Dd has lice and she *must* have gotten it from mom because 'I have never even seen lice'. Well DD's been gone for a while to their house and I think if she had it when she left, wouldn't the rest of us have it? Maybe?
So I know nothing about the little creatures so I researched. Still dumb founded. I don't find lice or nits or anything else in dd's hair. After $27 of frantically buying the best over the counter treatment and quickly racing home to get started before anything gets infested here, I find, build up, normal dandruff and a sun burn that is peeling. I ask 'Dd when is the last time you washed your hair?'
'well I wash it every day at the pool when I go swimming...'
'you wash your hair with shampoo at the pool? Cool!'
'no I just get it wet and the chemicals wash it'
'so when is the last time you took a bath and washed your body?'
'I don't know-- it's been like, well it was this week -- I just lost track of what day'
'are you kidding me????'
'what!!!?? Is that bad?!'
' you must wash your body every single day. You must wash your hair at least every other day with shampoo and with soap and wash cloth. In between your toes, and behind your ears and absolutely do not forget your privates and your pits!!'
'well the pool is like a big bath and it's clean because there are no bugs'
Omg. I give up
So ladies-- who has had lice? I've called all of my friends. No one has had lice and can't help me. I had it once at 12 (ironically at BD and SMs house) no offense anyone just ironic to me.
But I do not see what I remember seeing back then. And I remember it was traumatizing. Embarrassing.
Apparently though a medical professional looked at Dd and said yes she has a very bad infestation. It's VERY bad. Dd said yes this is true that did happen. But after washing her hair really good and then drying it, I find nothing. I used the comb and scratched her scalp in certain places and I get white flakes which I am not surprised she actually has always had this kind of 'build up' dander if you scratch the scalp. I do see that she must have scratched her neck and back of head because she has some scratch marks but she says her head does not itch at all. Even after NOT finding anything as I read I would find, I still treated her an did the comb thingy. I got nothing. Nothing came out. The little flakes I was scratch off her scalp were way too small to get pulled out by the comb. So we washed and conditioned again and there is nothing. No flakes. No bugs. No eggs. No nits. I was told she had huge eggs and I see nothing. Am I missing something here? Please help and then laugh with me while I think of a great response to this email I got about how I need to clean my house....
Oh! And if anyone is wondering... The cell phone was turned off, taken away and is not allowed in the home. Even though it was agreed to and court ordered. Apparently she cried two nights because the answer is no we don't know her number. And when she said I know it by heart they said they couldnt allow her to because there was a law that said they could not call my number??? Wtf?