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    Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a week!) I
    have found to my horror that I have caught the little blighters from
    someone in my class. I'm sure you can imagine my dismay! Our school
    policy is to send children home if we suspect they have them (we have
    permission forms to check from parents) but all to often they come back
    still with them, but the parents insist they have treated them or don't
    want to know. I am now at my wits end! Can anyone suggest what I can do?
    Thanks in advance, Emma.

    On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 04:49:56 -0500, emma wrote:

    [q1]> Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a week!)[/q1]
    [q1]> I have found to my horror that I have caught the little blighters from[/q1]
    [q1]> someone in my class. I'm sure you can imagine my dismay! Our school[/q1]
    [q1]> policy is to send children home if we suspect they have them (we have[/q1]
    [q1]> permission forms to check from parents) but all to often they come[/q1]
    [q1]> back still with them, but the parents insist they have treated them or[/q1]
    [q1]> don't want to know. I am now at my wits end! Can anyone suggest what I[/q1]
    [q1]> can do? Thanks in advance, Emma.[/q1]

    Go to the chemist and get some shampoo that kills them off and a comb.
    Its not the end of the world.

    regards,
    --
    IanL

    Ian wrote in message ...
    [q1]>On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 04:49:56 -0500, emma wrote:[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q2]>> Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a[/q2]
    [q2]>> week!) I have found to my horror that I have caught the little[/q2]
    [q2]>> blighters from someone in my class. I'm sure you can imagine my[/q2]
    [q2]>> dismay! Our school policy is to send children home if we suspect they[/q2]
    [q2]>> have them (we have permission forms to check from parents) but all to[/q2]
    [q2]>> often they come back still with them, but the parents insist they[/q2]
    [q2]>> have treated them or don't want to know.[/q2]

    That is a bit extreme. Head lice are EXTREMELY unpleasant, but not a
    serious health problem. Main tactic used by my village primary is to
    publicise effective treatments and issue EVERY child with a cheap
    plastic nit comb.

    I am
    [q2]>> now at my wits end! Can anyone suggest what I can do? Thanks in[/q2]
    [q2]>> advance, Emma.[/q2]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>Go to the chemist and get some shampoo that kills them off and a[/q1]
    [q1]>comb. Its[/q1]
    not the
    [q1]>end of the world.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    Do not use the Organo-Phosphate based lice shampoos. There are VERY
    serious concerns about the long term effects, similar to the
    problems with farmers and organo-phosphate based sheep dips. Best
    way is to comb through the hair with the fine toothed comb after
    washing and using a conditioner. The conditioner stops the insects
    from clinging to the hairs. If you can get a mint and tea tree oil
    based shampoo and conditioner, so much the better, as it temporarily
    paralyses the insects.

    "Bob Spowart" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]| Ian wrote in message ...[/q1]
    [q1]| >On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 04:49:56 -0500, emma wrote:[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >> Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a[/q1]
    [q1]| >> week!) I have[/q1]
    found
    [q1]| >> to my horror that I have caught the little blighters from someone[/q1]
    in my
    [q1]| >> class. I'm sure you can imagine my dismay! Our school policy is[/q1]
    to send
    [q1]| >> children home if we suspect they have them (we have permission[/q1]
    forms to
    [q1]| >> check from parents) but all to often they come back still with[/q1]
    them, but
    [q1]| >> the parents insist they have treated them or don't want to know.[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]| That is a bit extreme. Head lice are EXTREMELY unpleasant, but not a[/q1]
    serious
    [q1]| health problem. Main tactic used by my village primary is to publicise[/q1]
    [q1]| effective[/q1]
    treatments
    [q1]| and issue EVERY child with a cheap plastic nit comb.[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]| I am[/q1]
    [q1]| >> now at my wits end! Can anyone suggest what I can do? Thanks in[/q1]
    advance,
    [q1]| >> Emma.[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >Go to the chemist and get some shampoo that kills them off and a[/q1]
    comb. Its
    [q1]| not the[/q1]
    [q1]| >end of the world.[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| Do not use the Organo-Phosphate based lice shampoos. There are VERY[/q1]
    serious
    [q1]| concerns about the long term effects, similar to the problems with[/q1]
    farmers
    [q1]| and organo-phosphate based sheep dips. Best way is to comb through the[/q1]
    [q1]| hair with the fine toothed comb[/q1]
    after
    [q1]| washing and using a conditioner. The conditioner stops the insects[/q1]
    from
    [q1]| clinging to the hairs. If you can get a mint and tea tree oil based[/q1]
    [q1]| shampoo and[/q1]
    conditioner, so
    [q1]| much the better, as it temporarily paralyses the insects.[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]

    Or buy the battery-operated comb that zaps the little monsters as it
    meets them. Same problem at my grandson's school till I bought one, A
    comb through the hair as he came home from school and you could actually
    hear them being killed.
    --
    Pam

    ^¿^
    ========

    http://members.optushome.com.au/anth...ullmethod.html

    We seem to have developed a resistant strain of head lice in this neck
    of the woods. In desperation, I searched the web one night and came up
    with this remedy! Many families in our school are using it now with
    great success.

