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SimplyCatherine
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4 years ago 0 SimplyCatherine 111 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Thank you. It means a lot. 

I think the reason lice sounds so nightmarish to me is I don't think I have it in me to manage all the extra work like vacuuming everything, laundering everything, putting what can'T be laundered in airtight plastic bags, doing the shampoo and the comb thing.

I am exhausted just reading about it. It makes me want to cry and have a breakdown.

But anyway, I am trying to remind myself there is no point in worrying about something that has not happened and may not happen.
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4 years ago 0 Sunflower Painter 250 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hi Catherine,

I work in a school and I have a school aged daughter. I feel your pain! My daughter has caught lice from her friend at least 6 times. Really it isn't as bad as you think. The shampoos still work and if you are as picky as I am, you will find them all and squish them. I hate them still, but my daughter gets a ride to and from school from a woman who doesn't mind lice!?! Can you imagine?

I vacuum and check her often. Honestly, as long as you check should should be fine. Even if you end up with it, you just treat them, vacuum, launder stuff and wait. Basically keep your hair easy to comb, use tea tree shampoo if you can find it, and check often.

I am practically a pro at lice now. I did buy an electric comb which works wonders. It kills them on contact.

Kendra

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4 years ago 0 SimplyCatherine 111 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Thanks Davit for your support. It means a lot :)
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4 years ago 0 Davit 6252 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
As a boy living out in the booneys a source of income for kids was selling squirrel skins. Squirrels are very lousy. But the lice won't live on you because our temp is wrong. Bite yes, but they died quick. I do remember lice going through the school and my mother checking us. I remember being told not to let anyone wear my hat. It passed though and all was okay again. I don't think if you had lice in your house they would live long away from a warm body. Not like bed bugs. During the first world war lice spread because of close proximity. They are a problem because they can jump but not far. 
This lice concern will pass, but the thought of them makes me shiver. Fortunately I got through school without human lice.

Davit

Talking about it does lessen it.
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4 years ago 0 SimplyCatherine 111 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Thanks for the insights Davit.  Truth bee told though, I get obsessed and anxious about the idea of plain old lice. I am afraid of all the extra work and I hate bugs. I am barely managing to keep my home under control, kind of. I can't imagine how I would manage any kind of lice infestation… The sheer thought makes me anxious and makes me want to cry...
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4 years ago 0 Davit 6252 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Miss use of words causes anxiety. Lice isn't the problem but the word super. Super denotes something you can't fix. It is a false use of the word. I have two super bugs. I'm not contagious but it scares people people who don't know they probably have them too but are not diagnosed. What does the super mean. In my case it means I have to use a different antibiotic is all. No big deal there are lots to choose from. So I will be stuck with this label for ever that means nothing.
Just like the alcohol hand sterilizer in hospitals. It takes fifteen minutes to work and is over as soon as it evaporates. It is aimed more at the common cold and the flu than any so called super bug. 
Just like smart denotes something better. Another misuse of a word. 

Davit
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4 years ago 0 SimplyCatherine 111 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
This morning I opened my computer and went to check my email. When I got on the yahoo page I saw an article title which was about Super HEad Lice. I couldn't help but read it. It freaked me out and I began obsessing. I lost a whole hour just reading up on Super Head Lice and obsessing and freaking out. Now I am super anxious. And I feel like crying.

And now I am afraid that my kiddo and thus my family will get these Super Lice once he goes to school. Ugh! It's like my mind is stuck and I keep obsessing!

It's exhausting and uncomfortable, this obsessive thinking and anxiety!

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