As a parent, there are a ton of things you need to do as your kids go back to school. Some of these are things that you may not want to think about but that you really should in order to be prepared. One of these is the possibility of them getting head lice.
Lice are small, parasitic insects that live in hair near the scalp and feed off blood just under the scalp. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that up to 12 million people in the United States are affected by lice each year. They are most common on children given their likelihood for being in close physical contact with others their age. Lice can not fly or jump, so they have to crawl from one infected child’s head to another.
Educate Yourself and Your Child About Head Lice
The first thing you should do is educate yourself about this problem. The good news is that lice are not known for transferring diseases, which differentiates them from pests such as mosquitoes. That said, they are a significant annoyance. They cause an itchy, red scalp, and repeated scratching can cause an infection.
Tell your child to avoid head-to-head contact with other children. Such contact is likely to occur when playing sports, playing on the playground or when pressing heads together to take a selfie. Also, advise them not to share scarves, hats, towels or anything else that’s used on or near the head. These steps will greatly diminish their chances of picking up head lice.
What to Do If Your Child Gets Lice
The overuse of retail lice removal products over the past couple decades has resulted in lice developing an immunity to them. Such “super lice” are extremely hard to get rid of. Home remedies are also generally ineffective and can be so involved that they can seem worse than the problem of the lice. As a parent, you may want to consider a professional solution for this nagging problem.
Seeking Out a Professional Head Lice Salon, like Lice Lifters!
There are many times in our lives when we get a problem that we know is best solved by someone with an expertise in the problem area. When we get a burst pipe, we call a plumber, or when we get a toothache, we go to a dentist. Similarly, there are professional head lice treatment services that know exactly how to handle this problem for you and any members of your family.
At Lice Lifters Montgomery County, we offer safe, all-natural and effective head lice treatments that are also affordable. We are so confident in our ability to rid your family members of this problem that we guarantee our results. At our salon, we start every head lice treatment procedure with a thorough head check to determine that this is indeed the problem. The experts at our head lice removal clinic then use non-toxic products that kill 100 percent of live lice activity, so you don’t have to worry about your child having any adverse reaction to them. Our head lice removal services also include a thorough comb out that ensures every last louse and nit is gone from your loved one’s head.
Do what you can to avoid this problem, but if lice strikes your family despite taking precautions, please contact one of our head lice clinics today to schedule an appointment.