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I did a search of CC for this but came up empty so now I invoke the help of the group mind.
Our family managed somehow, through preschool, kindergarten, and 12 years of public education to avoid these nasty little buggers. Now a bunch of D's friends at her dorm have acquired them through one of them who picked them up at the preschool she volunteers at.
We are lice neophytes. D herself doesn't have them (her head was checked) possibly due to her tough schedule and heavy reading load which required some catching up this week; this has limited her contact with friends. But D is very germophobic, not to mention bugophobic and although her friends (who have apparently dealt with this before) seem to be taking it in stride, D is freaking out. One of the girls is D's suitemate but they all have their own rooms so hopefully that should help.
What can D do to avoid getting bugged? And what if the worst happens and she does? I've heard getting completely rid of them is a long haul and I'm not looking forward to D's possibly bringing home little visitors when she comes back for Fall Break.