Discovering lice is one of those challenges they never seem to mention in the baby book. And, there is so much misinformation out there that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Add feeling of disgust, guilt and shame and it makes the situation even worse.
While all those initial feelings are completely normal, the good news is that getting lice isn’t the result of bad parenting or neglectful hygiene. In fact, lice is extremely common in school-age children. After the common cold, lice is the second most common affliction among children and teens. And, lice actually prefer clean hair so cleanliness is never a factor.
It is very important to make sure your children know having lice isn’t something that they should be ashamed of. It should be talked about in an open manner with family, friends and reporting it to the school or daycare. That is the key to stopping the spread of lice. Lice are a nuisance and should be treated with products that are safe for your family. Parents need to get good information about lice and how to properly treat.
The first reaction to the news is to go to the drugstore and buy one of the products that are sold there. These products have pesticides and insecticide and many of them have been proven not to work. Some of these products even claim to the kill eggs. There is nothing on the market that kill the eggs, you must manually remove all the eggs. To be successful you need a good natural product, a great comb and proper instructions on how to use them.
Here at Lice Services Canada we believe in getting the information out to parents. Not sure it is lice? Send us a picture for a free diagnosis. Need advice about safe methods of treatment? Give us a call we will share all of our knowledge with you. Don’t have time? We have a centrally located clinic or a mobile team to help you get lice free.
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