When it comes to determining the best way to get rid of lice, most parents fall into two groups. The first takes the DIY approach—these are the do-it-yourself folks who will trudge to the drugstore and get the lice-removal products or home-remedy alternatives and get busy nitpicking. Then there is the PWIT crowd—the pay-whatever-it-takes parents
When a child has head lice, most parents want it gone. Now. Unfortunately, the “now” part has seemed nearly impossible. There just hasn’t been a quick fix for head lice. It typically takes weeks of painstaking combing to make sure the lice and their eggs are gone for good. The real problem is the eggs.
Parents don’t like to talk about lice. That’s a shame, because communication is one of the most effective ways to prevent lice outbreaks. If you know that lice are present in a school, daycare or camp, you can take precautions to protect your own child from getting lice. The best time to talk about lice
The best time to talk to school officials about head lice is before there is an outbreak in the school—like at the beginning of school year—when no one is in a state of crisis. Schools have been dealing with head lice for decades and most have a procedure for dealing with outbreaks. Find out what
When your child is sent home from school because he or she has head lice, the first thing you should say is, “You didn’t do anything wrong.” (You should say this to yourself as well!) It’s true. If your child comes home from school and says that another kid in school has lice, you can
It’s a scenario most parents dread. Your child is sent home from school with a note saying that he or she has head lice. Arrrrrrgh! If you have never been through a lice outbreak before, you’re in for a bumpy ride of well-intended advice and misinformation that might just make your teeth rattle. Call the
Until recently, parents dealing with head lice had three treatment options for their children: Hours-long comb out sessions and daily head checks live lice and their eggs (nits) Harsh, chemical insecticide treatments Unproven natural home remedies- mayonnaise, tea tree oil and even mouth wash are a few popular options Retail and prescription chemical lice treatments
When a child comes home from school (or camp or day care) with head lice, most parents rush to the pharmacy and buy one of many available head-lice treatments. There are a couple of reasons to slow down before taking this step. First, there is no need to panic. Easier said than done, of course,