Today I received an email from the director at our preschool that one of the students has head lice. She recommended that we check our child for the lice or eggs, and begin treatment if we discover anything. I have no idea where to even begin with checking my daughter.
Are there any good online resources or books for dealing with head lice?
Looks like this page has some clear and straightforward info. First of all it has good info about how to check for them ("commonly found around ears, forehead, and nape of neck, and they lie close to scalp"). Also, if you do find any, it has information on treatments:
Head lice treatments:
answered 13 Jun '11, 18:45
Round us it's generally agreed that none of the insecticide shampoos work. We all use the physical removal method. This means buying a really good nit comb (e.g. nittygritty). Washing your child's hair and then coating it thoroughly in a good conditioner before using the comb to find and remove any lice or eggs. It takes a while, and you need to be systematic about checking all the hair. The comb is pretty good at removing lice, but not so good for eggs.
You need to repeat the process at least once a week as it takes 8-24 days for a louse to begin laying eggs after it has hatched. Eggs are believed to hatch 6-9 days after laying. This way you disrupt the life cycle and eventually remove the population from your child's head.
The problem is sometimes that lice are being passed backwards and forwards between friends. I always find it easier to get rid of them altogether during school holidays when the population is isolated. During term time I usually just use this method to keep the population under control (my elder daughter's class is rather prone to headlice so I've had to do this 4-5 times now).
answered 21 Jun '11, 14:54
Hi, I think this website might be good for you to deal with head lice on the students. Head lice is a common health problem and it does not tell the sign of lack hygiene. When the children suffer from head lice, you will notice sensation of something crawling, and itchiness, even red bumps happening on their scalps. If someone has head lice at the children's school, it needs to be treated immediately to stop the spreading. In fact, this help problem can be removed completely when they are spotted as well as looked after as earliest as possible.
In case, you cannot find any effective help, consulting doctors is a need to be given best advice.
Here is the link: authorityremedies.com
You can search on google: Home Remedies for Head Lice - Authority Remedies
Hope this help!
answered 03 Sep '16, 06:56