Have you received that dreaded call from another parent stating that your child may have been exposed to lice? If so, your first response may be to panic. However, panicking is not really necessary, as unfortunately lice are a relatively common occurrence among school aged children. In fact, statistics estimate that there are approximately twelve million cases of head lice a year in the United States. Even the thought may have you scratching your head but luckily for you there are non-toxic lice treatments at your disposal.
Why So Many Head Lice Cases?
Don’t panic! Lice Knowing You© is here to help.
Verify that your child does in fact have head lice. You can do this by first reviewing photos of lice online to determine what you are looking for. Then, part the hair and look for signs of both lice and nits in a brightly lit room by combing through your child’s hair with a lice comb. Repeat this process throughout your child’s head – and do remember to pay extra attention to areas close to the ear, hairline and the nape of the neck. Lice Knowing You© provides lice checks as well as instructions on the proper technique for checking your child’s head for lice.
Once you have verified that your child does in fact have lice, you should seek lice treatment as soon as possible. As the more traditional chemical-based way of treating lice includes harmful side effects such as developmental disabilities, seizures, hormone disruption and even cancer, it is wise to seek out a safe, yet effective option.
Fortunately, we offer completely safe, non-toxic, and natural organic lice treatment products that are completely pesticide and chemical free. Whether you visit our Portland lice treatment salon or our Seattle lice clinics, we can surely help you out at our family-focused locations!