I'm not sure I EVER had it as a child. Daycare saved a strand with an egg on it to show me...it's SO SMALL.
I picked up pesticides to treat her hair and a comb. Now the fun begins...ugh. I'm still on the verge of tears.
Her teacher at daycare says she'll help me with it...but it's the weekend so it will be all me for 2 days. She can go back to daycare after we treat her tonight but we have to wash EVERYTHING in the entire house. UGH! At least any that hatched while we were away would have died by now but now that we came home we've re-infected it all.
Oh no, what a pain! Sorry you have to deal with that. I would be upset too...I've never had any personal experience with it. I wouldn't know where to begin. That's nice the teacher offered her help. Hope it's not too bad for you and DD.
Ick. We had it really bad when I was in fifth grade, my little sisters and the girls across the street would trade it back and forth for nearly six months before we finally got it all straitened out. Though the way my mom is with things we had it gone most of the time and the kids from across the street just never got rid of it and kept giving it to us. My head has had that stupid soap on it so many times, and Crisco, and dog shampoo (because six months of the Rid for seven kids gets freaking expensive)...
I hope you get through it fast.
Well, DD is treated now. I made DH do the actual chemical part because it said on the package that it hasn't been tested on pregnant women...so I thought it was best to not touch it.
I spent 1.5 to 2 hours combing and picking at DD's hair. I 'only' found 2 adults on her. One was still moving it's legs a bit, lol. I found a few immature ones but they were really hard to pick out because they were translucent. Then there were the eggs. I didn't count how many I got but I'd guess around 30. SO gross. They are TINY! See the small dot above my finger nail? That's an egg!
Seems like an impossible feat to get those all out! We'll see how I do as I have to do this daily for like a week or more. Sigh.
I know you hate chemicals but one time of chemicals won't hurt! get rid of those little things! They are a pain and hopefully everyone else does the right thing and thoroughly cleans or else they will keep cycling. Do they ahve a coat area that everything gets hung up together? what we do when we have bad cases (of it just going around and around) we bag each kids things as they come in then hang the bags up on the coathooks so they arent sharing.....
I think Kia said it before and I have to second it.. Mayo.
Put mayo on her hair and a shower cap. Let it sit for at least 2 hours. The oils in mayo will smother the lice as well as make it easier to comb through her hair.
I did the RID stuff a couple times but got to a point I refused to continue to put chemicals on my child's head that can seep into her blood stream. So I went to Mayo on an Internet recommendation. - Worked perfectly!!
Hang in there.. seems like we all feel your pain with how rough dealing with lice is.
The daycare worker says she recommends doing the one treatment like we did and then just checking her every night and removing any eggs we find. She will check her in the day and hopefully together we'll get them gone. That said, they just keep cycling around daycare so who's to say she won't get it back in a week? I saw the teacher trying to discourage the girls from hugging today...good luck with that! :P