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Back To School and Head Lice

Going Back To School and Head Lice

We all know about the beginning of school and “reading, riting, and rithmetic”, the 3 R’s associated with the launch of the school year. In recent years, there is a new “R” on the minds of many parents and children and that is “removal” of head lice. Yes, head lice are a significant phenomenon in the U.S. and the second largest cause of absenteeism among elementary school children, after the common cold. Even with many schools loosening their lice policies and eliminating “no nit” policies, which forbid students with nits or eggs to enter school, there is still many thousands of children across the U.S. who face head lice each year.

Most Cases of Lice are in August and September

Girl Getting Lice Check On School

Back to school is a very busy time for head lice. As LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service can attest, chances are a parent will have to deal with head lice directly with her children or tangentially in a defensive mode when learning about lice on her children's friends. As schools open children return from constant play dates, activities at camp, or being with friends at the swimming pool, they have an increased chance of carrying head lice. August and September are the busiest months for LiceDoctors and other professional head lice services. "This year we are seeing an increase in the incidence of head lice among school age children in many cities. According to school nurse, Jill Moss of Chicago suburb Glencoe, IL , "Back to school as well as after winter vacations are the busiest time for head lice. At the start of the school year, after kids have spent the summer at camp, they have a higher risk of carrying head lice." Ms. Moss explains that Glencoe schools have a "no nit" policy in place to prevent the spread of lice within the classrooms. Then there are many districts in the Chicago area that have eliminated “no nit” policies in the effort to prevent children from missing days of school. In the Atlanta area, including DeKalb, Cobb, and Fulton counties, they have also dropped their “no nit” policies as have schools in many other cities.

You Need To Get Rid Of All Lice and Eggs

Many states have grown immune to standard chemical lice treatments. Parents use these treatments and then are surprised and upset to see that they have not eradicated the infestation. We get calls from a lot of discouraged families. In order to truly eliminate a case of lice, you have to be able to get rid of all of the eggs. That is a labor-intensive process and it helps a lot if you know how to do and to recognize eggs that tend to camouflage in the hair. That's where LiceDoctors comes in. Technicians are experienced and use all-natural lice treatments that are backed with a full guarantee. It makes sense to use a professional who take the burden off of you and will get the job done properly.  Call LiceDoctors today at 800-224-2537. Get step by step information on our lice removal process.

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