Tips On Preventing, Identifying and Treating Head Lice

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LiceDoctors advises families to be vigilant about head lice at all times especially during summer and fall which are peak seasons for head lice infestations.

Head lice are primarily transferred through head-to-head contact, therefore, children coming into close contact with each other facilitates transmission. The bad news is that chemical treatments are ineffective, as lice have developed a resistance. The good news is there are all-natural methods which are 100% effective in treating lice infestations. As families in the Prince George’s area attempt to avoid or rid their children of head lice, LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service offers valuable tips on preventing, identifying and treating head lice:

  • The best way to prevent your child from passing along a case is to do cursory checks on the scalp before sending children to school or out to play. Section the hair and attempt to look at the hair closely. NOTE: outdoor sunlight helps to see the bugs and eggs more clearly.
  • Keep in mind that not every one shows signs of itching. Your child may have lice and may have no symptoms.
  • You are looking for eggs (nits) that are translucent and glued to the hair as opposed to dandruff which flakes off. Bugs have six legs and they crawl; they don’t fly. Note that you can not transfer nits from head to head.
  • If you see signs of nits or lice, you have to comb and/or pick them out. Lice will not go away by themselves. OTC and Rx shampoos are often ineffective as the lice have mutated and become immune to these agents. If you leave behind any nits in the hair, the case will continue.
  • If you find signs of lice or nits in your child’s hair, alert all friends who have been in close contact with your child. You want to give those children a heads up and protect your own child from getting it back again.
  • You should put a protective layer around the hair to make it more difficult for the bug to climb up the hair; LiceDoctors Lice Repellent Spray is a great option https://www.licedoctors.com/shop.html.
  • Make sure the hair is braided or up in a bun. The hair should be as close to the head as possible to make it hard for lice to find it.
  • Since head to head contact is by far the most common way to transfer lice, it is best to encourage kids to avoid that when possible.
  • It is best for families and friends to not share brushes or caps, although bugs only live off the head for a day. Focus your efforts on the head, not the house.

Lice treatment is labor-intensive and challenging as the nits blend in with the hair. If you want the treatment to be done successfully the first time, give us a call at 240-720-7491. LiceDoctors offers you a 100% guarantee on your head lice removal service.