September is just around the corner, it seems, and families are gearing up to get back-to-school. KidsHealth.org, the # 1 website for children’s health and development, says these are the top 5 illnesses parents should look out for during the school year: Pinkeye, Strep Throat, Molluscum Contagiosum, Walking Pneumonia, and Head Lice.
Lice are common among kids ages 3-12 (affecting girls more often than boys), but anyone can get this infection. It’s not a sign of poor hygiene and lice do not spread disease. In fact, each year, approximately 6 to 12 million children in the U.S. are infested with this common, six-legged critter that feeds on human blood. After weeks at summer camps, sleepovers and sharing of personal items, back-to-school season usually is the time when head lice infestation is noticed.
We have a few tips for coping with the back-to-school season and the threat of head lice:
1. Parents should discourage sharing combs, brushes, hats, and helmets with others to help prevent the spread of lice.
2. Pick up a product like our Citramint™ Lice Repellent Everyday Conditioning and Detangling Spray or our Citramint ™ School and Play Environmental Spray. These repellents are known to kill and/or repel head lice and other insects.
3. Know how to spot the signs and symptoms of head lice. In our Seattle Lice Clinic and Portland Lice Clinic, Lice Knowing You© offers a detailed “cheat” sheet so that you have all the necessary information at your fingertips. We provide you with free lice education from the moment we answer the phone!
4. Keep our number handy! Lice Knowing You© offers the Shepherd Method of lice removal, including wet-lice checks, which are much more effective than dry or visual lice checks. And, if one of your immediate family members is being treated at our Portland lice clinic or our Seattle lice clinic, the rest of the immediate family will be checked at no additional charge to insure that the entire family is safe. These checks are strongly recommended, and our service is 100% guaranteed.
Instead of worrying about the spread of head lice, keep your family lice and nit free (in accordance with the “No Nit Policy”), with Lice Knowing You©. Our scientifically proven process along with our invaluable free lice education will give you back your life. With 100% guaranteed Washington head lice treatment and Oregon head lice treament services from our consultants, you’ll be in the best care with Lice Knowing You©.