Family gatherings and Head Lice

Family gatherings are always a reason for happiness and joy. But when it comes to Head Lice it can ruin all the fun. Family gatherings and head lice are often intertwined and become a difficult issue to solve.

Family gatherings and head lice. What to do?

1. The best thing to do is to get screened before attending any family gatherings. At home, use a fine tooth comb to separate the hair in layers. Use a magnifying glass to look at the hair and spot any nits (lice eggs)

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2. If you know that one of you has lice and has not been treated avoid head to head contact. Also beware of common areas such as couches where lice may fall and crawl to another head.

3. If someone needs a treatment make sure they receive a professional head lice removal treatment. If you do an over the counter treatment, have in mind the eggs are always alive after that and they will eventually hatch if not removed from the head. Even when we have done a treatment at home, it is recommended to use preventative lice products to help avoid any possible infestations.

4. Let your family know. We know is not the best thing to share but is the most caring thing to do. We want to avoid the stigma as much as possible while we let everyone know in case they also need to be treated or screened. Sharing your experience can bring you and your family together more than you think!

5. Re-screen after the gathering to make sure you’re free of lice. Sometimes we are unaware or have missed the signs and we find ourselves with the problem. If that’s the case, contact one of our clinicians to get treated for lice removal as soon as possible!

LCA San Diego offers an easy, safe and fast solution to head lice. We want your family to be #HAPPY before, during and after the holidays. If you have any cases or suspect lice, come on in and we’ll help you out! We are only closed for Christmas Day so we’ll be able to help you anytime before and after that!!

What to do when your child keeps getting head lice?

What to do when your child keeps getting head lice? Often times we see families that have had too many recurrences with head lice. Moms sometimes are at their wits ends after several treatments and children keep getting lice!.

What to do when your child keeps getting lice?

Don’t Blame the child.

The first thing we want to avoid is blaming the child. You and your child can do a few things to avoid re-infestations but at the end of the day is no one’s fault. Lice exist and spread easily. In addition, killing head lice is not always easy. Re-ocurrences of lice infestations happen more often than we think. Where is it coming from? There’s a few possibilities as to why lice keep coming.

New Infestations

Do you know if someone around your child has lice? If someone has lice, they should remove them right away. If you are unaware of someone with lice, follow our prevention tips. Prevention tips give you a higher chance of not getting lice again but unfortunately they are not always effective. In addition, you should know that some companies like LCA San Diego offer free screening at schools. We make sure lice is out of the schools to ensure less re-infestations!

Lice Treatments

What Lice Treatment are you using for your child? Nit picking is a difficult and very time consuming process that may result in a failure to end with the lice infestation. Make sure you follow instructions thoroughly if you are using over the counter products. As much as you can, bring your children to a professional to be treated for head lice. This way you can ensure better results!

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Facts about Lice

If you have done a proper treatment, killed lice and taken preventative tips you should know… head lice like a certain type of humidity and type of blood more than others. Therefore, if your child has the right combination of both, she or he will be more prone to get lice. Although there is not much we can do to change that, knowing the factors may help be more at peace with it.

Always check with a professional if you have questions about Head Lice or Head Lice treatments.