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(The Big Story)   More and more schools are okay with precious little snowflake going to class with head lice because they don't want to embarrass the children. "Lice is icky, but it's not dangerous"   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 161
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2013-11-09 08:14:18 PM
We'll let kids with an infestation spread it to your kids, but if one so much as farts the odor of peanut butter they're expelled and slapped with a label to let the world how much of a little monster he really is.
 
2013-11-09 08:15:34 PM
I think subby has teachers confused with the administration.

Left to their own devices, teachers would tell the little brats(ie the selfish helicopter parents) to shut the fark up and get their kid some of that shampoo and keep the kid home until things are finished in the lice transmission risk department.

But teachers don't get to set policy. They just have to deal with it. A bunch of helicopter parents get on the PTA and read some books by people who never actually met a child but dream about it a lot and we get lice outbreaks.
 
2013-11-09 08:17:58 PM
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2013-11-09 08:19:15 PM
Pontius also doesn't send lice notes. "It gets out who had lice," she says, and there's no need to panic parents. Parents with elementary school-aged kids should check their children's hair for lice once a week anyway, she says. If they are doing that, then there's really no need for the notes.


Behold, the dumbest person on the face of the planet.

It gets out? Just let them know A student had it and ask them to check. Is that so hard? Jesus. I don't know any parent who checks their kid once a week for lice. What an idiot.
 
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2013-11-09 08:51:18 PM

NewportBarGuy: Pontius also doesn't send lice notes. "It gets out who had lice," she says, and there's no need to panic parents. Parents with elementary school-aged kids should check their children's hair for lice once a week anyway, she says. If they are doing that, then there's really no need for the notes.


Behold, the dumbest person on the face of the planet.

It gets out? Just let them know A student had it and ask them to check. Is that so hard? Jesus. I don't know any parent who checks their kid once a week for lice. What an idiot.


Let's not forget that super lice are out there and they're resistant to most treatments.  So that school is in for some excitement.
 
2013-11-09 09:03:35 PM

NFA: Let's not forget that super lice are out there and they're resistant to most treatments. So that school is in for some excitement.


Oh, that's just lovely. Figures. They've been using the same treatments for decades. Was bound to happen.
 
2013-11-09 09:08:04 PM

doyner: We'll let kids with an infestation spread it to your kids, but if one so much as farts the odor of peanut butter they're expelled and slapped with a label to let the world how much of a little monster he really is.


WAT?

Though the itching may feel from lice is due to allergic reaction to the bites, it's probably pretty rare that a child would go into anaphylactic shock and die from it. That's exactly what would happen with a peanut allergy.
 
2013-11-09 09:08:11 PM

NFA: NewportBarGuy: Pontius also doesn't send lice notes. "It gets out who had lice," she says, and there's no need to panic parents. Parents with elementary school-aged kids should check their children's hair for lice once a week anyway, she says. If they are doing that, then there's really no need for the notes.


Behold, the dumbest person on the face of the planet.

It gets out? Just let them know A student had it and ask them to check. Is that so hard? Jesus. I don't know any parent who checks their kid once a week for lice. What an idiot.

Let's not forget that super lice are out there and they're resistant to most treatments.  So that school is in for some excitement.


Unless they can phase shift that nasty little comb will get them... however resistant to the chemicals.
 
2013-11-09 09:12:04 PM

sno man: Unless they can phase shift that nasty little comb will get them... however resistant to the chemicals.


Problem is, the parents are not health care professionals. You think they scrape every strand down to the scalp? You're going to see wide variances in effectiveness of treatment depending on who is doing the treating. I'm not so much concerned as to spreading it, but killing them effectively on the active patient.
 
2013-11-09 09:15:20 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: it's probably pretty rare that a child would go into anaphylactic shock and die from it.


Which is also true of peanuts.

We had peanut butter in school lunch at least once a week my whole childhood and you could bring peanuts and other legumes in with you in the brown paper bag.

Total deaths? 0
Total incidents? 0
Total kids with food allergies? Not 0.

That over protection is what causes the allergies in the first place.
 
2013-11-09 09:21:33 PM
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"Are you not entertained?"
 
2013-11-09 09:22:57 PM

NewportBarGuy: Pontius also doesn't send lice notes. "It gets out who had lice," she says, and there's no need to panic parents. Parents with elementary school-aged kids should check their children's hair for lice once a week anyway, she says. If they are doing that, then there's really no need for the notes.


