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Last saturday we treated my DD (5) for lice since we found both lice and nits in her hair. We've since found lice for a couple days after that and eggs everyday since then. It's only been a week but I feel like I can't hug my DD or cuddle with her and she can't touch anyone else. I used to lay down with her every night and I can't do that now or I'll get them! (DH is a nurse that's checked my hair about 3 times and has found nothing).
Everyday I can't tell you how many times I vacume, change sheets, and We've gone through a 116 load bucket of detergent cleaning clothing and bedding in hot water just within the last week!
I'm going insane, I feel like we can't go anywhere or have anyone over because of the "SHAME" of having lice. I feel so dirty and I feel like if I even touch my hair with clean hands I'm going to get it too. It's breaking my heart to not be able to be close to my DD. We have 3 boys too that don't understand so they're all over her at times and I have to pull them away.
When will it end? We're supposed to give the second treatment on day 9 which will be Monday but I'm so done. I can't stand this anymore! :( Any encouragement? Advice? This is a nightmare!
Asked by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Oct. 5, 2012 in Kids' Health
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