    Best of luck

    emma wrote:

    [q1]> Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a week!)[/q1]
    [q1]> I have found to my horror that I have caught the little blighters from[/q1]
    [q1]> someone in my class. I'm sure you can imagine my dismay! Our school[/q1]
    [q1]> policy is to send children home if we suspect they have them (we have[/q1]
    [q1]> permission forms to check from parents) but all to often they come[/q1]
    [q1]> back still with them, but the parents insist they have treated them or[/q1]
    [q1]> don't want to know. I am now at my wits end! Can anyone suggest what I[/q1]
    [q1]> can do? Thanks in advance, Emma.[/q1]

    So, you've just found out the head's a louse, no change there then
    [q1] Roger )[/q1]
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    On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 09:49:56 -0000, "emma"
    <[email protected] m> wrote:

    [q1]>Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a week!)[/q1]
    [q1]>I have found to my horror that I have caught the little blighters from[/q1]
    [q1]>someone in my class. I'm sure you can imagine my dismay! Our school[/q1]
    [q1]>policy is to send children home if we suspect they have them (we have[/q1]
    [q1]>permission forms to check from parents) but all to often they come back[/q1]
    [q1]>still with them, but the parents insist they have treated them or don't[/q1]
    [q1]>want to know. I am now at my wits end! Can anyone suggest what I can[/q1]
    [q1]>do? Thanks in advance, Emma.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    Try being a parent as well then. My kids bring the buggers home with
    monotonous regularity. And as parent and teacher I would be really
    annoyed if my kids were sent home for it too. We treat them, we comb and
    examine at least once a week, often more. I don't know what more we can
    do. Seems epidemic right now.

    --
    Regards, Chris (remove the O-word to reply by e-mail) Personal homepage
    at www.bolus.org.uk School page at www.sherwoodhall.notts.sch.uk ******
    Please don't email in html ******

    The debate goes on ....

    I have had lots of itchy kids in my class, and was always quick to say
    that the parents should sort it out until my own daughter started school
    in Sept. Oh how I eat my words!

    Son (now Y3) had the monsters, and they were easily dealt withas he has
    very short hair. With my daughter, on the other hand , it's not so easy.
    She has mid length, thick, slightly wavy hair.I have tried:
    - two different types of shampoo, at the small cost of £22
    - All sizes of comb, I use the comb daily
    - tea tree this that and the other
    - conditioner
    - zappers -swearing very loudly -putting her hair back every day

    And, she still has them. I don't know what else I can do, and now have
    resigned myself to the fact that all I can do is comb her hair each
    night, and hope I get them all eventually, at least by the time she
    leaves home.

    Last resort - shaving all her hair off, but she's not too keen,

    Sarah

    Roger Watson <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]> emma wrote:[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q2]> > Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a[/q2]
    [q2]> > week!) I have found[/q2]
    to my
    [q2]> > horror that I have caught the little blighters from someone in my[/q2]
    [q2]> > class.[/q2]
    I'm
    [q2]> > sure you can imagine my dismay! Our school policy is to send[/q2]
    [q2]> > children[/q2]
    home
    [q2]> > if we suspect they have them (we have permission forms to check from[/q2]
    [q2]> > parents) but all to often they come back still with them, but the[/q2]
    parents
    [q2]> > insist they have treated them or don't want to know. I am now at my[/q2]
    [q2]> > wits end! Can anyone suggest what I can do? Thanks in advance, Emma.[/q2]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]> So, you've just found out the head's a louse, no change there then [/q1]
    [q1]> Roger )[/q1]
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    We no longer send kids home, which seems much fairer. I think if we did,
    we'd have rather a lack of pupils. I can't believe that after 11 years
    of teaching, I've never had lice. I put it down to hair dye and hair
    mousse! These are the only 2 things I have not tried on my daughter, and
    her visitors remain extremely persistent.

