How to Prevent Lice – Regular Head Checks

Head Lice Prevention VirigniaLice Prevention – Is it Possible?

Did you know that 3 percent of the kids at most schools have lice at any given time? And that’s when there isn’t a major outbreak.

Most parents don’t want to talk about it but lice is a nationwide epidemic that gets a little worse every year. There is no way to completely protect your family against lice, but you can take some common steps to educate yourself and be proactive against the problem. Particularly going back to school. It’s head lice season (Get 10 Tips to Lice Prevention)  August thru October.

Trying to avoid head lice would be like trying to avoid catching a cold. The best thing you can do in the prevention of head lice is to check your child’s head regularly, because early detection is key.

Didn’t receive a notice from school that there is an outbreak? Check anyway! At least every two weeks & weekly head check would be better. What about cleaning? We can’t emphasize enough to spend time on the head not the home. This is to all  what we like to call the “cleaning Ninja Moms” (you know who you are, you go into a crazed cleaning mode, Spring cleaning on speed) Yes, if there is a confirmed infestation, wash the linens and recent clothes and soak the hair brushes (we know – Ninja Moms already threw those out!). Vacuuming is another safe alternative if you must spend time cleaning your home.

Remember lice isn’t hazardous to your family’s health it’s just a big nuisance.  Certainly staying informed is another key to prevention. Ask after school programs if they notify parents and what their protocol for head lice is and what your children’s school policy is concerning lice. Discussing precautionary steps with your children are important like no sharing of hats, hair brushes etc.

There are a variety of product treatments available. Read about Best Lice Treatment & The Truth about Lice Pesticide Treatments  or many Natural Head Lice Treatments are available. In all cases whether you choose a pesticide treatment (that lice are becoming increasingly resistant to) or an all natural treatment its important to understand that nits (lice eggs) need to be manually removed.

Families who have experienced lice know that it can sometimes interfere with the families fun time or other planned activities. Being proactive & diligent is the key to prevention. If you work and don’t have time, call in a professional service. Virginia Beach Lice Treatment – Let’s Be PALS  offers head checks and a neat Pay It Forward plan for your circles (to help keep lice away) & Lice Doctors also serves Virginia Beach & many cities & states. Google Lice Treatment for a professional lice treatment & removal service in your area.

Did you know?

Head lice is one of the top three reasons why children miss school.
80 percent of the time kids pass on a lice infestation to their siblings.
80 percent of the time mothers contract head lice from their children.
20 percent of the time fathers contract head lice from their children.

Sources: Virginia Beach Lice Treatment Let’s Be P.A.L.S
Author: Julie B

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Lice and Antibiotics It’s About Following Up

Lice & AntibioticsHave you ever been to the doctors office and been prescribed an antibiotic?  Once you get the prescription filled and start taking them – you generally start to feel better – right? And although the doctor cautioned you to take ALL the medication as prescribed and instructions to take as directed are on the prescription bottle AND the insert information sheet that comes with your prescription; despite all of this information, what do most of us do when we start feeling better? That’s right, we stop taking the prescription because we are feeling better.

I know I can say that I’ve done that a time or two (thank goodness for those Z-Paks) However, then I have to suffer the consequences which is whatever I had coming back but probably worse – just like the Doctor said it would if I didn’t follow the directions and take the prescription even though I was feeling better.

What do antibiotics and lice have to do with each other? Nothing, except if you don’t do the follow up with a Head Lice treatment you probably aren’t going to get rid of it. Follow ups are imperative to getting rid of Head Lice. Getting rid of head lice is a process and combing is the safest most effective way recommended by the NPA.

We hear clients tell us all the time “we thought we were rid of it and two weeks later it’s back!” Chances are if it was two weeks after the first occurrence they probably never got rid of the first infestation. They probably stopped combing and following the instructions for follow up because they didn’t see anything and the consequences of that are of course another life cycle and round about with head lice.

So, be sure to do your follow up to ensure that you and your family stay lice free.

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