Head lice ethics.
October 5, 2009 6:30 PM Subscribe
Teenager with head lice. How/who to notify without embarrassing her?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (21 answers total)
After about a week of wondering, we got visual confirmation tonight that my daughter's itchy scalp is, indeed, caused by head lice. She asked to stay home tomorrow while we do the shampoo treatment and wash a hundred loads of laundry, but here's the rub: she slept over at a friend's house on Saturday and used one of her friend's pillows. I feel that I should call her friend's mother and give her a heads-up, but I also remember being 15 and know how utterly humiliated I would have been if any of my friends had known I had lice. Any advice on whether and how to broach this conversation?