Anyone with previous experience getting rid of head lice can tell you that it is one of the most difficult ailments to beat. There are various components of the louse life cycle that makes it hard to trump the infestation once it starts. Killing the live bugs is only one part of the treatment process. After killing the bugs, you must remove all of the nits (or eggs) in order to stop the cycle from restarting. There are a few things we can do as parents, though, to really beat lice, and to prevent infestation.
When the letter comes home from the school nurse, call your local head lice clinic. Lice Clinics of America – Medford, will complete head lice screenings to see if your child or family have lice. We sell preventive items such as a non-toxic preventive spray, Tea Tree and Peppermint Spritz, and No-Lice Essential Oil Hair Ties. We also sell vegan Glop And Glam shampoo and conditioner specifically made for children!
Check your child’s hair weekly. Put it on the calendar, and then take the time every week to look through the hair, section by section. Search for live bugs, but also search for nits. Spending time checking the hair will help you to catch an early infestation.
Let others know! Trumping head lice is not just about getting rid of the infestation in your home. It is equally important to help others to rid the infestation, especially those that may enter your home or play with your kids. You must get others to check themselves, and get treated for lice, so that you are not re-exposed. One mom figured out that her child’s best friend had a raging infestation that was not being treated properly. She had no idea the friend had lice until her daughter was treated at a clinic, and then re- infested days later. First, the best friend’s mom should have warned them. Second, they should have shared the fact that they were exposed and treated with the best friend’s mom. Had they both communicated, both friends would have been treated and would have remained clear of lice. Luckily, she had our 30 day guarantee, and could come back to clear the problem. This time, though, she was sure to bring the best friend as well!