Every home and school should have a first aid kit. Most parents don't think of having a safe and natural head lice treatment ready at a moment's notice. But first, before I tell you why your child is at risk, let's begin by defining head lice.
There is a lot of social stigma around head lice infestation and finger pointing by other parents and school officials. Nobody wants to talk about head lice, but it seems every parent is faced with this burdensome problem each year. The more you know BEFORE an infestation happens will help your child get rid of head lice faster and safely.
1. About Head Lice
Head lice do not jump, fly, or swim. Lice are NOT contracted by unclean people. Children are infested by direct contact. Typically, lice prefer clean well-kept scalps and are most common in middle to upper class schoolchildren.
2. Causes of Head Lice
Head lice are spread by direct head-to-head contact with an infested person's hair. Head Lice "walk" from one hair or head to another. Transfer by shared combs, hats and other hair accessories is not that common because head lice need to attach to a host.
3. Do Pets Transfer Head Lice?
Pets do not transfer head lice. Head lice and their eggs soon perish if separated from their human host. Never treat your pets for head lice.
4. What should be cleaned?
To prevent re-infestation wash and dry (with heat) all bedding [sheets, pillowcases and nightclothes] plus any towels or stuffed animals. Combs, brushes, hats and other hair accessories in contact with an infested person should be washed in hot water each day to dislodge any lice and nits.
5. Safe Natural Treatments
Do not expose your children to dangerous chemicals to rid them of head lice, nits and the eggs. Read the label. Most products kill head lice with pesticides and have warnings on the labels.
There are safe and effective treatments for getting rid of head lice for your kids. Unfortunately, most of them are not around the corner at your local health store. Typically, a lot of stores sell name brand products with harsh chemicals.
Be prepared and purchase a safe natural head lice treatment BEFORE your child comes home with head lice. It makes sense. You keep a first kit in your home for your child's safety. Don't wait and shop around for a couple of days while your child is suffering. You or another parent you know, maybe called into action and are faced with a head lice infestation. Quick, immediate action will stop any head lice infestation from spreading to the entire family, or at school. Purchase a safe, natural product today and be prepared.
By Wayne McDonald
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