With news stations constant coverage of COVID-19 it is easy to forget about head lice but with kids already back at school, it’s important to remember COVID-19 is not the only thing that could affect students this year. Head lice affects between six and twelve million people every single year. Now that most school systems are returning back to in person classes, it is a no brainer that head lice will be returning as well. Fresh Heads Lice Removal is prepared to help!
What is Head Lice?
Head lice are small insects that live on the human head. Lice can be identified in three separate stages: the egg, the nymph, and the adult. Although young lice are hard to spot on the head, it is easy to point out adult lice in a head of hair. A full-grown head louse is comparable in size to a sesame seed. A common symptom of lice is itching and tickling on the scalp.
Back to School Season
Classrooms and playgrounds provide ample opportunities for head-to-head contact. When your head directly touches another head that is infested with lice that is considered head-to-head contact. Head lice cannot fly, swim or jump, so the spread is usually through heads being relatively close or touching. Anyone, anywhere can contract lice, but it is much more common in children and their parents or teachers. Once someone contracts lice, the lice will use their claws to crawl to the scalp and lay eggs.
In person classes in school means that you should be on the lookout for head lice infestations on kids. Kids often have trouble sleeping when they have contracted lice because the lice are most active at night. Along with trouble sleeping, they may feel tickling on their scalp or have sores on their heads from scratching. If your child comes home with any of these symptoms it is important to diagnose and treat them quickly.
How to Treat Lice if You Get It
Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA, provide professional lice treatments.We have many different plan options in order to fit every family’s needs and budget. And remember, when treating lice it is important to stay away from over-the-counter products. These products often contain pesticides that are harmful to humans and overtime these over the counter products have become ineffective at treating head lice.
Protect Yourself From Head Lice!
In these times as we return back to normal it is important to protect yourself and your family as much as you can. Whether it is wearing a mask or checking ahead for lice, both of these options can help make the back-to-school season a safer transition. Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL and Savannah, GA is happy to support you and your family in any way we can.
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!