Do Your Kids Have Lice?

I have a lot of friends with children who are being sent home with lice. For some reason, it seems much more prevalent this year than other years. If your child is sent home with lice please, please… on behalf of all parents out there, delouse your kids and your house thoroughly and completely before sending them back to school.

This means checking everyone for nits, cleaning your house thoroughly, and don’t forget about your car too! Read this past blog about how to get rid of lice naturally and effectively.

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Get Rid of Head Lice Naturally

I don’t think there is anything that parents fear most, than their children coming home with head lice. Just thinking about is making my skin crawl! Unfortunately, millions of kids contract these teeny tiny blood sucking lice every year.

Head lice lay tiny teardrop-shaped, whitish eggs in shells called nits. The nits attach to individual hairs with a tough, gluey cement, making them impossible to remove with ordinary shampooing. After a seven- to 10-day incubation period, the nits hatch, leaving behind a dull gray casing. They mature within a week and start the cycle again.

Lice are very contagious and spread through direct contact. So when kids lie together or touch heads, or when their toys touch or when they share hair brushes lice can be spread easily. And, then guess what…they spread it all over the house when they come home.

Although lice do not carry disease, they are super itchy and uncomfortable for those that are affected.

Since fall seems to be the time of year that lice spread, here are some handy tips to help decrease the likelihood of your child bringing them home. Continue reading “Get Rid of Head Lice Naturally”

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