With children heading back to school, preschool or even daycare a common concern is Lice! Head Lice is a common occurrence among young children and here are 5 things you need to know about lice:
- Lice are very small (approx the size of a sesame seed) but they can be seen by a naked eye; however it may be easier to detect lice under light
- Nits (lice eggs) are more commonly seen and will be small dots that are either yellow, brown or tan. They resemble dandruff but they can not be shaken off.
- Lice lay their eggs close to the scalp and if they are treated before they hatch, they will be easier to get rid of.
- A sign of lice is, your child is complaining of an itchy head or is scratching their head often
- Lice are highly contagious and can spread from person to person very quickly.
- Lice can not be transmitted from a person to an animal or vice versa.
- There are a variety of treatments used to get rid of lice and treatment is often required more than once.
- Lice can spread from hair onto pillows, blankets, brushes and hats
So now that you know a little more about lice, take a deep breathe and know that there are ways to easily detect and treat lice.
I recently tried out the Nitview LED Lice Detecting Comb and loved that it has an led light built in, so that you can easily spot the lice or nits as you are combing through your child’s hair. You can also shine the light on your child’s pillow and bedding to see if the lice/nits are living there; they will look like bright little dots under the light.
After using the Nitview LED comb I found that my children were lice free for now; but I will be keeping this on hand to check their hair on a regular basis! In the event that they do catch lice, I have a lice treatment sitting in the medicine cabinet.
I like the Nyda Head Lice Treatment because it comes with easy to understand directions, it smells good and it is easy to apply. The Nyda Head Lice Treatment can be used on children (age 2 years and up) and adults; and is effective against nits and lice.
You can find both of these products at London Drugs and keep them in your medicine cabinet for peace of mind; and to periodically check your littles for lice.
**Disclaimer: I received these products for the purpose of this review, however the opinions expressed above are my own.**