Are nits evolving? Are they becoming resilient to treatment? WTF is the deal with NITS?! How have we not eradicated them by now?
I can’t even. The little buggers have been breeding on the heads in my son’s classroom all term.
From non-toxic to a fully chemical-laden solution, the options out there seem to have all bases covered. So why are there still a gazillion nits? Every morning I spray my son’s hair with a little home-made concoction of tea-tree, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils praying the filthy, creepy little critters stay true to their promise of hating the oils so much they don’t come anywhere near him.
I’ve been using the same recipe since he was in preschool and five years later we’re still in the lead with no nits coming home. So far. Though I am scratching my head as I type. What is it about nits that make you itchy at the very thought? Right up there with chicken pox. Scratch scratch scratch.
While we’ve been lucky to so far avoid nits, we weren’t so lucky with warts.
In preschool my son got his first wart on the back of his hand. With a number of anaphylactic allergies, his immune system is somewhat compromised, so doesn’t fight viruses like healthy kids. Every single wart treatment from the chemist just seemed to encourage more warts to grow.
Then the unimaginable happened, despite being fully immunised, my son contracted whooping cough.
While some kids are fine with a dose of antibiotics and little more than an annoying cough, children with a compromised immune system and severe asthma like my son, are not so lucky.