Helpful Tips for Preventing a Winter Lice Infestation
January is the month when kids go back to school and day care after the Holiday Vacation. This time usually coincides with another lice outbreak in Huntington Beach and surrounding areas. During the holiday season, there is additional close contact with family members, near and far, which is an easy way to exchange lice.
Lice do not jump. Lice will not jump from the hair onto a coat or hat and jump on the next wear’s head. However, they will crawl from head to head during a close hug or selfie.
Lice can’t survive without two things: 1) warmth from the human body and 2) human blood to feed on. Yucky, but true!
What can you do to prevent a case of winter lice? Here are a few recommendations.
- Tell your kids not to wear other people’s hats and hair accessories.
- Check your kid’s heads for lice once a week for the first month or so, after school starts.
- Use lice prevention products. Lice Clinics of America Huntington Beach has a full line of lice prevention products, including shampoo, conditioner and spray. The products attack the louse’s “olfactory” nerves. In other words, lice can’t stand the smell! The shampoo will smell pleasant to you and your child, but not to lice. Since lice move to new host primarily through head-to-head contact, they will avoid a head that smell like this shampoo.
- Talk to your friends and relatives. Silence about head lice is one of the critter’s best friends. People tend not to talk about lice because of their unearned connection to poor hygiene. Don’t let that stop you! Tell your friends and relatives what you’re doing to prevent lice infestations and encourage them to do the same. Anyone who has dealt with lice in the past will appreciate it!
If your kids do get lice, keep calm. Our treatment makes it really easy to get rid of the lice and eggs. Lice Clinics of America Huntington Beach uses an exclusive FDA-cleared medical device that is clinically proven to kill live lice and over 99% of eggs in just over an hour. Your child will leave the clinic lice and nit free without any follow-up appointments. One and done!
Let Lice Clinics of America Huntington Beach be your lice resource center! Call 714 655-4747 for an appointment.