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GdBSN has 6 years experience as a RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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SandIsMyGlitterRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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On 11/14/2019 at 10:44 AM, heron said:

I once worked in a university health service, evening shift in the infirmary. One of my duties was to triage after-hours calls from students. One evening around 10pm, I received a panicked call from a young woman that she had given her boyfriend pubic lice (“crabs”). I told her to come in with her boyfriend and I would check them out. The young lady did, indeed, have pubic lice, but no nits. Boyfriend, on the other hand, had lice AND nits of every hairy surface of his body: head, facial hair, eyebrows, chest/arm/leg hair, pubic hair!!!! I couldn’t believe it ... and neither did the docs who reviewed the visit the next day. But I know what I saw. I itch just remembering it.

EWWWW!!! And now I am itching all over!!!!!!!  Psychological itch is contagious!

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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JUST when you thought it was safe to go back in the water....boom.!!!!

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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On 11/14/2019 at 9:24 AM, AdobeRN said:

I was just about to post this....I worked for an optometrist and saw a case of this - eyes were all irritated like pink eye and ended up being crabs on the lashes! Crazy!

......just passed out.....

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Okay, so what about a really old woman who complained of her eyes itching , some irritation. Went to an eye Dr. And he said she had the lice on eyelashes. They have treated her for it. This is my mother. She's in her 90s. No way she's having any sexual relationships. And you all are saying the eyelash lice are from pubic also. So where are hers coming from? She's clean in her hygiene, bathes daily, changes her clothes, Keeps her hair washed often. Keeps her laundry done. Keeps her house clean, mops and dusts frequently. 

So where did she contract lice in her eyelashes? 

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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48 minutes ago, LPN Retired said:

Okay, so what about a really old woman who complained of her eyes itching , some irritation. Went to an eye Dr. And he said she had the lice on eyelashes. They have treated her for it. This is my mother. She's in her 90s. No way she's having any sexual relationships. And you all are saying the eyelash lice are from pubic also. So where are hers coming from? She's clean in her hygiene, bathes daily, changes her clothes, Keeps her hair washed often. Keeps her laundry done. Keeps her house clean, mops and dusts frequently. 

So where did she contract lice in her eyelashes? 

I did a little research--turns out the type of lice that are in pubic hair are the lice that can be found in eye lashes, beards, mustaches, and armpits.  They're found in these hairs because of the coarser texture and shorter hairs (compared to head hair). Doesn't necessarily mean they were contracted sexually but it's the same type of louse. Also regular cleanliness doesn't kill lice of any type. 

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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The Immaculate Infection? 

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