I am spending too much money on expensive rosemary shampoo, which so far has been successful at keeping my kids from getting lice, but costs too much. I have tried adding essential oil to unscented products to replicate the effect, but it doesn't work. Crafty scent-enthusiasts: what do I need to know to make my kids' heads reek of lice-repelling rosemary? [more inside]
It turns out the friend who we pay to take care of our nine-month-old baby had head lice (which she thinks she got from another kid she looks after). What do we all do? How long does she need to stay away from the house? We want her back here as soon as possible, but we also don't want to risk getting lice ourselves or infecting our baby. Searching for answers online has been a lot less fruitful than I would expect so I am asking here...
I just learned that some kids I was visiting over the holiday have head lice. I have a beard that goes down basically nipple length. I'm going to get The Shampoo Of Shame for my head, but do I need to use it on my face hair also?
Daycare texted that son has nits. He was itching his head so much she took him to the doc office, and he most definitely tested positive. Best and fastest treatment possible, especially for a kid incredibly sensory defensive about his head? [more inside]
Here's a picture. Found on the head. Have been checked for headlice professionally very carefully and given the all clear... but still some itching and finding this which looks like an egg. Scale is about 1/3 of a millimetre. What do you think it is? They're egg shaped. Just a fatty deposit? I have the feeling like I need to scratch. Could be imagining it?
What in the world could be causing itchy scalp and neck for three members of the same family... but isn't lice? [more inside]
I'm dogsitting and his ears have a decent amount of dog lice. The internet is assuring me they aren't transferable to humans and I'm taking him to a vet first thing tomorrow morning. What should I expect, what are the treatments and preventatives?
So I just smooshed what looked very much like a body louse biting my forearm. It was crushed (righteously) before I thought to get a picture of it, so I'm not exactly sure, but from memory it looked like one. Should I be worried? [more inside]
Help! I have pubic lice ALL OVER my body. How can I get rid of them once and for all? [more inside]
ACK!!!! Lice? Birdlice? Random weirdness?? Have I got something???? [more inside]
My 3 year old son seems to be immune to biting insects (tics, mosquitoes, leeches). Why? [more inside]
Did I get lice today? [more inside]
Teenager with head lice. How/who to notify without embarrassing her? [more inside]
Lice exposure: Could I have got it? It's been a week since I might have been exposed, and no itching so far. Also, should I boil all my property, that was briefly in the buggy house? [more inside]
How can I make sure that I get rid of all lice and their eggs when I don't have the option of washing my clothes/bedding/etc. in hot water? Conflicting google information has made me resort to AskMe for now. [more inside]
Describe for me if you would the itching sensation you felt when you had lice [more inside]
Did I just acquire a infestation of mites and fleas and god-knows-what-else from a wild kitten? [more inside]
OK to use permanent hair dye immediately following a treatment for lice? Will the dye assist in the slaughter of any post-holocaust scalp-crawling survivors? [more inside]
Genuine Itching Mites... [more inside]