When to Go Back to School After a Lice Infestation
When finding out your child has head lice, you will likely pull them out of school immediately so that no other classmates come into contact with lice. However, it can be more difficult to determine when the right time is to return to school.
On one hand, you do not want your child to miss too much school, but on the other hand, you want to make sure you are being safe. Our Fresh Heads Lice Removal clinics in Savannah, Orlando, and Jacksonville can help you and your kid get back to school as quickly as possible without worrying about spreading lice.
How Does Lice Spread at School?
The most common way to get head lice is through head-to-head contact. Children at school can have head-to-head contact throughout the day such as at the playground, during sports activities, or even just sitting too close to another student in the classroom.
When to Go Back to School
It is not safe to go back to school until there are no live lice within the hair or scalp. This means that both the living lice and their eggs must be killed in order to be completely lice free. Unfortunately, lice eggs are much more difficult to get rid of because they are hard to spot and cannot be killed easily. Oftentimes, treatments will only work on living bugs but not their nits and the problem is never solved.
Avoid OTC Treatments
Over the counter treatments are commonly used to kill lice but they do more harm than good. Most of these treatments contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your child’s scalp and cause it to become itchy and red.
Some chemicals could possibly even spark an allergic reaction. Yet even with these harsh chemicals, lice nits are still unaffected by them and will continue to hatch. The lice will continue to grow in number, and you will have to deal with an even worse lice infestation. Therefore, using over the counter treatments are ineffective and will extend the amount of school that your child is forced to miss.
Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Savannah, GA
If your child has lice and you are unsure when they can attend school again, our Fresh Heads Lice Removal Clinics in Savannah, Georgia, Orlando, Florida and Jacksonville, Florida can help. Instead of using harsh chemicals, we use our signature AirAlle treatment which only uses warm air. The good news is that Fresh Heads clinics can have your child returned to school the same day! Treatments take about 60-90 minutes, and at the conclusion of the treatment, children are completely cured of head lice and are no longer contagious. Many children go back to school the same day as their treatment!
This treatment kills both lice and their eggs to ensure that you are completely lice free. In addition, only one treatment is necessary to get rid of head lice so your child can go back to a normal life as soon as possible. Contact Fresh Heads Lice Removal to remove lice safely and get your kid returning to school in no time!
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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