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Head Lice Prevention
Prevention is alot easier than what can be a frustrating experience to treat head lice. Treating head lice can be time consuming and also uncomfortable for the child, incorporating a few simple steps into the daily routine and educating children can possibly help prevent head lice or catch the problem early making treatment that much easier.
The school yard is a hot spot for head lice where children play in close vicinity and are in regular contact with each other. In fact, 1 in 4 children carry head lice at any one time. Head lice cannot jump or fly, and are only transmitted by direct contact such as friendly cuddles and close play. It is possible, but unlikely to get head lice from sharing hats, brushes and hair ties.
Why wait for a potential infestation when you can very easily reduce the possibility of your child coming home with head lice. Head lice prevention can be as simple as 4 easy steps.
- Personalise hats with a name tag and discourage your child from sharing hats, hair ties and brushes.
- Tie long hair into a bun or a plait. Check out quick and easy styling ideas.co
- Most importantly check your children’s hair regularly, once a week is ideal.
Not all kids with head lice itch as the irritation is different for everyone. Use a nit comb and a combing solution to make combing a little easier. The combing solution will coat the head lice, making it easier for you to locate them when you check for head lice in your children's hair.