Back To School Lice Preparation & Spotting

There are plenty of things to handle when it comes to getting the kids ready to go back to school. Making sure they have the clothes and school supplies they need are the more obvious of these considerations. When it comes to their health and hygiene, however, you may have unexpected issues come up, and one of these may be head lice.

Lice are small, parasitic insects that thrive in the warmth of the hair down near the scalp, and they feed off blood just under the scalp.  The Centers for Disease Control estimates that up to 12 million people in the United States are affected by this scourge every year.  That their spread is most rampant among children is hardly surprising given their propensity for close physical contact during physical education classes, after-school sports and playing in general.

 

Talk to Your Child

The first thing you need to do is learn all you can about this problem. On a positive note, you’ll be happy to hear 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. You also need to know that boys and girls are equally at risk for this problem.

With children back in school, close contact with other kids is now more likely than ever. This contact is especially likely to occur during gym class or while playing after-school sports. Advise your kids to be careful about sharing clothes with any others. Also, tell them not to share hats, sports helmets, hair scrunchies or anything else that’s used near or on their head. Following this advice will greatly reduce their chances of catching lice from a schoolmate.

 

What to Do if You Fail to Prevent Head Lice

Over-the-counter products for combating head lice have become largely useless over the years because overuse of them has caused lice to become immune to the toxins contained in them. This has resulted in what could be called “super lice,” which are highly resistant and extremely difficult to handle. As a parent, you really need to look into a professional solution for this annoying problem.

 

Finding a Professional Head Lice Clinic

When your car breaks, you take it to a mechanic. If you develop symptoms of a physical ailment, you go to a doctor. Head lice may not be the worst problem you find yourself having to deal with, but it does require a professional solution to handle it effectively. You will save yourself a lot of wasted time and money by seeking out professional head lice removal services that know exactly how to handle this problem for you and your family.

At Lice Lifters of Bucks County, we offer 100 percent safe, all-natural and affordable head lice treatments. We are so confident in their effectiveness that we guarantee our results. We start every head lice removal procedure with a thorough head check to correctly diagnose the situation.  The experts at our head lice removal clinic then use treatments that kill all living lice, and these products are non-toxic, so you have no worries about allergies or bad reactions your child may have to them.  Our head lice removal services conclude with a thorough comb out that ensures every last one of these pests is removed from your loved one’s head.  If you find that head lice strikes your family despite taking steps to avoid it, then contact our Bucks County head lice clinic today to schedule an appointment!