Found one yesterday round my daughter's nether regions.
What information I've managed to glean off the web talks about taking medication to kill the worms, and then very draconian hygiene for several weeks.
And that's the bit I'm worried about. Housework is a big job as it is, but what do you do with this, if you don't have 3 house-ladies?
And this last bit just kills me:
Two weeks of non-stop housework, when there is a good chance they're coming from school anyway...
Have you had any experiences, and did you go through with all these measures, and did it make any difference?
asked 18 May '10, 12:43
We've had them several times. The medication is fairly quick and painless, but everyone in the house should take it, since they are so contagious there's a fair chance you'll all have them. We tend to just be a bit more careful than usual about hygiene e.g. remind the kids about hand washing, try to stop our middle one from sucking her thumb (this has so far proved impossible), make sure everyone wears knickers in bed.
From the point of view of them probably coming home from school anyway - we've always found it easiest to get rid of headlice during school holidays. It's not that long until a half term break where I am, is that the same for you? Perhaps wait and start the programme of eradication at the beginning of the school holidays?
answered 24 May '10, 12:08