It's DAY TWO. I came home from my cottage where I had been sleeping in a tent with my little cousins, and got a phonecall the next day....LICE INFESTATION!!!! YIKES!!!! As an adult with no kids, I can honestly say that I haven't given lice a second thought for 20 some years... My mother found a nit on my head, so I flew into a panic and bought the super toxic R&C shampoo and did a dose. After the treatment, I found about 25 nits with the nit comb. Then, I went to the internet, and read all this stuff! Well, last night I covered my head in mayo, saran wrap, and slept through the night... Nit combed again in the morning and found about 4 more nits. Doused my head in organic wine vinegar, nit-combed again, and found 2 more nits. I'm starting to feel like some kind of lice warrior now.... They don't stand a chance! I am now covered in cetaphyl. I will rinse tomorrow morning, and have my mother do one really thorough nit-combing... (it's hard to do a good job by yourself!!!) I washed and bagged all linins, luggage, clothes, and boiled the evil culprit straw hat that ALL the little kids had on their head at sometime or another, and vacumed my mattress. Last night...(with the mayonnaise saranwrap extravaganze) I slept with a towel over my pillow case, which I washed this morning, and I'll throw the linins in the dryer again just in case before bedtime.... I checked my mom and sister, and they look clear, but I washed all their linins and clothes too, and I'll keep checking their heads as I check my own. Thank God I've had the last couple days off! (Not that its a very fun way to spend your holidays...)
I still haven't laid eyes on an actual louse... Hopefully there were only a stowaway or two, and they've been eradicated.
Here's the question... Do you think I should still do the second treatment in 5 days, even if I see no nits? I wish I could detatch my own head and check, because it's so hard to do myself, and I am reluctant to trust my mom, who seems rather laisser-faire about the whole thing....