Camp’s Over, School’s Around the Corner

Another summer is winding down. The kids are back from summer camp, and your thoughts are turning to back-to-school supplies when you make your shopping list. They will carry happy memories of summer camp with them through the school year and through their lives. As a parent, you just need to make sure they aren’t carrying anything else with them from camp before they start their new school year.

 

Check Your Child for Lice

Checking your child for head lice as soon as they get back from camp is a wise precaution. You may think this is only needed if they exhibit symptoms such as scratching their head a lot. Lice have an incubation period of a few weeks, though, so it may be a while before such symptoms show. In the meantime, who knows where they may spread, which is of particular concern if you have more than one child.

 

Use a Lice Comb

One of these special combs is an effective tool for helping to find lice on your child’s head. Don’t try using a regular comb, as these may not have their teeth spaced at the optimal distance for this purpose. You basically comb one side of their head at a time. You start at the scalp, and comb all the way down to the end of the hair, and repeat this process until you’ve finished combing all their hair.

It’s best to do this on damp hair, and be sure to have a white paper towel right next to you as you do it. You will wipe the comb off on this paper towel after every few strokes with it. It is on this white paper towel that the lice and their nits will stick out, so you can find them more easily. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can google the phrase “what head lice look like,” and switch to image search, and you’ll get a good idea pretty quickly.

 

So, Your Kid Has Lice

If you have found lice, the next question is what to do. The one thing that isn’t an option is doing nothing. They’ll be going back to school soon, and kids will be making physical contact with one another frequently, and you don’t want your kid being the cause of a lice infestation. That will be embarrassing for you but even more so for them. You need them to be able to have fun on the playground and when playing fall sports without worry and without other parents having to worry.

 

A Proven Solution for This Problem

You may be tempted to try over-the-counter products, but unfortunately, the toxins in these products have been used for a long time, and because of this, lice have grown immune to them. That said, there is an effective, safe, all-natural head lice treatment available at Lice Lifters of Bucks County. The team of people at this head lice clinic are head lice removal experts. Their treatment is 99 percent effective and guaranteed. The best part is one treatment is all that’s needed. So, get your kids ready for fall sports when they go back to school, so they can focus on fun and learning instead of what they might be spreading to other children.