Head back to school lice free
looking for a post-holiday head lice checklist to ensure your kids don’t return to school with a head lice infestation? You’ve found it.
Gearing up to head back to school after the holidays is a busy time, and no one wants to deal with an infestation on top of the travelling, entertaining, shopping, and cleaning everything up after the Christmas and New Years celebrations.
Here’s a post-holiday checklist to ensure you don’t send your kids back to school with a head lice infestation:
Get the family screened before school starts
Having a trained head lice technician screen your family will ensure you can send your kids back to school lice free. If someone you were around over the holidays had head lice, or if someone in your household was head-to-head with someone else, it’s important to get checked for lice.
If the screening is positive, Lice Clinics of Canada can have you lice free in just 90 minutes. Head lice can be very difficult to diagnose, and false positives are very common. Save yourself the stress and get your family checked. If you have a metal terminator com at home, you can also screen your family at home, and come in for treatment, if needed.
Use preventative products
Many people deal with head lice reactively, which means once head lice is detected most parents try to remove it as quickly as possible. This is normal, but by using preventative products daily, it can help reduce your chances of bringing lice into the home.
For those with longer hair, it’s important to keep the hair tied back while at school, or playing with friends. Our preventative spray can be used throughout the day to help keep the lice away.
All of Lice Clinic of Canada’s products are safe and pesticide-free.
Talk to your children about how head lice spreads
Discussing lice with your children and all the precautions they can take will help them understand how it spreads. It may help them think twice before taking a selfie with a classmate, or sharing combs or brushes.
Keep a good comb at home and screen often
It’s very important to have a good lice comb at home to check your family’s hair at least once every two weeks, especially if you’ve recently been around someone with lice, or if a lice letter comes home from school.
Lice Clinics of Canada’s terminator combs will pick up whatever is in the hair. Metal combs are recommended, and you can purchase yours at our Kitchener or Oakville locations.
If a lice infestation does occur in your household, don’t panic. Lice happens and we now have the technology to get rid of head lice quickly and safely.
Lice Clinics of Canada is the exclusive provider of lice treatment using the Health Canada-cleared AirAllé medical device, which is clinically shown to kill live lice and eggs (nits) in a single treatment. It’s easy and it has successfully treated nearly half a million cases of head lice worldwide.