Behold, the dumbest person on the face of the planet.

It gets out? Just let them know A student had it and ask them to check. Is that so hard? Jesus. I don't know any parent who checks their kid once a week for lice. What an idiot.


I think it's more of that anti-bullying rhetoric. If the other kids find out you have lice, you'll be giving up your lunch money for the rest of the year.
 
2013-11-09 09:24:09 PM

doglover: Which is also true of peanuts.


At a local school on the island, if you bring PB+anything to school for lunch, they make you sit separately. These people are morons. We've got an active study going on that is pretty damn near to concluding that 90% of people who think they have an allergy to penicillin actually don't.

Psycho-somatic responses are far to powerful in many aspects of these things.

I am NOT trying to say they are all fake. There are legitimate reactions, but they are far, FAR lower than anyone knows. Self-diagnosis is a clusterf*ck.
 
2013-11-09 09:25:28 PM

jaylectricity: I think it's more of that anti-bullying rhetoric. If the other kids find out you have lice, you'll be giving up your lunch money for the rest of the year.


Yeah, well that kid is going to work for JPMorgan one day and he needs the practice.
 
2013-11-09 09:28:02 PM

NewportBarGuy: sno man: Unless they can phase shift that nasty little comb will get them... however resistant to the chemicals.

Problem is, the parents are not health care professionals. You think they scrape every strand down to the scalp? You're going to see wide variances in effectiveness of treatment depending on who is doing the treating. I'm not so much concerned as to spreading it, but killing them effectively on the active patient.


these guys are pretty thorough. I'm sure there is something like it in the states...
 
2013-11-09 09:29:07 PM

doglover: Anne.Uumellmahaye: it's probably pretty rare that a child would go into anaphylactic shock and die from it.

Which is also true of peanuts.

We had peanut butter in school lunch at least once a week my whole childhood and you could bring peanuts and other legumes in with you in the brown paper bag.

Total deaths? 0
Total incidents? 0
Total kids with food allergies? Not 0.

That over protection is what causes the allergies in the first place.


I agree with you. Doesn't change the fact that children can and do die because of it. They don't die because of lice. So comparing peanut allergies to lice is not logical.
 
2013-11-09 09:30:58 PM

sno man: these guys are pretty thorough. I'm sure there is something like it in the states...


No, most parents go to CVS and purchase a kit and do it themselves.
 
2013-11-09 09:37:55 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: I agree with you. Doesn't change the fact that children can and do die because of it. They don't die because of lice. So comparing peanut allergies to lice is not logical.


Yes, and peanuts don't crawl out of one kid's lunch box and into another.
 
2013-11-09 09:38:48 PM
Your lousy kids just took on a new meaning.


What kind of snowflake BS is this anyway. You're helping spread disease. Do something.
 
2013-11-09 09:42:47 PM

NewportBarGuy: sno man: these guys are pretty thorough. I'm sure there is something like it in the states...

No, most parents go to CVS and purchase a kit and do it themselves.


I think we've discovered a business opportunity.... I'll take .5% for tossing the idea out there...
 
2013-11-09 09:45:31 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: doglover: Anne.Uumellmahaye: it's probably pretty rare that a child would go into anaphylactic shock and die from it.

Which is also true of peanuts.

We had peanut butter in school lunch at least once a week my whole childhood and you could bring peanuts and other legumes in with you in the brown paper bag.

Total deaths? 0
Total incidents? 0
Total kids with food allergies? Not 0.

That over protection is what causes the allergies in the first place.

I agree with you. Doesn't change the fact that children can and do die because of it. They don't die because of lice. So comparing peanut allergies to lice is not logical.


People don't die from  pubic crabs, but I'd politely ask you to keep them to yourself.
 
2013-11-09 09:45:44 PM

sno man: I think we've discovered a business opportunity.... I'll take .5% for tossing the idea out there...


In this country? Good luck. People love the idea that they can treat every ailment with buying OTC items.
 
2013-11-09 09:57:56 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: Doesn't change the fact that children can and do die because of it.


Actually, it does. It completely changes that.

If peanuts have killed anyone, where are the bodies? What we actually get is might, could, maybe. Never do did, has, or likely to actually cropped up. Why? The boogey man isn't real.
 
