Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lines messages 25/2 - Head lice

The only message from lines today was regarding head lice. They are obviously still visiting, so parents are reminded to check for the little bugs at least once a week.

There was a flyer in the Great Big Envelope of Information, but if you haven't found it yet, the recommended treatment is to use a nit comb on hair that has conditioner in it. The conditioner stuns the blighters while you comb them out. Many people find the commercial treatments help if you get a large dose of them.

And since I'm here, I may as well add my own 2 cents' worth. I have found that spray in conditioner stuns them just as well, and means there are no suds to deal with when looking for bugs. Happy hunting!

2 comments:

Alison said...
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Alison said...

My Mum is retired teacher of 45+ years experience and she swears by spraying your child's head with hairspray each morning. Apparently they don't like the smell!