Why The Boogieman Is the Least Of Your Child’s Problems

We’re always so busy trying to protect our bundles of joy from dirt and germs that we forget about protecting them from the real villains—head lice. Every parent knows that the problems when it comes to dealing with head lice go beyond receiving a note from the nurse at school. It’s actually getting your child to sit still while you comb through their hair, looking for the pesky parasites. Getting a hold of the critters is also as bad as getting a hold of your child. Strand after strand, it feels like the nightmare will never end.

Signs Of An Infestation

Even your child knows what a louse looks like. But when it comes to discerning nits and nymphs from skin conditions or dandruff, we can get easily confused. This is because nits have an uncanny resemblance to dandruff. It’s easy to mistake them for flakes. And nymphs (baby lice) are the size of grains. You can easily confuse them for dirt. It isn’t until you encounter a full-blown infestation that you realize your child has head lice. But what are the signs of head lice and how can you tell your child’s head has been infested? Look out for these signs:
  • Extremely itchy scalp
  • A constant need to gnaw at their hair
  • Sleepless nights
  • The feeling of “something” crawling inside their hair
Don’t ignore these signs even if you don’t see anything at first! The female louse is able to lay up to 6 eggs per day. The eggs hatch within a week and the nymphs become adults within 5 to 6 days. This means that you’ll be dealing with hundreds of critters within 3 weeks!

Dealing With The Problem: Here’s What You Can Do

Your first instinct is to probably look up online remedies. That’s understandable. We’ve all been there, desperately searching for solutions online and ending up on WebMD. But home remedies aren’t the answers you’re looking for. In fact, they can make the problem worse and your child can end up with an irritated scalp. Even OTC products are dangerous because they’re full of harsh chemicals. So, what’s the solution? It’s simple. Professional lice removal services to the rescue! Lice treatment salons use natural and organic methods to remove head lice. A professional lice removal service will help your kid become lice-free in one sitting! Lice specialists are equipped with the right tools to take care of the problem. Furthermore, they also use special combs that are made using high-quality materials, which helps remove nits and lice from each strand of hair, without any damage. We specialize in removing head lice. If you are looking for a lice clinic in Pembroke Pines or Hollywood, Florida, feel free to call us at 800-403-5423. We also offer in-home treatments for busy parents who don’t have time to take their kids to a lice removal salon! So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment today and help your child become lice-free!