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August 28th, 2013, 04:25 PM
Jessimaaka's Avatar Pink in a house of Blue
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 16,288
With the return to school...the dreaded L word...Lice.

Any recipes to help get rid of it?

I had it once as a child and it sucked. I'm dreading Cam getting it...but glad I doubt he'll have waist length hair when it happens
DS1: C 8/12/2012
DS2: L 3/30/2014
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August 28th, 2013, 05:03 PM
mccaroline's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: SW Ontario, Canada
Posts: 7,024
Knock wood I haven't had to deal with that, yet. I get the letters home every year that it has shown up in the classroom, but so far my girls haven't got them. I do add tea tree oil to their shampoo every time I get a letter though, I've been told that helps so I keep doing it but I really don't know how much it really works.

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August 28th, 2013, 05:29 PM
Irish_Wristwatch's Avatar Running with Scissors....
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 16,275
i get all itchy just thinking about it! Ive never had it, but my sister got it twice! my mom did something with vinegar and cooking oil then a plastic bag on your head, i guess its supposed to smoother them all to death
Mom to 3 boys
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August 28th, 2013, 06:24 PM
Jessimaaka's Avatar Pink in a house of Blue
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Lol, a post about it showed up in my newsfeed today and I keep itching since. I saw something going around with coconut oil which I'm guessing is similar to the cooking oil, and I've heard about tea tree oil.
DS1: C 8/12/2012
DS2: L 3/30/2014
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August 28th, 2013, 09:08 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
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I've never had it, neither have my brothers, and as far as I remember, nobody in any of my classes ever got it....

I did however work at summer camp, and we did 'head checks' each week as kids arrived. There were a few times I saw foster parents drop off kids with freshly shaved heads, including girls... I will never forget one of the girl's application photos she had beautiful long hair, and she cried every single day at camp because she didn't want anyone to see her without her hair... she kept saying she would have rather not come to camp, than have her head shaved. It was devastating to watch! For kids that were somehow missed by the head checks, we just gave them a shampoo with the stuff from the drugstore, and picked nits for an afternoon

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August 30th, 2013, 04:15 PM
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putting a couple of drops of tea tree oil in their shampoo works for us
mom of 5 girls
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August 31st, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2012
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Nix and kwedella lol. Nasty as hell but really common sadly. My auntie swears by baths with baking soda added, to be fair I dont remember her daughter having lice ever lol.

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