How to Treat and Prevent Head Lice
If you are a parent, there are two words that make you instantly terrified….. Head Lice. I start scratching my head at the thought of it. Did you know that Head Lice infestation is the second most frequent health issue for school-age kids in the U.S., each year affecting more than 12 million children, ages 3 to 11, second only to the common cold according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chances are if you have school-aged children, you are going to have to deal with lice at some point.
Thankfully we have haven’t had to deal with it yet, but we have had several close calls and I’m not going to lie, every time one of my kids starts itching their head, I start to panic just a little bit. I remember one year we were driving to my in-laws for Thanksgiving and my best friend sent me a text telling me all her kids had lice. Of course, our kids had been playing together all day the day before and I’m not kidding when I tell you that I pulled over at a rest stop and did 6 thourough head checks before I let them back in the car. I was not going to be the person that brought lice to Thanksgiving!
I’m a little less panicked and paranoid about lice now since I’ve seen several of my friends go through it with their kids, I realize it doesn’t to be devastating! You can easily control an infestation with treatment and some preventative measures!
Let’s talk treatment first. How do you get rid of this little bug?
- Eliminate lice with Vamousse Lice Treatment. If you find lice, pesticide-free Vamousse Lice Treatment allows you to kill the adults in one 15-minute treatment. Unlike traditional over the counter products that use pesticide-based active ingredients, Vamousse Lice Treatment resolves the situation with the first application – “one and done” – so you can get back to focusing on school and life, not the itchy effects of head lice. Many products require a second application because the pesticides do not kill eggs. The 7-10 day re-treatment is required in order to kill the new lice that hatch from the eggs that were left unscathed in the first treatment. Vamousse works differently to dehydrate the eggs with the first application.
- Conduct head checks. After treating with Vamousse Lice Treatment, you should comb through your child’s entire head once a day with a nit comb. Here’s how:· Part your child’s hair to examine the scalp, lice may look like dandruff, but they cannot easily be removed.· Use a nit comb to work through small sections of hair looking for lice or nits (lice eggs). Pay extra attention to the nape of the neck, behind ears, under bangs and the crown of the head.
- Deep Clean! Put all stuffed animals and soft toys in a garbage and leave them in the garage for at least 72 hours. Wash all bedding and laundry on a hot water cycle and dry on high heat. Use Vamousse Lice Elimination Powder. This powder eliminates lice and dust mites on non-washable household items as a final step in cleaning your home after treating an infestation.
Now that you know how to treat lice, let’s talk about how to prevent it!
- Don’t Share! It goes against everything we have taught our kids, but during a breakout or infestation, it’s very important to remember not to share things that some in contact with a person’s head. That includes combs, brushes and hats. Avoid touching heads together as well.
- Vamousse Lice Repellent and Nit Defense Spray: This is a safe, non-toxic and odorless (when dry) spray made with essential oils. It’s easy to apply daily as part of regular hair care routine to prevent lice.
- Vamousse Lice Defense Daily Shampoo: Non-toxic daily shampoo defends against head lice
Head Lice doesn’t have to be the end of the world, with just a few steps and some prevention, you can recover quickly from an outbreak and not miss a beat!
Vamousse is available over-the-counter nationwide at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kmart, and in some regional chains including Meijer, Hannaford, Food Lion and HEB, and online at Walmart.com, CVS.com, Walgreens.com, and Amazon.com.
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