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#27528 - 04/03/11 07:33 AM Ich and head lice
Luckymum Offline

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 29
Has anyone experience with their kids with ich and head lice. I got head lice from somewhere (no idea where) but cannot see it in my girls, but then apparently the lice eggs are white and I don't think I can distinguish between the eggs and scales perhaps?

Should I just treat their heads to be safe (already did it once but for less than recommended time)? And they don't seem to be scratching. And so far I have not seen any lice.
I have two daughters, both with nbCIE.

#27645 - 05/17/11 11:57 AM Re: Ich and head lice [Re: Luckymum]
scotsmum Offline

Registered: 08/25/07
Posts: 88
Loc: scotland, uk
If they're not scratching, I'd assume they have been lucky & haven't got it. My sons friend (female, long thick hair) always seems to be catching it but he has never got it so far. He's 6 with nbCIE. I think his scaly scalp repels the lice! smile

#27714 - 06/09/11 05:03 PM Re: Ich and head lice [Re: scotsmum]
melangelmusic Offline

Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 42
Loc: UK
Yeah, I was told once that those of us with Ichthyosis can't get headlice due to the scaling on our scalps. I've never had them anyway.
My name is Melanie, I'm 32 years old and am from the UK. I have Bullous Ichthyosis (EHK)and have a baby daughter with Bullous/EHK also. I run the website below;

#28080 - 11/19/11 05:24 AM Re: Ich and head lice [Re: Luckymum]


Edited by Hearsay (11/20/11 03:58 PM)

#28117 - 12/06/11 03:17 PM Re: Ich and head lice [Re: Luckymum]
sukseed Offline
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Registered: 12/06/11
Posts: 1
and another spammer.

Edited by Hearsay (12/13/11 10:28 PM)

#28130 - 12/13/11 12:00 AM Re: Ich and head lice [Re: Luckymum]
jacobrohinski Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 1
and yet another.

Edited by Hearsay (12/13/11 10:28 PM)

#28577 - 08/06/12 02:36 PM Re: Ich and head lice [Re: Luckymum]
mom4girls Offline

Registered: 07/20/10
Posts: 11
Loc: Spring, Tx
My kids have vulgaris and DO get lice. It's really hard to see the eggs. IMPOSSIBLE. I found something called LICE ICE that freezes the eggs and lice and washes out (but it's hard to find in stores). They do not have severe cases of IV, it's very mild and they have mild soft flakes, like orange sticky dandruff but only in spots. I would use the lice comb that finds lice to see if they had it. DO NOT treat hair if they don't have lice. I was tempted to do that a few times.
We kept getting it one year. Finally realized it was from a neighbor. We stopped doing sleepovers and haven't had any since then. If they do happen to come in contact with it, or are going to a sleep over (rare) I spray their hair with a lavender water as a preventative.
Mom to 4 beautiful daughters. Youngest has Ichthyosis Vulgaris. She also has a (nevus) birthmark on her face.

#28580 - 08/07/12 06:02 AM Re: Ich and head lice [Re: Luckymum]
Hearsay Offline


Registered: 01/16/04
Posts: 1449
Loc: Richmond, VA, USA
I absolutely dread the thought of my kids getting lice. There is no possible way that we could see it. So far, we have been fortunate.
Ichthyosis-en-Confetti Type 2
Husband, Nathan - 10, Elliot - 7, Oliver - 4, all affected.
I also have an unaffected daughter, age 8.

email: jennifer at confettiskin dot com
facebook - find me on "ichthyosis mommy spot" or "friends of ichthyosis"


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