Prepping for headlice (lighthearted)

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Ladybookreader Wed 01-Apr-20 01:27:08

Clove oil dreading anyone having toothache as dentists closed, plus they scare me

TakeMeToChachacha Tue 31-Mar-20 22:49:12

We had headlice in the house for about 3 weeks in Jan. I have been vigilant/paranoid since then but now that the nursery is closed and we are all at home nit-free and there's no risk of playing beside other heads and getting reinfected, this is one big advantage of lockdown. I can hug my children properly again and not think "HEADS! KEEP HEADS APART!"

Thismummyruns Tue 17-Mar-20 20:54:31

The one thing I didn't prep for! Bloody head lice!
Found a few eggs this evening, didn't find a culprit though...
Anyone know if you can buy head lice treatment off the shelf or do I have to wait until the pharmacy counter opens in boots/Tesco etc?

Neome Tue 10-Mar-20 08:00:15


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BlackeyedSusan Mon 09-Mar-20 18:53:12

Fuck. I forgot the worm meds.

You can get rid of them by cleaning everyday.

ShipshapeShore Mon 09-Mar-20 18:13:36

Don't forget worm medicine - they'll appear after the nits! We have more trouble with thread worm than nits unfortunately - give me a louse any day grin

bellinisurge Mon 09-Mar-20 18:04:14

Ouch @BlackeyedSusan


Mumintherain Mon 09-Mar-20 17:56:49

We recently whent through this and i would recommend you stock up on:
Electric Razor
The gin is essential.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 09-Mar-20 17:50:36

Prepping: plasters, sudocreme.

Prepping failure: being a wimp.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 09-Mar-20 17:49:36

A week ago, I bashed the corner of my thumb nail on the steering wheel and split the corner of my thumb nail off. It has been agony for a week. It had just about recovered to sore and not gasping every time gel got in or it was touched...

Then I peeled the corner of the other thumb nail off while peeling carrots. Symmetrical injuries.

Very, very pissed off.

bellinisurge Mon 09-Mar-20 17:45:02

Sore finger? I actually trapped mine in something the other day and it was proper sore. I did my cackhanded version of RICE. Rest. Ice. Compress. Elevate. Although in my head it was duck dive dip duck and dodge - one for fans of the film "Dodgeball ". I also put some comfrey balm on it.
It initially started to swell up like Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. But I seemed to have stopped it. And it cleared up in a few days. Bit of a nasty bruise. All good.

Neome Mon 09-Mar-20 14:28:05

Electric zapper comb

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DDIJ Mon 09-Mar-20 14:14:06

Nitty gritty comb
Some of that headlice treatment
Several bottles of fairy liquid to wash the headlice treatment out sad

GoodStuffAnnie Mon 09-Mar-20 14:08:41


Neome Mon 09-Mar-20 13:56:56

Also for sore finger.

Anyone else? (nothing serious allowed or the thread poolice will get you)

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