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OK. I get a call to come down to middle school to check a boy's head that they think has lice. So when I get down there, he is sitting on the bench holding something in the palm of his hand. I ask him what that is, and he says that he got it out of his head!! There is was, a FULL GROWN, live louse crawling all over his hand!!!!!!! AAAHHHHHH. He said oh and earlier I flicked one across the room because I didn't know what it was!!!!!! UUUUGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! :eek: Thought I would share this story with you all!!!!

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Neveranurseagain has 26 years experience as a RN.

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I got an idea from one of my student's parents for school staff presents this year for Christmas. A family had lice and not just the bitty ones but ones the size of a watermelon seed. Mom cut several inches off her daughter's hair, and placed it in a gallon ziplock baggie and stuck it in a warm area. She checked it later in the week, and there was like an ant farm of lice scurrying around. So we nurses thought maybe we would give the staff lice farms, instead of ant farms. Great idea???

Another parent didn't have the $$$$ to treat the whole family for lice, so she went to Walmart and bought flea and tick shampoo for dogs....worked great and was less than 10 bucks to treat the whole family!

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mc3 has 12 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I got an idea from one of my student's parents for school staff presents this year for Christmas. A family had lice and not just the bitty ones but ones the size of a watermelon seed. Mom cut several inches off her daughter's hair, and placed it in a gallon ziplock baggie and stuck it in a warm area. She checked it later in the week, and there was like an ant farm of lice scurrying around. So we nurses thought maybe we would give the staff lice farms, instead of ant farms. Great idea???

Another parent didn't have the $$$$ to treat the whole family for lice, so she went to Walmart and bought flea and tick shampoo for dogs....worked great and was less than 10 bucks to treat the whole family!

I hope you told them the concentration of pesticide was much higher than lice shampoo, and that's probably not a good idea to be putting high concentrations of pesticides on their children's heads!!!

mc3:nurse:

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Neveranurseagain has 26 years experience as a RN.

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I hope you told them the concentration of pesticide was much higher than lice shampoo, and that's probably not a good idea to be putting high concentrations of pesticides on their children's heads!!!

mc3:nurse:

I did some teaching to the family but I think it went right over their head! :lol2: They told me since it was safe for dogs they thought it was safe for them too.

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and specializes in peds//ambulatory care/HH-private duty.

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Hi guys I just stumbled on this thread here and may I say . . . oops hold on a sec. . .

:barf02: Anyway I have a lot more respect for the challenges you face each and every day. LICE FARMS!! lol but can you imagine the pandemonium if a few of the critters managed to make their escape?? I'm starting to itch my head just thinking about it!

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mc3 has 12 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I did some teaching to the family but I think it went right over their head! :lol2: They told me since it was safe for dogs they thought it was safe for them too.

yeah, that happened to me before, too. :uhoh3:

mc3:nurse:

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luvschoolnursing has 23 years experience as a LPN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I like the ones that use the human lice shampoo on all the pets to make sure they get rid of the lice in the house. I try educating them that human lice does not live on animals, but often they are so freaked out, they treat everything but the fish! Poor kitty!

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Have you tried anything enzyme or oil based? They destroy the shells of the nits and then kill the lice so they don't come back. They are disguisting little buggers, aren't they? lol

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Honestly, I would call poison control re: pesticide poisoning.

Symptoms of poisoning by flea/tick treatments may include salivating, dilated pupils, shaking, vomiting and skin irritation

An April 2009 research report "Poison on Pets II" describes a study showing that high levels of pesticide residue can remain on a dog's or cat's fur for weeks after a flea collar is put on an animal. "Residue levels produced by some flea collars are so high that they pose a risk of cancer and damage to the neurological system of children up to 1,000 times higher than the EPA's acceptable levels."

An earlier NRDC study about "Poisons on Pets: Health Hazards from Flea and Tick Products," highlighted potential health hazards to humans and pets from flea collars and other flea and tick control products. This report stressed that because children's bodies and brains are still developing, they are more vulnerable and more sensitive than adults to the effects of toxic chemicals.

http://www.ehow.com/list_5809737_dangers-flea-tick-medications-dogs_.html#ixzz1BfsMb7u5

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SchoolNurseBSN has 4 years experience and specializes in school nursing.

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I like the ones that use the human lice shampoo on all the pets to make sure they get rid of the lice in the house. I try educating them that human lice does not live on animals, but often they are so freaked out, they treat everything but the fish! Poor kitty!

Hey, at least they are treating. I deal with a lot of families who take the free shampoo our district provides and do absolutely nothing with it!

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