2013-11-09 10:09:53 PM

doglover: Anne.Uumellmahaye: Doesn't change the fact that children can and do die because of it.

Actually, it does. It completely changes that.

If peanuts have killed anyone, where are the bodies? What we actually get is might, could, maybe. Never do did, has, or likely to actually cropped up. Why? The boogey man isn't real.




Just like lice. AMIRITE?
 
2013-11-09 10:21:00 PM
But please, won't you think of the children? Nevermind that we'll ban PB&J sandwiches because little Timmy's mom has Munchausen by proxy but will let the dirty bugger spread parasites so as to not hurt his feelings.
 
2013-11-09 10:24:37 PM
And people wonder why I spend money on private schools.
 
2013-11-09 10:26:17 PM

Nabb1: And people wonder why I spend money on private schools.




Jesus & peanuts?
 
2013-11-09 10:29:33 PM

Nabb1: And people wonder why I spend money on private schools.


You know, my parents wanted to send me to private school. I put the kibosh on it because I didn't want to lose my friends.

Hindsight being 20/20, glad I didn't. I would have been a profitable f*cker in an industry I now hate.

However, considering this nanny bullsh*t? I think you have chosen wisely, Sir.

This is beyond stupid. I appreciate being accomodative, but this is insane.
 
2013-11-09 10:30:47 PM
<strong><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8011270/87534040#c87534040" target="_blank">doyner</a>:</strong> <em>Nabb1: And people wonder why I spend money on private schools.

Jesus & peanuts?</em>

No peanuts. Mainly because Orleans Parish public schools are generally some of the worst in the country.
 
2013-11-09 10:32:17 PM

doyner: doglover: Anne.Uumellmahaye: Doesn't change the fact that children can and do die because of it.

Actually, it does. It completely changes that.

If peanuts have killed anyone, where are the bodies? What we actually get is might, could, maybe. Never do did, has, or likely to actually cropped up. Why? The boogey man isn't real.

Just like lice. AMIRITE?


Yes. Lice can cause allergic reactions and thus even death. In fact lice are worse because peanuts don't spread from person to person.
 
2013-11-09 10:41:40 PM

doglover: Anne.Uumellmahaye: it's probably pretty rare that a child would go into anaphylactic shock and die from it.

Which is also true of peanuts.

We had peanut butter in school lunch at least once a week my whole childhood and you could bring peanuts and other legumes in with you in the brown paper bag.

Total deaths? 0
Total incidents? 0
Total kids with food allergies? Not 0.

That over protection is what causes the allergies in the first place.


It really depends when you were raised.  Back in the '70s, I don't recall knowing anyone with severe allergies.  Now I know lots.

And btw- prior to no-nut policies, the number of incidents was in the thousands, the number of serious incidents of anaphylactic shock was in the hundreds, and the number of deaths was in the dozens.  So really, not so much with all the zeros.  I'm not saying that it hasn't been sensationalized, (since all food related deaths in the US are under 2000 annually), but you're not doing your argument any favours by misrepresenting the statistics in the other direction either.
 
2013-11-09 10:53:50 PM

unyon: And btw- prior to no-nut policies, the number of incidents was in the thousands, the number of serious incidents of anaphylactic shock was in the hundreds, and the number of deaths was in the dozens


Can you back that up with actual facts. I'm asking honestly. I would be very eager to see it.
 
2013-11-09 11:15:06 PM
 
2013-11-09 11:17:31 PM
I got "the envelope" from the school nurse in the 3rd grade and my mom both doused my scalp with neurotoxic Lindane but also shaved my head in the backyard.

/i am only slightly drain bramaged
 
2013-11-09 11:29:26 PM
My youngest was the one that got lie in 1st grade. We'd get it cleared up and send her back to school and a couple days later she would have them again. We're pretty sure that there was a kid whose parents had no clue why their precious snowflake's head was itching so much so there were untreated kids.

Tea tree oil mixed in olive oil & getting a really fine comb did the trick for us.
 
2013-11-09 11:30:49 PM
Where I work a lady came in with a combination of scabies and lice, so the large mega corporation I work for took her entire area and the 10 cubes around it and had them fumigated and professionally debugged.

She then complained to the union about how they should have hid her identity because on the times we condense our seating people make a point of not letting her sit in their desks.
 
