The 'reinfestations' are most likely caused by people slacking off on the combing, or doing one dose of a treatment and not removing all the eggs. The eggs are hard to kill and remove and take more effort - combing and pulling with the fingers if need be.
Decent knock-off combs can be bought on Ebay for 99p. Thy have the same design, with twists carved into the tines.
I don't agree with getting 'freebies' from an already strained NHS.
Midian - my kids are always getting lice & they come from a very good … Midian - my kids are always getting lice & they come from a very good home! They get them at school by head contact with somebody else who has head lice. Think about it - they're always hugging & doing group selfies etc.Last bout (in primary school) lasted a couple of years. We de-loused our kids x2 or x3 over 2-3 different weekends (to get rid of any latecomers that were eggs). Then 3 months later they were full of head lice again.Don't blame the kids or your friends, blame the parents of other kids who can't be bothered to intervene & let it spread.This time round (secondary school) my daughter only started to get itchy a few days ago and we got over 60 head lice out of her (abundant) hair!
Thank you for coming to the defence off my friend.
I wasn't blaming the children. I had lice as a child (and abundant hair) and understand if the children get it. I had it a few times but they seemed to get it so frequently now. I know lice only like clean hair, etc...
that it is on the increase in the general population makes sense. my friend just seemed to be fighting a losing battle. this will be another tool in her kit.
Look here although it's about time we moved on from referencing slavery … Look here although it's about time we moved on from referencing slavery at any opportunity
'According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term is of 20th Century coinage.' - ie a long time after slavery finished