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Tips to Avoid Lice at School

Fall is a busy time for lice. Kids are coming back into the classroom and often a couple students may have an early case of lice that can go undetected for a couple of weeks. To decrease chances of getting lice remind your child to avoid head to head contact, keep hair tightly pulled back at all times and get a head check if they are feeling itchy. 

Ridding Your Household of Lice

 

  • Although lice don't survive long on bedding, it's best to wash the sheets/pillowcases of anyone being treated for lice.(pillows can be set aside overnight or placed in dryer for 20 minutes)
  • Clothing worn in the past 48 hours should also be washed in hot water. (Hats, coats, mittens and backbacks should be washed or set aside for 48 hours)
  • While parents are sometimes told to clean and quarantine all stuffed animals, dress up clothing and dolls, experts say this is not necessary - lice do not seek or thrive on inanimate objects. Just set these items aside for 48 hours.
  • If your child sleeps with a favorite plush toy, pop it in the dryer for 20 minutes.
  • All hairbrushes and hair assessories used or worn in the past 48 hours should be collected in a ziplock bag and set aside for 48 hours

Updates

20 Myths Debunked

There are many reasons why a case of lice develops into a stressful situation. Mostly because there is so much misinformation, harmful stigmas and untrue myths that surround lice outbreaks. Check out this article that provides some good infomation. If you live in teh greater Boston area or on the North Shore call for a consultaion or lice removal appointment and let us help you get through your lice emergency quickly and economically.

https://www.activebeat.com/health-news/20-head-lice-myths-for-back-to-school-season/

 

Common Ways Lice is Transferred:

Study finds that children with smartphones or tablets are twice as likely to get head lice. Since multiple kids are often using the same device, their heas are touching which is the most common way that lice is spread. 

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/children-smartphones-tablets-twice-likely-13410159

 

Flying in Planes with Lice
Can you catch head lice by sitting in a seat previously occupied by someone with head lice?  This was one of the big concerns voiced by people who commented on Travis's column about his family's experience. "You can share lice with somebody else, but it's mainly by direct head-to-head contact," because these insects can't fly or jump, Pollack said. "In the laboratory, it's difficult to keep them alive from one day to the next without feeding them. They tend to starve to death." Head lice feed on blood, not the foam in seat cushions, so even if a stowaway louse managed to survive on a seat between flights, it's highly unlikely that it would have the strength to make itself at home on a new passenger's scalp. As he writes on the IdentifyUS website, "Despite commonly held beliefs to the contrary, inanimate objects...are insignificant in harboring or transmitting head lice or their eggs."  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fall is a busy time for lice. As kids go back to school they bring school supplies, new backbacks, fresh pencils and unfortunetley, often lice. They pick it up from camps, visits with cousins or just regular summer playdates. Make sure your child wears her hair up and pulled back for the first few months of the year.  Symptoms include an itchy head and white/beige nits that resemble dandruff. Give us a call for a quick and thorough headcheck or a guaranteed lice removal treatment if you suspect they have lice. 

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