ATTN: any bee who has worked with or has kids… HELP!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Is there any reason why you believe YOU would have lice? I am a teacher and have never been concerned about getting it from a student. Do you have blankets/pillows/hats you and your students both use? Are they touching your hair or you’re touching theirs? Do you share hair ties or brushes? If not I really don’t know why you would be very worried about lice.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’d be pulling my hair up high. What’s the big deal with it? Just do it while there is an outbreak, and once it’s been all clear for a week or so, wear it down again.

While you may not be actively doing anything that would cause lice to transfer to you (not sharing their brush, ha) – think about all the times you lean over and get close with the kids. I realized I do that a lot with my elementary students – I lean over to help them or look at their work, and my hair hangs down near theirs, and it may even touch. I’m not taking the risk!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This all seems dramatic.  Put your hair up for a few days, and don’t pat their heads.  Done!  🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am a teacher and get the slightly paranoid feeling like my head is itching too.  However, I agree with the PPs.  Just wear your hair up/braided for a few days and don’t worry.  We constantly have a “lice outbreak” at my school (we’re almost 900 students, so someone always has it).  I wear my hair up when it’s my class and don’t worry when it’s not.  I haven’t had a problem yet!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you do get lice, try tea tree oil shampoo. I always find it in shopper’s drug mart. As a kid I had really really long hair, and I got lice. My mom washed my hair with that a few times and it killed them all!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Keep your hair up and put product in it (hairspray, gel, whatever). Also put a couple drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo bottle and shake it up, apparently it’s supposed to help.

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