It’s the standard routine: Your child comes home from their Wentzville school and hands you the folder from the school. It contains important notices and upcoming events. Then one day there is something extra. There has been a lice outbreak in the school and your child was exposed.
Your first reaction may be disgust or panic. Don’t they keep the school clean? Are the other parents neglecting their children’s hygiene? Lice has long experienced a certain stigma that it only infests people who are dirty. That could not be further from the truth.
You can look through your child’s head to see if he or she is infested with lice. Look closely at the hair strands near the scalp. There may be lice eggs (nits) attached to the hair. To distinguish these minuscule nits from dandruff, try pulling them off with your fingers. If they are resistant, they are probably nits.
Keep in mind, that even at their largest, adult lice are still only the size of a sesame seed. They can vary in color, but if you see anything crawling, it’s probably a louse. If you remove it, you may be able to see a reddish color on them, which is the blood they have extracted.
There are over-the-counter products available for treating lice but take caution when considering using remedies like Rid, Nix, Spinosad, Natroba, Ivermectin, Sklice, and generic lice products. These products contain harsh chemicals that can cause adverse reactions and have a strong odor. In addition, lice have become resistant to many of the traditional products that have long been on the market.
Your best bet is to contact Lice Clinics USA as soon as possible. We have knowledgeable and trained staff who perform thorough screenings to determine if your child is infested with lice and the severity of it. It’s also important for all family members to be screened as well, to avoid risk of re-infestation.
If we determine that one or more individuals are infested with lice, we provide you with several treatment options. You can select the one that meets your needs and budget. Our FDA-approved Signature Dehydration treatment is one option that is guaranteed to eliminate all lice from those affected.
School attendance is important. Don’t keep your kids home from school one more day than necessary. After receiving our gentle treatment methods, they can return to school the very next day!