How To Scratch Head Lice Off Your List Of Worries
North American Precis Syndicate
You can be prepared to protect your family even before the dreaded “lice letter “ comes home. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—One of the most common human parasitic infestations around,
head lice affect an estimated 6-12 million Americans annually, most of them
If your kids are at risk, here’s something you should know: Catching
lice early is vital to helping stop the spread of these itchy pests.
What To Do
• Since it can take 4 to 6 weeks for symptoms such as itching to
show up, it’s a good idea to make weekly lice checks a habit at home to
stop an infestation before it gets out of control.
• Don’t share items that touch the head. Teach children to
keep their hats, helmets, brushes, headbands, scarves and other items to
• When possible, have children wear long hair pulled back.
• Catch it early. If you notice your child scratching his head, do a
• Act quickly. If you are notified of an outbreak, immediately check
your child’s hair, searching for nits close to the scalp or sores from scratching
at the nape of the neck or behind the ears. Check all family members using a
nit comb. Apply a 50/50 solution of conditioner and water to the hair to make
combing easier. Work under bright light and watch for movement. Examine the
comb after each stroke.
• Don’t worry and don’t blame the child. Even if your
kid does bring home lice, it’s not the end of the world. There are
affordable pesticide-free over-the-counter products that can help you treat the
problem without having to spend a lot of time or money on going to a clinic.
Here’s How To Handle The
Treat anyone who’s infested. There are more options than ever before
for treating head lice, however not all products work the same. With lice
growing increasingly resistant to traditional over-the-counter pesticides,
look for a pesticide-free treatment that’s clinically proven effective
against super lice and eggs. If a product doesn’t specifically say it
“kills” lice and eggs, it won’t. Some products are designed
only to make removal combing of lice easier. Vamousse Lice Treatment comes in
a convenient mousse formula that kills lice and eggs before they hatch, while
they are still in the hair. In just one application it attacks the full life cycle
of adult lice and eggs so there’s no waiting for the eggs to hatch and
then treating again. This decreases the hassle and the risk of spreading lice
throughout your family.
Once exposed to lice, it’s too late for a repellent. Stray lice may
have already been contracted. Nits and scurrying lice are so small that they
can easily be missed during a parent’s visual inspection of a
child’s hair. If you don’t find lice but are still concerned or
have just treated a child, you can switch the whole family to a daily lice
defense shampoo such as Vamousse
Lice Defense for two weeks. It’s gentle, pesticide-free and used
just like regular shampoo, yet laboratory studies have shown it can kill lice
with each use.
For further facts and tips, visit www.vamousselice.com
You can be prepared to protect your family even before the dreaded
“lice letter “comes home.
“A common parasitic infestation,
head lice affect some eight million Americans annually, mostly children.
Fortunately, convenient super lice solutions from Vamousse help parents kill
lice and nits and prevent infestation.
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)