Originally Posted by mommy2two babes
Wow I think that is a little harsh, it's not the plague
I would talk to the mom and make sure she is treating it. I would also take this opertunity to talk to you DD about the importance of not sharing things like brushes, hair accesories and hats. Keep checking your DD, lice is not the end of the world it is just a pest. Think about if the situation was reversed and it was your DD with the lice. I would think that that would make her feel pretty aweful. Lice is not a dirty thing and they actually like clean hair better.
I can see reacting like that if the mom is not treating it.
Did you read my whole post? Specicifically that part about keeping her away UNTIL she knew the freinds was being treated. If she treats her & her dd goes back to play the next day after treatment there is still a good chance her dd could come back with Lice. If the friend comes into her place it is more likely that they'll get Lice. This is even more likely if the mom uses the pesticides from the store as Lice are becomming immune to them & not dying after treatment.
I know it isn't the plague & that they are just bugs, but they are bugs that can be hard to get rid of.
If my kids had lice you bet they'd be kept away from their friends & their friends houses until I knew for sure the lice were gone. 10 days is not going to destroy a child.
|Thats all I'm asking when is it safe?
10 days as it can take that long for nits that were not seen/removed to hatch.
For your apartment, wash bedding, pillows, playclothes on as hot as possible. If they were playing with stuffed animals or dolls wash what you can, the rest put in garbage bags for at least 48 hours to kill anything off. Vacuum the floors & such, if you have a bagger in your vacuum throw it away once you're done.
For your dd as a preventative measure wash her hair in vinegar, it will loosen the glue they use to attach to the hair. Wash her hair with mayonaise, it makes it easier to get them out with a lice comb. You can use Tea Tree Oil in a water bottle & spray on her hair, they don't like the scent.