Did you ever have head lice as a youngster? How did you treat it and what did you do to prevent regaining them? I had them for about six months when I was back in primary school. I must of been about six and I used to love playing rough and tumble and games that involved contact so picking up head lice was all too easy, especially in my school, it seemed like everybody had them. I remember my mum putting this skanky, stinky cream in my hair. It was awful stuff but apparently it did the trick. To prevent ever getting them again I just kept myself to myself and avoided contact with the people I was suspicious of.