Patient Comments: Head Lice - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with head lice infestation (pediculosis).

Comment from: TateColburn, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 17

My 8 year old son was home from school sick and I noticed him scratching his head. I said come here and let me see what you are scratching. I noticed a lot of nits and small sores on his head. We were in the car at this time. I pulled over and checked his head and there were a lot of nits and I found only one live small bug. I immediately went to Wal Mart and got a treatment for headline. We checked everyone in the homes hair and I notified his teacher and they checked the heads of the kids at school. No one else in the family or any of his classmates had lice, so I cannot figure out where it could have come from.

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Comment from: brennalee, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 06

Please tell me the order of events in treating for head lice. Last week I washed everyone's hair, washed all bedding and sprayed down mattresses, chairs and carpeting. Now 7 days later. I found an egg in my hair so when does this stop?

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