2013-11-09 11:35:19 PM

Nabb1: <strong><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8011270/87534040#c87534040" target="_blank">doyner</a>:</strong> <em>Nabb1: And people wonder why I spend money on private schools.

Jesus & peanuts?</em>

No peanuts. Mainly because Orleans Parish public schools are generally some of the worst in the country.


And that right there is a more or less reasonable reaction to public schools.
 
2013-11-09 11:36:15 PM
It's not like lice can transmit typhus or anything. So bring 'em on!
 
2013-11-09 11:36:18 PM
Lice, lice, baby
 
2013-11-09 11:40:25 PM
I hope most of these people biatching about peanut allergies are trolls. My daughter is 5, and had her first reaction that landed her in an ambulance because I gave her some nuts with a snack. There was no "over protection" from it that caused it. I love peanut butter. I thought nothing of ever eating it around her or going it to her prior to her first reaction. Took her to an allergist and confirmed. Her classroom, even though warned of her allergy, served nut butter as a snack. She didn't have any because she knew she was allergic, but some other kid did and played with a you that she then played with sometime after. She had to be rushed to the ER and kept in the hospital. I didn't sue or anything because shiat happens,I took preventitive measures to make sure she'd be safe going foreword. I hope you never have to see your kid on oxygen and a stretcher and swollen to an oblivion. I pray your kids are perfectly healthy, and I also hope that you get lice because you're a dick.
 
2013-11-09 11:41:17 PM
One of my kids picked up lice at daycare a couple of years back. The most effective treatment ended up being slathering a ton of cheap conditioner on her hair and combing it out. The pesticide shampoo did exactly jack and squat.

There is a certain 'ew' factor when it comes to head lice, but honestly, when your child is in an area with a bunch of other children, these things can happen. The people that get all freaked out about head lice are also wiping a their child's constantly snotty nose and thinking nothing of it, but the snotty nose was caused by something that is much more communicable (because it is airborne) than head lice are.

Short Version: shiat happens, deal with it an move on.
 
2013-11-09 11:42:21 PM
I went to a mostly black school, never had head lice inspection.
 
2013-11-09 11:44:44 PM

Cyno01: I went to a mostly black school, never had head lice inspection.


Lice struggle to migrate through the Activator.
 
2013-11-09 11:44:56 PM
"embarrass children"? ... In our kids' elementary school, people are far less judgmental about lice than when I was a kid.

a) anyone can get lice

b) it's not assumed that kids that get lice are "dirty" or have "dirty" homes, etc

c) see (a)
 
2013-11-09 11:46:14 PM
"Lice is icky, but it's not dangerous"

Yeah, until it collides head on with anti-vaxxers in a perfect storm of you're farked.
 
2013-11-09 11:46:44 PM
It is reported that the German Nazi Mengele ordered 750 women executed because their concentration block had a lice infestation.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele
 
2013-11-09 11:47:15 PM

Cyno01: I went to a mostly black school, never had head lice inspection.


My schools were mostly black.  I remember in elementary school the nurses would visit each class and only check the white kids' hair.  Right there in class while the teacher was talking.  That did not make the racial bullying any better.
 
j4x
2013-11-09 11:48:07 PM
Sorry about your genetically defective child.
 
2013-11-09 11:48:24 PM
Fark chemicals.
A few visits with a good professional nitpicker are worth every penny.
Borax for laundry, dry normally, then dry on high (over 130F) for a half hour.
Vacuum bag stuff that can't take the high dryer temps for three weeks.
Vacuum everything.
Use mite covers on beds and pillows.
And check regularly.
 
2013-11-09 11:49:46 PM

NewportBarGuy: unyon: And btw- prior to no-nut policies, the number of incidents was in the thousands, the number of serious incidents of anaphylactic shock was in the hundreds, and the number of deaths was in the dozens

Can you back that up with actual facts. I'm asking honestly. I would be very eager to see it.


I would be too. After a good search through CDC MMWRs and Wiki links, I'm not finding any evidence of dozens of nut-related anaphylactic deaths. Annually, it's estimated that ten people die of peanut-related anaphylaxis in the US--out of over three million who are diagnosed or self-diagnosed with such an allergy.

Bear in mind that a SERIOUS incident of anaphylactic shock is not one where you get transported to the hospital because mommy thinks you should be: It's one where the medics have a tube jammed down your throat because you're already in respiratory arrest when they get there.
 
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