The Do's and Don'ts of Head Lice

The Do’s and Don’ts of Head Lice

Discovering you or your child has head lice can be confusing and stressful. You might find yourself scrolling online for hours trying to find the best treatment for getting rid of head lice only to end up even more confused than before. This is why Fresh Heads Lice Removal offers head lice treatment in Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA, as well as advice on lice prevention. Here are some of the head lice dos and don’ts:

Dos:

Do remain calm – The first reaction for most parents when they find out their child has head lice is to stress out. It can be very frightening to learn that there are living bugs in your child’s hair, but head lice are very common and can be treated. Staying calm about the situation will help you to come up with a plan to get back to normal life as quickly as possible, which is always the main goal.

Do let others know – Unfortunately, there is a negative stigma around having head lice and many parents end up feeling embarrassed. It is important to remember that there is nothing to be ashamed of and telling others about your child’s head lice can help prevent spreading it further.

Do avoid head-to-head contact – Letting your child attend school with head lice can cause the lice to spread to other students. In order to prevent a bigger infestation, it is necessary to stay home until you know the lice are completely gone. If your child has after-school activities, you might want to stay home from these as well. 

Don’ts:

Don’t use harsh chemicals – Most of the over-the-counter treatments to kill lice contain many harsh chemicals that can harm your child. These chemicals often irritate the scalp or can cause allergic reactions. These products are not only dangerous, but they are ineffective in killing lice because lice have become resistant to these treatments. Over-the-counter products also do not kill the lice eggs, therefore they will continue to hatch and the problem will never be solved. 

Don’t tear your home apart – Many parents think that when your child has lice you have to throw lots of items away and clean the entire house. In reality, all you have to do is wash the bedsheets of the person with active head lice. If you are worried there might still be lice on their clothing, a quick wash in hot water will do the trick. Lice also cannot live without ahead for more than two days, so any object with lice will be safe to use in no time. 

Don’t share accessories – Head lice are usually spread through head-to-head contact, but can also be spread through accessories. Lice can be in items like hairbrushes, hats, jackets, hoodies, and hair ties, so it is best not to share them in order to prevent the spreading of lice. 

Don’t panic – While you will want to get rid of the lice as soon as possible, panicking will only make the situation worse. It is important to remember that you are not alone and head lice will be gone in no time at all. There is no need to be ashamed of getting head lice, as it happens to many children in school. 

Effective Lice Removal

Once you have read through the dos and don’ts of head lice, you will want to get treated right away. Fresh Heads Lice Treatment Center in Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA, will get rid of your lice once and for all. Instead of using harsh chemicals that don’t actually remove lice, we dehydrate lice and eggs in a single treatment. Our AirAlle treatment is FDA cleared and award-winning for effectively killing both lice and their eggs. Contact Fresh Heads Lice Removal today for a safe way to be lice-free.  

Schools Without Lice.

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!

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