    Sarah Chris Bolus <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    [q1]> On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 09:49:56 -0000, "emma"[/q1]
    [q1]> <[email protected] m> wrote:[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q2]> >Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a[/q2]
    [q2]> >week!) I have found to[/q2]
    my
    [q2]> >horror that I have caught the little blighters from someone in[/q2]
    [q2]> >my class.[/q2]
    I'm
    [q2]> >sure you can imagine my dismay! Our school policy is to send children[/q2]
    home
    [q2]> >if we suspect they have them (we have permission forms to check from[/q2]
    [q2]> >parents) but all to often they come back still with them, but the[/q2]
    [q2]> >parents insist they have treated them or don't want to know. I am[/q2]
    [q2]> >now at my wits end! Can anyone suggest what I can do? Thanks in[/q2]
    [q2]> >advance, Emma.[/q2]
    [q2]> >[/q2]
    [q1]> Try being a parent as well then. My kids bring the buggers home with[/q1]
    [q1]> monotonous regularity. And as parent and teacher I would be really[/q1]
    [q1]> annoyed if my kids were sent home for it too. We treat them, we comb[/q1]
    [q1]> and examine at least once a week, often more. I don't know what more[/q1]
    [q1]> we can do. Seems epidemic right now.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]> --[/q1]
    [q1]> Regards, Chris (remove the O-word to reply by e-mail) Personal[/q1]
    [q1]> homepage at www.bolus.org.uk School page at[/q1]
    [q1]> www.sherwoodhall.notts.sch.uk ****** Please don't email in html ******[/q1]

    Thanks for the advice. Going to buy a zappa asap. I know this isn't the
    end of the world (Ian), but it has become a serious problem in our
    school, and i seem to be spending an unreasonable amount of time sending
    kids home, writing letters to parents or checking kids hair. This was
    just the last straw... especially as the bl***y shampoo cost me £9.50!
    Anyway, I'll try the tea-tree shampoo next time - much cheaper! Emma.

    On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 10:14:22 -0000, "Bob Spowart"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>Ian wrote in message ...[/q1]
    [q2]>>On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 04:49:56 -0500, emma wrote:[/q2]
    [q2]>>[/q2]
    [q3]>>> Hello folks! Having just checked my head (as I always do once a[/q3]
    [q3]>>> week!) I have found to my horror that I have caught the little[/q3]
    [q3]>>> blighters from someone in my class. I'm sure you can imagine my[/q3]
    [q3]>>> dismay! Our school policy is to send children home if we suspect[/q3]
    [q3]>>> they have them (we have permission forms to check from parents) but[/q3]
    [q3]>>> all to often they come back still with them, but the parents insist[/q3]
    [q3]>>> they have treated them or don't want to know.[/q3]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>That is a bit extreme. Head lice are EXTREMELY unpleasant, but not a[/q1]
    [q1]>serious health problem. Main tactic used by my village primary is to[/q1]
    [q1]>publicise effective treatments and issue EVERY child with a cheap[/q1]
    [q1]>plastic nit comb.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    One tip: cat flea combs are identical and a fraction of the price of
    those marketed as "nit combs".
    --
    Regards, Chris (remove the O-word to reply by e-mail) Personal homepage
    at www.bolus.org.uk School page at www.sherwoodhall.notts.sch.uk ******
    Please don't email in html ******

    Sarah Gibson wrote in message <[email protected] uk>...
    [q1]>We no longer send kids home, which seems much fairer. I think if we[/q1]
    [q1]>did, we'd have rather a lack of pupils. I can't believe that after 11[/q1]
    [q1]>years of teaching, I've never had lice. I put it down to hair dye and[/q1]
    [q1]>hair mousse! These are the only 2 things I have not tried on my[/q1]
    [q1]>daughter, and her visitors remain extremely persistent.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    Sending the children with hair lice home from school seems a rather
    risky strategy to me. After all, they probably caught the little
    b*******s there!!

    Tameside Emerald CSC wrote in message <[email protected]>.. .
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>Are there any male teachers who've ever had nits?[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>I've been teaching for 10 years and never had them, but I did as a kid.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>One of my friends is a pharmacist and says that adult males don't[/q1]
    [q1]>get nits...[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>I was just wondering if he was right.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    I've had them. Caught the bloody things off my daughter!

    On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 17:44:01 -0000, "Tameside Emerald CSC"
    <[email protected]> put down the cat and picked up the mouse:

    snip

    [q1]>Are there any male teachers who've ever had nits?[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>I've been teaching for 10 years and never had them, but I did as a kid.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>One of my friends is a pharmacist and says that adult males don't[/q1]
    [q1]>get nits...[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>I was just wondering if he was right.[/q1]

    One of our teachers said that her old head, a male, had about 3 hairs
    and still got nits.
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    In article <[email protected]>, Tameside Emerald CSC says...
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>Emma Williamson <[email protected] m> wrote in message[/q1]
    [q1]>news:[email protected]...[/q1]
    [q1]>| Thanks for the advice. Going to buy a zappa asap. I know this[/q1]
    [q1]>| isn't the[/q1]
    [q1]>end[/q1]
    [q1]>| of the world (Ian), but it has become a serious problem in our[/q1]
    [q1]>| school, and[/q1]
    [q1]>i[/q1]
    [q1]>| seem to be spending an unreasonable amount of time sending kids home,[/q1]
    [q1]>| writing letters to parents or checking kids hair. This was just the[/q1]
    [q1]>| last straw... especially as the bl***y shampoo cost me £9.50! Anyway,[/q1]
    [q1]>| I'll try the tea-tree shampoo next time - much cheaper! Emma.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>Are there any male teachers who've ever had nits?[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>I've been teaching for 10 years and never had them, but I did as a kid.[/q1]

    As long as they were good irish rebel nits you'll be ok

    [q1]>One of my friends is a pharmacist and says that adult males don't[/q1]
    [q1]>get nits...[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>I was just wondering if he was right.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>Willie.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]

    Bhilly, Bhilly, Bhilly.... You should know better. Head Lice only like
    clean hair. That ensures that you are well out of the equation.

