As the Holidays are right around the corner, make sure you have you and your loved ones covered from head lice issues. We typically see an increase in head lice cases as more families are bunking together and have longer periods of time spent together during the special season. Therefore, there are opportunities for head lice cases to occur. Although head lice aren’t able to jump, fly, hop, or swim, they find their way to their next victim by crawling. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infected person. So how do you protect yourself this Holiday Season? Here are some tips:
- If you are spending the nights away with friends or family, bring your own pillows or pillow coverings.
- Make sure no one is sharing hair brushes, combs, or other hair type accessories, especially children.
- It is also important to not share scarves, hats, or other surfaces which the head lice may be able to crawl to and latch on to their next victim from.
- If you notice scratching or discomfort from a little one (family member or friend), make sure to look through the hair near a source of bright light, as this can help you identify if a possible infestation has occurred. It is important to note that these types of bugs move very quickly on the scalp and hair areas.
Being with friends, family, and loved ones during the Holidays is what the season is all about. Even though the kids may be out of school for the Holiday break, head lice can still spread. If a lice outbreak is detected or you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us! At Lice Clinics of America in Sacramento, California, our heated removal process is the only guaranteed way to remove lice in 1 quick, safe, and easy treatment, so your children can get back to enjoying their time off. We all know head lice is the one thing no one wants to be regifted! So call us today to schedule an appointment at (888) 417-5285!