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How to Help Prevent the Spread of Head Lice

How to Help Prevent the Spread of Head Lice
Updated on 
November 24, 2018

If you have young children, then you are likely quite familiar with the words “head lice”. Texas has many cases of head lice each year and LiceDoctors treats several thousand families a year. This is a common and increasing phenomenon across the state, whether you are in Houston or Dallas, San Antonio or El Paso, Fort Worth or Austin, or anywhere else, you are vulnerable to head lice; below we will give you some tips on how to help protect yourself from catching head lice.

  • The best way to prevent your child from transmitting a case is to others is to do quick checks in the hair on a weekly basis. Divide hair into small sections and try to look at hair closely. NOTE: if possible capitalize on sunlight to help you to e more clearly.
  • If you see signs of nits or lice, you must comb and/or pick them out. Lice do not go away on their own. OTC and Rx shampoos are often ineffective as the lice have mutated and become impervious to these products.
  • If you find signs of lice or nits in your child's hair, alert all who have been in close contact with your child.
  • To help prevent lice, apply a protective layer around the hair to make it more difficult for the lice to climb up the hair; lice repellent, gel, mousse or spray are good options. LiceDoctors offers a lice repellent spray that coats the hair and has the added benefit of having a peppermint scent, which is a deterrent to lice. You can buy our popular lice repellent spray from our store tab at https://www.licedoctors.com/shop.html
  • Make sure long hair is braided or up. The hair should be as close to the head and as inaccessible as possible.
  • Since head to head contact is by far the most common way to transfer lice, encourage kids to avoid that when possible.
  • Advise your children not to share brushes or caps, although bugs only live off the head for a day.
  • If your child will be spending the night at a friend’s house, she or he should bring a pillow from home.
  • If you are unsure of what to do or are overwhelmed by the number of nits/lice you find in the home, bring in a professional with a lot of experience who will guarantee results.

 

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LiceDoctors recommends that you take precautions, but there is no need to panic if you find that a family member has head lice. Keep in mind that a head lice infestation is very treatable.

 

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