We have to be intentional about how we deal with this stress. I covered this in the post below , but it so important to remember. We work hard to get rid of head lice, but we also have to work hard to push past our own panic and fear. I once met a woman who chose to sleep in her car in the winter thinking that the cold would kill the bugs. You know, sleeping in freezing temperatures could also kill her! Step out of your emotions and let your intellect help you assess the real risk of head lice over the perceived risk.
If you don't deal effectively with the head lice, what's the worst that could happen?
- Your head could get really, really itchy.
- You're hair wouldn't look pretty.
- You could pass it to someone else.
- In very rare cases, you can have a greater allergic reaction to head lice. (In the bazillion people I've met with head lice, I've only met one person to have a worse reaction - she had swollen glands and flu-like symptoms. Her doctor told her to take an over-the-counter antihistamine.)
- You could get very sick - physically and psychologically.
- You could put your financial stability at risk.
- You could put a strain on your relationships.
- You could lose your job or fall behind in school.