Knot Your Average Problem: Dealing with Lice During Winters

In a world of 7 billion people, what are our odds of contracting head lice? But when you receive a note saying that your child has head lice, thousands of questions come to your mind. They all begin with how, when, why, and what. How did this happen? When did it happen? Why did they send back your child only? And what are they talking about? You bathe your child everyday! It doesn’t matter though. Most parents don’t realize that these sneaky critters have silently nested themselves in the strands of their child’s hair. Head lice are more common than we think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that on an average, 6–12 million Americans contract head lice. But there’s always one perception that parents have to deal with: head lice infest unclean hair. This can lead to problems for your child. He or she will have to deal with negative connotations attached to these pesky critters. “Cassie has head lice!” “Joey must not bathe that’s why he has lice!” And while it can be concerning for parents after summer break, know that there are ways to tackle the problem, even during winters. Here’s what you can do:

Educate Your Child About Head Lice

Yes, this is a major problem that leads to playground bullying. If your child does not have head lice, educate them about how head lice attack hair. They do not prefer lean or unclean hair. They do not care about long or short hair. They only care about human blood. Head lice survive only on human blood. They do not fly but are able to jump really high. This is why head lice become a problem during summer and winter holidays. Since kids love to play around, they are more vulnerable to contracting these parasites.

Cover Their Hair When Outdoors

There are 7 billion people in the world, we interact with at least 20 every day. Your child on the other hand is more vulnerable to contacting head lice during the holidays because they mingle with other kids. These kids might be going through the problem. It’s safe to say that covering your child’s hair with beanies or caps can help keep the problem at bay—at least until you can get help!

Avoid, Avoid Over-the-Counter Products

Toxic and laden with harsh chemicals, over-the-counter products do more damage than what meets the eye. In addition, they don’t have warning labels, notifying parents of the dangers of the chemicals used to create these products. Home remedies are the same. The only difference is that they aren’t carcinogenic. Yes, that’s right, chemicals such as lindane and malathion, which are used heavily for OTC lice products, have been declared carcinogenic by the Environmental Protection Agency! Home remedies, while not as concerning, come with problems of their own. They make hair frizzy and pone to split ends. It’s not surprising because most of the ingredients required are kitchen products or food items that become disastrous, once mixed with several ingredients.

Seek Professional Help

You probably have a hundred questions you want to ask. But one question that is haunting you is, “How do I get rid of head lice from my child’s hair?” The answer is simple. Head lice removal services. That’s probably even more confusing. What are head lice removal services? Let us explain. ‘Lice doctors’ are specialists who remove nits and lice from strands of hair. They use natural products and special lice combs to get the job done. On top of that, they also offer home inspection services to check whether your home has sneaky critters lurking around. You also have the option to get in-home treatments if you don’t want to take your child to a clinic. This gives your child the privacy they need. Lice Troopers is one such service in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines. With years of experience combating head lice, our experts know how to take care of everything, without compromising your child’s health! Feel free to visit our lice clinic Hollywood or call us at 754-206-6290 to book an appointment today!