If lice can't jump or fly - page 3

then why is my entire class getting lice? This is what a teacher asked me yesterday. Last week, two of her students had lice. Yesterday she brought me three more to "check their heads". I... Read More

  1. by   NurseBeans
    Quote from WineRN
    We have a "Swap hat day" in the winter which i think is silly in general, but last year i had a girl come down with live lice that morning who I specifically told NOT to participate.

    The teacher let her participate because she didn't want her to feel left out....
    Guess who was bullied into a full class check the next day?
    I can't...I just can't...swap hat day? For what reason? To what end? Just why? I think my goal at your school would be to end swap hat day, forever.

    I just can't understand the reasons...
  2. by   JMBnurse
    When my daughter was in 3rd grade, she came home one day with lice. As a nurse, I discovered it and had not received any warning or notification from the school. I promptly freaked out and proceeded to boil the entire contents of our house and everyone in the family was treated. I told the teacher that I had discovered the lice and treated everyone. To my knowledge, the other parents were not notified. No letter sent home. About a month later, I discovered my daughter had lice again and again I freaked out and repeated the whole treatment process again. Not long after that, my mother and I were attending a school program and my daughter and her classmates were sitting together on bleacher seats and we were across the gym and I was recording the program. As I looked through the video camera lens, focusing on my child, she was sitting next to her friend and their heads were right up against each other as they were reading the program. I kept recording as I watched this other little girl reach up and scratch her head every few seconds. I elbowed my mother, also a nurse, and said, "Well, that's how she keeps getting exposed". We educated my daughter not to put her head against another person's head or share hats, etc. unless she wanted to keep going through the lice shampoo treatment and the nit comb over and over again. Again, I told her teacher, but was surprised that a letter was never sent home to warn other parents. Thanks goodness, we never had to deal with lice again, but that is at least one way it happens, head against head... Great, now I'm itching...
  3. by   WineRN
    Quote from NurseBeans
    I can't...I just can't...swap hat day? For what reason? To what end? Just why? I think my goal at your school would be to end swap hat day, forever.

    I just can't understand the reasons...
    Me either. I mentioned my concerns to a teacher last year who immediately shot me down saying that she "was sure" that the kids don't have the hats on long enough for lice to be an issue. But some of the little ones traded for the entire day from what I saw.

    I'm itchy just reading this thread
  4. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from Windchaser22
    The status dramaticus surrounding head lice continues to amaze me. And with all this close contact they aren't worried about sharing virus and bacteria smh.
    I have brought this up, but they are pro team. I get it, and it is one reason I want my boys here.
  5. by   3ringnursing
    Here is the solution:



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  6. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from 3ringnursing
    Here is the solution:



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    But is it made by Under Armour? That's all most of my students care about.
  7. by   3ringnursing
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    But is it made by Under Armour? That's all most of my students care about.
    Why yes, yes of course!

    And it's approved by the OldDude RN Institute of Head Lice Research!
  8. by   3ringnursing
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    But is it made by Under Armour? That's all most of my students care about.
    Does this work?


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  9. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from 3ringnursing
    Does this work?


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    That would be perfect.
  10. by   Orca
    Quote from 3ringnursing
    Here is the solution:



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    That is brilliant.

    Back when there was a national hysteria about anthrax being spread through the mail, I found a company that was selling full hazmat suits. I was tempted to buy one to wear out to the mailbox just to mess with my neighbors.

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