If you have kids and they are around other kids, they are at risk for getting head lice. They are in every community and school.
Don’t go scratching your head wondering how to avoid head lice in your children anymore! Here are a few tips
- Encourage your kids to avoid sharing things that have been on or near another child’s head, including hairbrushes, combs, hats, scarves, etc.
- Regularly clean things that your child’s head has direct contact with that they share with other children.
- Check your child for nits and lice at least once a week. Although you may find head lice anywhere, they are often found at the back of your child’s head, near his neck, and behind his ears. Wash your child’s hair with a regular shampoo and hair conditioner. Check your child’s hair while it is still damp.
- Recognize the symptoms of head lice, which includes an itchy scalp and small red bumps or sores on the back of your child’s neck and scalp.
- Be extra vigilant for head lice if there have been frequent reports of head lice at your child’s school or in your child’s classroom.