It’s the most wonderful time of the year, holiday time. Winter break for the children, holiday shopping, get togethers with friends & family. Unfortunately, it’s a great time for lice too. While the festive season is full of decadent, great memories and family time, experts say lice are busier then ever!
Why, you ask? While children nestle together, they’re sharing sleeping bags, hair accessories, hats, scarves, coats and more during this merriest part of year. Any gathering of people is a great day for lice. During the holidays, we get to see many family members and friends that we don’t see enough of (or some you see too much of😊) but either way it leads to many more hugs and hanging out near each other. Grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, besties, nobody is immune to the louse-ist gift of the year!
While lice may not be invited for the holidays, that doesn’t mean they won’t show up. No one has them on their list, but they will be shared as is the spirit of the holidays.
Now this doesn’t mean to need to cancel all those parties or the holidays altogether but just keep in mind… It’s best to check your children before the holidays, try keeping long hair up while visiting, use preventative products and check your children again after the holidays. The sooner you notice and react to an infestation the easier it is to control.
And lastly, remember that if you end up on the naughty list and you or your loved ones come home with head lice, we are ready and waiting! We are located in Kitchener, ON and are open 7 days a week! Our Signature Treatment will have you leaving our clinic LICE FREE in one visit! We will help make sure that during holiday time this year, not a creature is stirring, not even a louse…