Serious Head Lice Issue in Indiana
HI there. We just moved to Indiana from California, and we are fighting head lice for the first time. My daughters are 5 and 10, and I am at my wit's end after spending close to $1000.oo on product. The nurse keeps telling me to get the nits out, and we comb out every morning and night, as well as treat their hair every 7 days with whatever I have not yet tried. We have a beautiful 4500 sq ft house with many new furniture pieces and newly painted walls, yet the school nurse says that the "house" may have had lice when we moved in. The 10 yr-old house was empty in August when we moved in, so I cannot fathom how there could have been lice in it. Please help me if you can. I have tried all of your suggestions, but we cannot get rid of this insipid creature. My 10 yr-old has gorgeous clean thick blonde hair, and my younger girl has straight blonde shoulder length hair, and I comb them out every morning and every night. I am going insane and broke with this. I pick the nits with my fingernails as my baby screams. The school nurse treats me like a terrible mother because the girls still have nits, and they are the "only ones" at school, in both the Kinder and 5th grade classes. Also, it is against school policy to send a note home stating that lice has been discovered at school, and the nurse doesn't have time to check all the kids. So my gut says the kids got the bugs at school, yet the school is not equipped to check all the kids. I even offered to get a parent group to check, but apparently that is against the law too. In California, I was on my friend's committee to check all the kids for lice. She was a non-working doctor, and the committee got it done in one day. I suggested that here in Indiana, and I was laughed out of the office because of the laws. What am I doing wrong?
Round Rock, Texas USA