September is National Lice Awareness Month
Back to school is a stressful time for families. It takes time for children and parents to adjust to new schedules, teachers, homework, and after school activities. Even with all of the preparation, planning, and amazing organization skills of most parents who are juggling work and home life, no one schedules time to have head lice.
“Head lice disrupts the normal rhythm of family life until it is resolved. Parents spend hours combing and cleaning until the life cycle of the lice infestation is interrupted,” says April, Manager of Lice Clinics of America – Buffalo.
So how do you and your family stop lice before they start? Lice Clinics of America offers great prevention screenings and also a full line of prevention products to help keep your family lice-free.
If your child has long hair, wearing it up in a tight bun is the way to go. “Lice don’t jump or fly,” says April “They only move from person to person through hair-to-hair contact, so wearing hair in a tight bun or a tight braid can protect against loose hair touching someone else’s hair.”
Should you see evidence of head lice, find out that your child has come in contact with someone with lice, or receive a note home that there are head lice at school, the best course of action is to book a head lice screening with a professional as soon as possible to determine the level of infestation and get treatment options. Since lice can easily be transferred within a household, we encourage the entire family to be screened as soon as you discover that you or your child may have been exposed to lice. This will ensure you can stop the lice infestation before it spreads to other family members and friends.
Our clinic provides head lice prevention education and clinical-strength products. “Our full line of prevention products acts as an extra line of defense against head lice for kids, parents, and caregivers, which is extremely important during an outbreak. We offer non-toxic and pesticide-free products that stop super lice, guaranteed,” says April.
Lice Clinics of America Upstate NY in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse are open seven days a week by appointment. Call or visit LiceClinicsUpstateNY.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.