WHO’S AT RISK
Percentage of the head lice culprits pass the infestation on to their; siblings, relatives and friends. 100%
Average percentage of the time mothers/nannies contract head lice from their children. 80%
Average percentage of the time fathers contract head lice from their children. 20%
- Head lice crosses all socioeconomic boundaries.
- Head lice is one of the top 3 reasons why children miss school
- Longer hair is more susceptible in contracting head lice
- Head lice thrive equally in warm and cold climates
Although there is no absolute sure way to prevent your family from getting head lice, there are things you can do to lower your odds:
- Teach your child to avoid sharing things that have been on or near anther child’s head, including hairbrushes, combs, hats, scarves, towels, helmets, etc.
- Bag your child’s coat and hat or Make sure your child hangs up his or her coat on an individual hook, instead of throwing them in a pile with other class mates clothing.
- Regularly clean things that your child’s head has direct contact with, such as car seats, pillows, head phones, etc., especially if they are sharing them with other children
- Recognize the symptoms of head lice, which includes an itchy scalp and small red bumps or sores on the back of your child’s neck and scalp.
- Belive it or not – Avoid “Group Selfies”