Some tips on lice prevention:

  • Be diligent!  Back to school is usually a very active time.
  • Look! Regularly check your children under full spectrum or outside lights to look for signs of early lice activity.
  • Comb! Run the Nit Terminator comb through your child’s hair every few days as an early indicator of eggs and nymphs which can be hard to detect with the eye.
  • Keep long hair up or tied back. Use lots of hair products (non-scented) that make the hair feel unnatural or hard ie. Hairspray, mousse, gel etc.
  • Tuck hats in the sleeves of coats or in book bags.
  • Be aware that teens and tweens are at in increased risk because of selfies so they are not immune.
  • Know what you are looking for. If you are looking for white things in the hair, give me a call so you are looking for the right stuff.
  • Talk to your kids about alternatives to hugging their friends such as high 5s.
  • Lastly, but more importantly, don’t be afraid to talk about it or ask for help. Most people have either been through it or will go through it.
  • If in doubt, come to us and we will check it out.