When your child has lice, who do you tell?
We know it can be an overwhelming feeling to find out that your child has lice, along with the uncertainty of how to treat it or how to clean your house. Luckily, Lice Clinics of America is here to help with treatment and follow up instructions for your home. You can come into one of our clinics with lice and leave in an hour, happy and lice free. But even though we are here to help treat you and your family with lice it can still be difficult to clean your house, car and furthermore, decide who to tell or not.
When your child has lice many people wonder where they got it or who gave it to them? It can be extremely difficult to ascertain who gave your child lice however you can do a few things to make sure no one else is affected by your child.
Lice sometimes can be thought of as embarrassing or have negative connotations. It can be perceived as if your child is unclean, however this conclusion is not true. Lice is just as common as the flu or the common cold; and millions of families are affected by this every year. To help do your part to keep the lice from spreading, we would recommend that you contact all of your children’s close friends especially if they have had any sleep overs recently or borrowed any of their friends clothes.
Additionally, any sports where they might share a helmet or a hat or after school activities that might involve close contact with other children. It can be hard to make this call but think if your child’s friend had lice you would want to know so you can check your child. We recommend that you call your child’s school, family friends or anyone else that may have been in close contact with your child.
Normalizing head lice is a job that we need help with and you along with our community are key to help us out. At Lice Clinics of America we have friendly staff that is here to help you understand head lice, treat it and more importantly, not make you feel ashamed for it!