Back to school in Portland for many kids means coming back from vacations and day care—usually coinciding with another lice outbreak in many communities. This is partially because families exchange more than presents over the holidays. Close contact with family members near and far can cause an easy way to exchange lice.
Lice don’t jump. So, the problem is not that lice jump from the hair onto the coat or hat and jump back to the next wearer’s head. However, they do crawl from head to head during a close hug or selfie.
Lice can’t survive without two things: 1) warmth from the human body, and 2) human blood to feed on. Yucky, but true.
What can you do to prevent a case of winter lice? Here are a few of our Portland Lice clinic recommendations.
- Tell your kids not to wear other people’s hats and hair accessories.
- Check your kids’ heads for lice once a week for the first month or so after school starts.
- Use lice prevention products. Lice Clinics of America has a full line of lice prevention products including shampoo, conditioner, and spray. The products attack a louse’s “olfactory” nerves. In other words, lice can’t stand the smell. The shampoo will smell pleasant to you and your child, but not to lice.
If your kids do get lice, keep calm. It’s not the end of the world and our treatment makes it really easy to get rid of lice and eggs. Lice Clinics of America uses an exclusive FDA-cleared medical device that is clinically proven to kill live lice and 99.2 percent of eggs in just over an hour.
Contact Us Today for a Head Check, Lice Removal Treatment, or just to say hello to dad’s making Portland, Oregon Lice Free!