Head lice

Discussion in 'Phobias' started by Rinka, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    I have quite recently discovered that I have a huge fear or phobia for getting head lice.
    I have to explain here...

    About 7 years ago, while in my early 20s I discovered that I had head lice for the first time in my live. I first found an egg or nit on one of my hears that feel out. It was quite particular. Usually when you have something on your hair you are easily able to remove it form the hair itself, but nits are kind of glued to it, so you don't get them off your hair.

    Well is discovered this, my head then started to itch really badly. I was so ashamed that I might have lice, that I didn't go to a gp for at least 2 weeks. But then I had to go, because I was preparing to go to an archaeological excavation trip for 4 weeks. The GP then found them and gave me a remedy, a sort of poison. I applied it to my hear, but... they survived.
    During this trip, I still had them and the whole time is so ashamed, I had to cancel after 1 week.
    I then had proper treatment, which killed all of them, but this experience just left me in tears.

    Now 7 years later, I still get an itchy head if someone just talked about those bastards.
    I recently thought I had them again, because my head started itching again. It was just dunduff though, but I had panic attacks and felt so dirty and disgusting.

    That's when I realised that I have a phobia against those little bastards.
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  3. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    Wow. Thas crazy. The chemical you talk about though is a pesticide. Surprisedit didn't work. Although sometimes it's takes more than 1 treatment. Lice isn't exactly my phobia but, I know what you mean when you say your head itches at the thought of it. Mine does too. I got lice a few times in my childhood. I kinda lived in poverty so I got it more than I should as a child. It's safe to say though .. Although it's not my phobia. .. they are still disgusting. :yuck:
  4. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    What I found out about the pesticide, is that some lice populations are almost immune to it. So I must have had some of those. The good thing though was that my sister got me a physical working thing. It works in a way that it blocks their breathing organs, from the adult lice and the nits. So they basically choke to death (brutal I know). They can't get immune to that. But you have repeat it.

    I just also realised that while I was writing this, my head started to itch and I started to become a bit panicky :bored:
    Those bastards!!!
  5. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    You shouldn't feel ashamed to have had nits because nits only go onto clean hair. If you had dirty hair they wouldn't like it. So the fact that you had nits goes to prove that you have clean hair. I can understand how you must be scared of getting them again as you were so embarrassed before when you had them. If your hair is long, try tying it up when you are out. Nits can pass from a table. If someone with long hair and nits has let their hair drape across the table, and then you go and sit in the same spot. You could pick up the nits if you let your hair drape where the other person did. If you tie up your hair you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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  6. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    Yep. My head itches right now. Lol. Yep. Here in alabama we have alot of odd ways of getting rid of lice. For 1 mayonaise.the egg the mayoanise I'ds supposed to do what? Make them die of high cholesterol. Lol. One that has worked though is vinager. The high acidity levels basically burns them to death. Yikes. And of course .. hair dye. The ammonia in the dye is supposed to I guess, poison them? We are querky folk down here . Lol. My friend in school didn't have a choice but to try home remedies because apparently she was allergic to the pesticide in the lice treatment. Yikes. Poor girl. That's how I learned of these treatments. But from what I hear... the vinager treatment is the real deal. Her mom soaked her hair in the vinager and bought a shower cap and left it in her hair for a couple of hours.
  7. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Ha ha ha! Fat nits! ha ha ha :D:D

    I did actually have nits a number of years ago. It must have been about twenty years ago now as I was living down on the south coast at that time. I got rid of them by using a special shampoo specifically for nits. I've never had them again and I had forgotten all about it till now.

    My nits weren't fat nits though. My nits were lean and fit, real gladiators but I won the fight against them pretty easy. :woot:
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  8. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member


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