An Important Item That Should be on Your Child’s School Shopping List
Though nobody is to blame for a lice infestation, children are the most common carriers of these pesky little critters. With the start of the school year, we at Lice Magic see an increase of lice outbreaks in our communities.
Unfortunately, lice are adapting to over-the-counter treatments these days. Owning a lice comb is a great place to start if you suspect your child has lice, or if there is a lice outbreak in the school he or she attends. Checking weekly for lice will allow parents to get a good jump on a lice infestation before it gets out of control. Lice combs should be at the top of every school supply list from the beginning of the school year, just in case one is needed.
But there are things parents can do to reduce the risk of your child coming home from school with a tell-tale itch. For starters, buy a lice comb, even if your children have never had lice, one lice-removal expert says. Read more at reporter-times.com
Children are susceptible to lice infestations because they play and work in such close quarters. Lice do not have wings, so they do not fly from host to host. Instead, when heads are close together, like when working on a project or playing in the sandbox, lice will either crawl or jump from child to child. It is important to catch a lice infestation early on and treat it so the lice do not continue to spread or cause your child more discomfort.
The good news is that lice do not cause medical problems, according to health experts. But they are itchy and annoying. And if they’re not eliminated, they spread. Read more at timesunion.com
If you have found lice in your home or in your child’s hair, contact Lice Magic today. We are a confidential in-home service that offers expert care and treatment options for the removal of lice, nits, and nymphs. Our treatments are salon quality, gentle, and effective on even the toughest lice.