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I promise I'll TRY and make this my last ever nits question - but do they poo?
It's just that the bowl we used to rinse out the comb on dd last night had loads of specks in it. Now I can't work out if they were newly hatched critters (can't see any legs, but if they're just hatched possibly couldn't anyway) or nit poo. Any advice? XXX
I'm totally confused because after dd's had visited the hairdresser, there were loads of white things but no moveing things. If the white things are hatched things, surely there should have been some moving things (and there weren't). And surely the hairdressers should have noticed if there were . And I'd like to think I would have, too.
Carla, I saw one of your earlier threads about this- am I right in thinking that you have never seen anything resembling a live louse on either of your dds' heads? Just these eggs that were reported by the hairdresser? It's just that it sounds really far fetched to me (and you by the sounds of it!) that you would have egg cases without lice. I would bet they are actually both fine to be honest. The only other scenario would be one where the lice hatched and immediately ran screaming off your dds's heads
Thanks for posting Tamum. We did have a moving one last night, which frightened me into this thread. Just can't understand how we had all those white things and only one crawly. And loads of .... well, those things, yesterday.
Yes unfortunately Carla they do. I didn't realsie this but my children al got nits for the first time a year ago and when I read up about them I realsied they had had them for weeks () because the leaflet said that you can tell your child has nits by the faeces on their pillows (looks like small black powder). Ds2 had had that on his pillow for at least two or three weeks and I hadn't wondered what it was even!
Lonelymum I think it's one of those things you can only get used to/know what it's all about after you've experiened it once. H chose 6 o'clock last night to tell me dd1 had noticed specks of blood on her sheet, and lo and behold dd2 and I had them too. Two 2 hour washes later.... Anyhow, thanks to MNers I'm beginning to get there
Yep agree 100% Carla. I keep going through new experiences even now with 4 children and my eldest one being 8, and I think, "Oh right, I will know next time!" My children didn't tell me about their nits until ds1 was putting on his shoes to go and take part in the Remembrance Sunday parade with the beaver scouts! Nice timing!
Please help - I know I thought that would be my last question, but I've wet combed dd2 just now and there were still lots of tiny white things. Am I right in thinking these are the empty shells - or not
We only worry about what we get in the comb. We inspect what is combed out of dsd's hair by putting it onto some kitchen roll, leaving it a while and looking at it through a magnifying glass. If after about 20-30 minutes it isn't moving, then it's dead. Personally I wouldn't worry about the fact that there are eggs there(which I think is what the white things are), they will be combed out in due course. Just keep wet combing periodically until everythings's gone, it can take 2-3 weeks.