Filters can be as small and simple as the “McNett/Aqua Mira Emergency Frontier” filter that uses activated carbon to filter up to 20 gallons of water. It is used like a straw, weighs less than an ounce, and retails for around . Lightweight “bottle filters” from such companies as “Bota of Boulder,” “H2O On Demand,” and the “Katadyn Exstream” are light at about five to eight ounces, and inexpensive at around to . Some list incredibly high microorganism and contaminant removal, including 99.99% removal of giardia and cryptosporidium. Of course, these filters aren’t free flowing. You have to suck to get the water through.
It can be very scary to think that you may have been exposed to the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Too many people decide not to be tested for exposure to the virus because they simply do not want to know the answer. If you receive a negative result, people think all is well, but the slight risk of finding a positive result often keeps people from even being tested.
We will never know 100% where they lurk, trying to find a way into our homes and nightmares, but there are some things we can do to protect ourselves.
For months I simply felt numb. No sad, no happy, no feelings of any kind. It felt so miserable to walk through life like you were some part of a movie.
If your child gets a case of head lice, it’s likely you’ll be making your way to the local pharmacy for a remedy. If you ask ten different experts on how to treat head lice, you’re likely to get at least ten different answers. My local health department, for example, used to provide chemical-based treatment boxes for anyone who asked for it. Now, they provide instructions for how to treat head lice with household ingredients you likely already have, such as vegetable oil.
Eating right and exercise are not just goals for me, but necessities. Getting up and dressed for the day is now an accomplishment that I am proud of. My husband and I can again enjoy each other’s company. The children can again play in the yard without me hanging over them like a dark cloud just waiting for their little scrapes and scratches.
The children saw the problem, even though I knew this was not the best way. They would come give me hugs and tell me everything was all right. My daughters would tell me how much they hated to see me cry. My sons always asked Daddy why Mommy was always so sad.
Quick, diligent treatment is required to fight off and prevent head lice. Without it, a simple case of head lice can quickly spread to siblings, and quite possibly infest an entire household. The reasons that some families are unable to squash the epidemic before it gets out of control are varied. Most of the time the parents lack awareness in how to properly treat head lice. The more nits are laid, the more lice hatch, and the cycle becomes perpetual. The cost of treatment and the time involved in removing the nits can cause the problem to persist in certain children.