A Dryer Emergency

I finally discovered a situation in which a dryer is more than a little bit helpful, my friends. I suppose it’s been about a year since we got rid of our antiquated, electricity-sucking machine, and I confess I’ve missed it from time to time, but today, I am brought to my knees.

We have contracted a case of head lice.

In addition to the vast quantities of bedding and towels and whatnot that are all being laundered in one day, head lice are killed by moderate heat, which makes the dryer very useful even for things that can’t be washed.

Like pillows. And favorite stuffed animals.

Yes, my friends, this is a genuine dryer emergency. And there is a trip to Lowes in our immediate future.

6 Comment

  1. Paul says go to the laundomat. Know one will know!

    1. Actually, I was in the market for a dryer anyway. I wanted one by the time baby was born, just so I wouldn’t have to wait forever for diapers to dry. 🙂

  2. No! No need for the dryer! No matter what they tell you, head lice CAN NOT LIVE for more than 4 hours if they don’t have a head to live in!! All you have to do is bag everything up for the required four hours, or be safe and do it for 8. They’ll die and that’s that.

    Also, please tell me you aren’t using anything but olive oil on those sweet little heads to get rid of those bugs!!! 🙂 Need to chat about this? Give me a call. We’ve successfully handled this before and I would love to help you through… Without a dryer! lol

    1. I don’t read anything that says less than 24 hours. And the nits may or may not hatch if off the host. We’re just using the nit-removal comb to work through Rosie’s hair, though we did panic last night and use the shampoo. It was gratifying to see all those dead bugs, I must admit. I read after the fact that olive oil with tea tree oil would work, too.

  3. Those words still send a panic down my spine! Praying you can quickly and completely kill off those critters.

  4. Oh Jennie, I’m sorry you’re dealing with this headache (no pun intended!) . I have heard coconut oil works well. And I’d want a dryer for diapers, too. Nice soft ones. 🙂

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