Things parents say when their children get lice
There’s a common reaction that parents share when their kids get lice, it’s usually panic mixed with anger and frustration. Huffington Post parenting editor Caroline Bologna compiled a list of Twitter posts displaying some of the things parents say. Titled “47 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up The Nightmare Of Lice Outbreaks,” the article features copies of tweets that range from horrifying to hilarious reactions to lice outbreaks. Although we don’t agree with all of them, feel free to check out the entire article and decide for yourself. But here are a few that we liked:
Tweet #1: “One daughter has lice. While my kids slept, I filled 15 garbage bags with stuffed animals and hid them in the attic. Your move, the Grinch”
Tweet #2: “Parenting tip: If your kid ever gets lice, make sure you send them to the local orphanage with the best YELP reviews.”
Tweet #3: “School sent a note home with my 5yo that someone had lice in his class. In unrelated news, I broke out in hives & burned all our belongings.”
Tweet #4: “Four out of five moms agree that lice will give you a nervous breakdown. And even the fifth mom is just pretending to hold it together.”
The rest of the Tweets demonstrate surprise, outrage, frustration, and stress, just like these ones do. But, what these parents don’t know is how much easier it is now to get rid of lice!
For starters, Lice Clinics of Canada (LCC) can ensure you leave their clinic lice free in just one visit! That’s right—only one visit! They have several treatment options, including the heated air treatment. LCC is the only clinic in Ontario to offer this treatment and it guarantees you leave lice free (and stay lice free for 30 days) or they will treat you again for free!
As for your home, you don’t need to fill garbage bags with stuffed animals and keep them in the garage or attic for weeks. Lice can’t live on stuffed animals; they’ll die within a day or two. And you don’t have to send your children away; they didn’t do anything wrong. Neither did the parents. The stigma that lice have something to do with hygiene is dying but dying very slowly. Lice don’t care if your hair is clean or dirty, as long as blood is flowing in your body, you can get it.
One of the reasons that lice are so frustrating for parents is that the traditional over-the-counter (OTC) treatments that used to work on lice, no longer solve the problem. Lice have grown resistant to these treatments, thanks to a genetic mutation in lice that have made them resistant to the insecticide used in traditional medications, dubbing this new strain of critters “super lice.” The latest study of “super lice” found that 98 percent of lice in 48 states are now immune to pyrethroids, the class of insecticide used in OTC products. So, in addition to the stress of finding bugs in their children’s hair, parents spend weeks or months in a futile battle using drugstore lice products. Save yourself—and your children—time, money and frustration and visit Lice Clinics of Canada (LCC).
LCC’s AirAllé treatment is a Class I medical device cleared by Health Canada and clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs in a 30 minute treatment. The device doesn’t use any chemicals or insecticides. Instead, it uses carefully controlled warm air to dehydrate lice and eggs.
The clinic also sells retail lice remover kits and preventer kits that use non-toxic, easy to use, guaranteed formulas to kill and prevent head lice.
Sometimes the things parents say about lice is funny, but we assure you that while you are battling it…lice are not funny. But there’s no reason to freak out because LCC can help!