Facts About Lice
At one point or another, most of us will have lice. Typically, we endure a lice infestation during childhood. Schools do their best to prevent outbreaks, however, parents are the first line of defense against lice. First and foremost, you’ll want to educate yourself. Understanding lice and nits, and how to best combat them, is critical in preventing a further outbreak. The Texas Department of State Health Services offers countless resources to better inform parents and teachers. Through careful teachings and fact sheets, we may all remain better informed and prepared to handle lice on our children.
- What Are Lice?
- How Do I Know if My Child Has Lice?
- What Should I Do If My Child Has Lice?
- How Do I Keep Lice from Coming Back?
- Misconceptions and Truths About Lice Treatment
- Lice Resources
Some things you should know about lice include:
- Adult lice are around 2-3mm long
- Head lice infest the head and neck, and attach their eggs to the base of each hair shaft
- Lice crawl; they cannot fly or hop
- Dogs, cats and other pets do not transfer lice
- Over-the-counter and prescription medications are available for treatment
- Lice are spread via person-to-person contact
Person-to-person contact is crucial to consider. This fact is the primary reason why so many children experience lice. In school, kids often interact with each other with no regard for space or hygiene precautions. Because of this, lice tend to move between students with ease.
The first step in treating lice is diagnosis. Typically, school nurses, and most teachers, know how to spot the telltale signs of lice. Once discovered, treatment may begin at home. However, we recommend Lice Lifters for comprehensive treatment options. They have proven their ability to treat lice infestations promptly and without hassle.
Don’t wait for lice to simply disappear, because they will not. Seek professional treatment in your area!