. I would check her, but I didn't know what I was looking for. If I had known that other kids had it, I would have had the school nurse check her. We Nixed her on Tues, but she was still having them. I got the prescription meds yesterday & she is "clean" now. I've washed all her sheets, clothes & stuffed animals in hot water multiple times. This whole ordeal has made me cry almost every day since. I am going to treat myself this weekend too, because I don't want to have them. Ugh. Thanks for listening.
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    Been there, done that and I agree...it sucks the big one.
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    My kids have had lice twice - well, my youngest once and my oldest twice, the older one has a ton of hair that the little buggers looooove. Make sure you get all those damn nits out, not just use the medicated shampoo. Getting rid of them is very stressful, and I feel for you.

    Oh, and an ounce of prevention - I make sure my kids use tea tree oil shampoo (the health food store carries a very good one, can't recall the brand name but there's a koala bear on the bottle) or put a few drops of pure tea tree oil in regular shampoo. Lice hate tea tree oil.
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    Trader Joe's makes a lovely tea tree shampoo and conditioner. I've also heard that a thick coat of mayonnaise left on for a while suffocates them - it also happens to be a great hair conditioner. Anyone heard that before? Don't beat yourself up so much! It doesn't make you a bad mom and it happens to most of us at some point. It happened to me the one time I put one of my kids in a day care so I could work.
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    When my room-mate's daughter got lice 4 times, I ended up shaving my son's head just to be sure he wouldn't get them before we had a chance to clean the whole place. I took every stuffed animal and every couch piece and tied them in trash bags for a month. We shampoo'd the carpets, and eventually they went away. I think the daughter got them one more time (thankfully they were caught in egg form because her mom checked her head every night for months!) Her mom took her to the doctor to get some really strong treatment to kill them off. She also contacted the school and every one of the friend's parents to make sure they all took the same measures. We itched for months and we never even got them...... it was sort of comical after it was all said and done.
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    It's a pain to deal with, but it's so very common. YOu didn't let your daughter down at all. It happens. Just like they catch colds at school.
    Don't be too hard on yourself.
    The tea tree oil stuff is good advice for prevention.
    Best of luck. I know the cleaning and treatments and nit picking are not fun
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    Thanks everyone!! you all have made me feel better. I'm going to get some tea tree oil ASAP.
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    I just searched to see if I was remembering the mayonnaise remedy correctly and there were dozens of entries for using mayonnaise as a chemical free lice remover. Others suggested peanut butter, castor oil, and vaseline (!!!) - good luck washing that last one out. I used vaseline in my hair for a Halloween costume once and it took a month to get it out. Also read several people saying to dip the nit comb in vinegar (or rinse or spray hair with vinegar) to loosen the nit "glue" and make it easier to comb them out. And mayonnaise is a great hair conditioner. If you go that method you have to really saturate the hair around the scalp with the mayonnaise and then wear a shower cap overnight before washing out. It smothers the lice.
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    I'd rather have a MILLER HIGH LIFE

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