A bad case of louse

23 Oct

I think I’ve got nits. My heads been itching for days. Okay so it might be because I haven’t washed it in over a week, I suspect that might be the case actually. It is now sticking to my head like a wetsuit helmet. But it still could be nits.

And I’ve had a phobia of nits ever since they used to show those magnified images at school. I mean look at them – just how many legs and protrusions and things does a nit need?  And then I got them and I was terrified.   I remember vividly standing in front of the mirror, hair just washed, with armies of nits escaping from my newly clean hair and scampering for their tiny nit lives down my forehead.  I remember the hot itchiness behind my ears. I remember the evil metal comb with its twisted spikes.  And I definitely don’t want them on my person again.

Even the words we use to describe the situation are horrible. Infected. Eggs. Hatched. Bloodsucker. Infestation.

It’d be marginally better if the relationship was even a little symbiotic. A bit of  give and take between me and the nits. I’ll scratch my head and make you some fresh blood, if you run your little scampery legs throuh my hair like an insect detangler. But no, it’s all about the nit. Sucking on your blood like a folicular vampire and  giving you back nothing but an itchy scalp and extra parental duties.

Extra parental duties because if I’ve got them, Big Milk is bound to have them too. So that’ll be a day off school and no time to put up my feet for the cleaning while we spend the day locking heads (okay maybe not literally, with all that jumping) around a bottle of Quit Nit.

Maybe I just won’t check their heads until tonight.

6 Responses to “A bad case of louse”

  1. jfb57 October 23, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    You are clearly in a state about this. They only go to clean hair so just don’t wash it! 🙂 Hugs!

  2. Kelloggsville October 23, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    If you are serious about nits then this http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/theliceprogram/theprogram.html is the best chemical free method of getting rid of them. You have to wage war on them to get of them properly.

  3. Jane Langan (@MuddynoSugar) October 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    I am itching just because you have mentioned them….ick.

  4. Mrs Teepot October 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Oh no! I used to get nits all the time as a kid, at least nowadays the shampoo doesn’t gas you!

  5. susie @newdaynewlesson October 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Technically it’s the lice not the nits that itch. The nits are in the eggs and not crawling over your head and sucking the blood. 🙂

    Try soft margarine or crisco rubbed in well over your hair then saran wrap your head overnight. Then wash with dish liquid and comb out.

    Or use pantene conditioner on DRY hair and comb with good comb in sections. (LIke the comb in this link : http://www.hintsandthings.com/nursery/lice6.htm )

    Good luck!

  6. Stephy October 24, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    I totally feel your pain. Now Buzz is in school, if He scratches his head for a mere second, I’m going through his hair with a fine tooth comb. I dread finding anything, the thought of seeing anything crawling in his hair freaks me out, never mind then trying to exterminate the horrid things.

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