    On Sun, 18 Nov 2001 17:44:01 -0000, "Tameside Emerald CSC"
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>Are there any male teachers who've ever had nits?[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>I've been teaching for 10 years and never had them, but I did as a kid.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>One of my friends is a pharmacist and says that adult males don't[/q1]
    [q1]>get nits...[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>I was just wondering if he was right.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    He's wrong. I've had them from my own kids. Admittedly only once, I lose
    count of the times the kids have had them, but I have had them.

    --
    Regards, Chris (remove the O-word to reply by e-mail) Personal homepage
    at www.bolus.org.uk School page at www.sherwoodhall.notts.sch.uk ******
    Please don't email in html ******

    A teacher with a Replaceable head WOWWWW!

    Can I change mine??

    I see that the sex can be selected too!!

    Mo

    Lat: 52° 22' 55" N Lon: 0° 41' 52" W

    Sheila :-D <[email protected]> wrote in message
    [q2]> >I was just wondering if he was right.[/q2]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]> One of our teachers said that her old head, a male, had about 3 hairs[/q1]
    [q1]> and still got nits.[/q1]
    [q1]> --[/q1]
    [q1]> Sheila D (Remove e to mail.)[/q1]

    On Thu, 22 Nov 2001 18:13:49 GMT, Greigy <[email protected]> wrote:
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]>Bhilly, Bhilly, Bhilly.... You should know better. Head Lice only like[/q1]
    [q1]>clean hair. That ensures that you are well out of the equation.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    Nah. My son sweats profusely in his ice hockey helmet twice a week. He
    washes his hair with the regularity of any small boy (ie infrequently).
    But still he gets them.
    --
    Regards, Chris (remove the O-word to reply by e-mail) Personal homepage
    at www.bolus.org.uk School page at www.sherwoodhall.notts.sch.uk ******
    Please don't email in html ******

    Greigy <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    [q1]| In article <[email protected]>, Tameside Emerald CSC says...[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >Emma Williamson <[email protected] m> wrote in message[/q1]
    [q1]| >news:[email protected]...[/q1]
    [q1]| >| Thanks for the advice. Going to buy a zappa asap. I know this[/q1]
    [q1]| >| isn't the[/q1]
    [q1]| >end[/q1]
    [q1]| >| of the world (Ian), but it has become a serious problem in our[/q1]
    [q1]| >| school,[/q1]
    and
    [q1]| >i[/q1]
    [q1]| >| seem to be spending an unreasonable amount of time sending kids[/q1]
    [q1]| >| home, writing letters to parents or checking kids hair. This was[/q1]
    [q1]| >| just the[/q1]
    last
    [q1]| >| straw... especially as the bl***y shampoo cost me £9.50! Anyway,[/q1]
    [q1]| >| I'll try the tea-tree shampoo next time - much cheaper! Emma.[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >Are there any male teachers who've ever had nits?[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >I've been teaching for 10 years and never had them, but I did[/q1]
    [q1]| >as a kid.[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]| As long as they were good irish rebel nits you'll be ok[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]| >One of my friends is a pharmacist and says that adult males don't get[/q1]
    [q1]| >nits...[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >I was just wondering if he was right.[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >Willie.[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]|[/q1]
    [q1]| Bhilly, Bhilly, Bhilly.... You should know better. Head Lice only like[/q1]
    clean
    [q1]| hair. That ensures that you are well out of the equation.[/q1]

    That's funny! or That's funny? You choose!

    Willie,

    Chris Bolus <[email protected]ED> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    [q1]| On Thu, 22 Nov 2001 18:13:49 GMT, Greigy[/q1]
    [q1]| <[email protected]> wrote:[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| >Bhilly, Bhilly, Bhilly.... You should know better. Head Lice[/q1]
    [q1]| >only like[/q1]
    clean
    [q1]| >hair. That ensures that you are well out of the equation.[/q1]
    [q1]| >[/q1]
    [q1]| Nah. My son sweats profusely in his ice hockey helmet twice a week. He[/q1]
    [q1]| washes his hair with the regularity of any small boy (ie[/q1]
    [q1]| infrequently). But still he gets them.[/q1]

    Ignore Greigy, he's mentally unstable!

    Willie
 
 
 
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