The holidays bring joy, traditions and lots of close encounters with friends and family. Any gathering of people is a potential field day for head lice. If someone arrives at a Christmas party with head lice, there is a chance that several others will leave with head lice. So how can you stay lice free this holiday season? Follow these helpful tips!
Avoid head to head contact. While lice can't jump or fly, they are transferred through direct contact from one host to another. Teach your children not to share personal items, such as pillows, blankets, and hair brushes and accessories.
The most common symptom of head lice is a scratchy head. If you suspect your child has lice, check under a bright light around the ears and at the nape of the neck. Look for live crawling bugs or eggs aka nits. Don't confuse nits with dandruff. Lice eggs stick to the hair and are hard to move.
You cannot get lice from pets. If your pet is scratching, check and/or treat them for fleas.
Head lice isn't a sign of poor hygiene. In fact, lice prefer clean hair.
If you suspect a case of head lice, contact us to schedule a head check and treatment ASAP so you can enjoy your holiday season stress free!