Head Lice Prevention
Why Cure When You Can Prevent:
Instead of waiting for the dreaded day when your child brings home the note from school that says head lice is running wild (again) ~ wouldn't it be great if you could prevent your child from getting it in the first place?
The treatments for getting rid of head lice are time consuming, expensive, and tedious.
Beat the bug! Keep your child's hair & head clean and clear of the little buggers right off the get go. You and your child will be so much happier.
Basic Prevention Methods:
- Never share hats, scarves, head-phones, combs, brushes, or anything else that goes on or near the head. Stress this to your child. The less contact there is in this area, the better.
- Don't get too close! Head to head contact is the #1 source of spread. If your child wants to tell his/her friend a secret ~ tell them to write it down, don't whisper it into someone's ear.
- Resting your head against furniture or walls which have been recently visited by an infected person may also lead to the spread. Have your child practice keeping their head and neck off of bus seats, school chairs, school library furniture, or resting against hallway walls when they wait in lines.
Repel Repel Repel:
Essential Oils & Scents which Head Lice HATE:
- Tea Tree
If you don't have access to essential oils, try to find shampoo & conditioner in these scents. Additional products which come in these "flavors" and which add to the scent's potency will also help.
Many people also swear by the dandruff shampoo. They have reported that not only does it have the power to repel and prevent, it also has the power to kill in case of an already infested head of hair. Head and Shoulders
Spread The Word!
The more people who know about and use preventative measures, the less severe an outbreak will be in your school when it occurs.
The prevention steps listed above are easy and the reward is great. Share it with the families you know who attend your child's school.