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If you discovered head lice on your children, do you get in touch with the parents of children they have played with?

(16 Posts)
nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 25-Oct-09 16:43:51

And how far back do I need to go?

It's the first time they've had them. DS1 has a few around his neck. DS2 has about 1 of the little blighters.

Going to treat them overnight tonight with Hedrin.

Did you do yourself too?

cornsilk Sun 25-Oct-09 16:46:48

Yes do yourself. Not sure if I'd mention it.

pinkteddy Sun 25-Oct-09 16:47:29

yes you must do everyone in the house at the same time. Chances are that you will have them. I would comb as well as using Hedrin. Comb at least twice this week and again after the second batch of hedrin.

I think they take 3-5 days to lay eggs so anyone they have had contact in the last week at least I would let know (at least one of those children probably gave them to your ds's!)

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 25-Oct-09 16:48:08

I let my sister know. She's checked the kids and they don't have any.

It's been half term for two weeks so don't think he could have got it at school.

No itching either. But it is headlice.

cornsilk Sun 25-Oct-09 16:53:55

I feel itchy now!

simplycurious Sun 25-Oct-09 16:54:42

You must let the parents of the kids know, in a 'Thought I better let you know that Jonny has headlice and you might want to check your kids too' stylee. Let the school/nursery know too.

There's no shame in it. It's just an annoying part of having DCs hmm

TrickOrTrefusis Sun 25-Oct-09 16:56:51

Yes, definitely. We've just got rid of our very first lot of them, and it would have been much worse if the Mum of their friends, who had been round to play, hadn't warned us to check.

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 25-Oct-09 19:44:18

Tried to call two mums whose children have played with DS this week, no answer so have sent a text.
One mum has texted back saying her son in clear. No word yet from the other.

We all are soaked in hedrin at the moment and have been combed.

One little louse fell out of DS1's hair.

There are a few flecks around his neck but they don't seem to be alive. Are they the eggs? I thought the eggs would be white.

ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Sun 25-Oct-09 20:31:10

The eggs are brown if they haven't hatched, white when they have.

We had our first case last week, I haven't stopped itching since.

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 25-Oct-09 21:11:43

So if they haven't hatched will the Hedrin get rid of them or not?

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 21:14:12

i remember sitting a friend down and telling her how sorry i was but i had to tell her that my kids had nits and therefore her kids would probably have nits too.

she laughed and said "don't be daft, it was probably mine that gave 'em to yours"

i was relived - but a little pissed off!

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 21:15:00

you have to repeat the process in a weeks time

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 25-Oct-09 21:18:07

oh joy, another sunday night with us all oiled up.

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 21:30:38

comb through with conditioner nightly

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 25-Oct-09 21:32:21

will do.

thankfully they seem to like the combing.

whomovedmychocolate Sun 25-Oct-09 21:37:28

<scratches>

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