[Nfbmo] A Sensitive Topic
DanFlasar at aol.com
DanFlasar at aol.com
Wed Jun 19 03:40:15 UTC 2013
Dram on old buddy - there may be robots to pick apples, cotton and even
perform microsurgery , but there, alas, is nothing that can get into the
scalp and examine all the hair roots. I've heard of all kinds of remedies
like heating the scalp with a special kind of hair dryer but you still have
to get the eggs out. The traditional method - used earlier years, was to
shave the head. That's why, by the way, people wore all those powdered
wigs back then - no one any care so they could avoid head lice.
And for those of you with a bit more curiosity, look up the word
"merkin" - a term used to some humor in some of Shakespeare's comedies.
PS: one more hint - a friend of mine named her families guinea pig
In a message dated 6/18/2013 10:32:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
randycarmack at gmail.com writes:
Thank you everyone for your responses. Jenny and I have had to deal with
this problem several times in the past and we have never been able to deal
with it independently. I was just wondering if there was some information
for low and/or no vision individuals on how to deal with this problem
independently. Someone needs to develop some sort of device to assist with
this situation. An automatic nitpicker, heck people without vision
problems would probably buy one.
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Debbie Wunder
<debbiewunder at centurytel.net>wrote:
> Hello Randy. I am glad you asked this question, so many people often act
> if they have personally done something wrong when this happens. If you
> a child in school, you are most likely at some point in time to
> head lice.
> Yes this happened to me with all two of my children. My son went to a
> private Baptist school in Saint Louis, came home with head lice. This
> nightmare. After several treatments, also cutting hair, the school would
> that he still had them. I took him to our pediatrician who helped me, he
> returned to school the result was the same. So, after treatment I would
> first make sure you know where the head lice if possible was contracted.
> was told it was my child, and no one in his classroom had them. The truth
> was hi was little at the time and so his head always touched the back of
> seat on the over crowded school bus, thus this is where they were found,
> he was repeatedly being reinfec5ted.
> The best thing to do as Susan said contact children's or Cardinal Glennan
> hospital, and they can look at your Childs hair with a special light.
> be sure to wash all bed clothing, stuffed animals if possible, and treat
> furniture. I would as a precaution also treat all family members hair.
> Head lice is nearly impossible for a blind person to rid on your own
> the nits are so very tiny and stubborn. You will really will need to
> someone you are close to to help you.
> Good Luck!
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy Carmack"
<randycarmack at gmail.com
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> Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:58 PM
> Subject: [Nfbmo] A Sensitive Topic
> Hi Everyone,
>> Hope everyone is having a wonderful Fathers Day and Happy Fathers Day to
>> all you dads out there.
>> I have a question that I guess should be directed to you parents.. OK
>> is my question, hypothetically as blind and/or low vision parents how do
>> you deal with an outbreak of head lice? I know that I cannot be the
>> to ask this question. I know that you could always ask a fully sighted
>> family and/or friend to assist you but that is embarrassing and
>> they agree to help you but you can tell that they really do not want to.
>> Also what if you are in a situation where family and/or friends are NOT
>> close enough to you geographically and/or socially to make it feasible
>> To fully sighted individuals this, while being a pain and embarrassing,
>> doable but I cannot figure out how someone who has low and/or no vision
>> solve this problem independently.
>> Let me thank you in advance for your thoughts and comments on this
>> hypothetical but common problem.
>> Randy Carmack
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