No one likes finding out that their child has lice, but what is worse is finding out that the treatment you did to get rid of the lice didn’t work. Lice Happens understands the frustration parents feel when it comes to dealing with lice quickly and effectively. You want to put the problem behind you as soon as possible—we get it, we’re parents too!
We wish we could say that there is some magic shortcut for dealing with lice. Unfortunately there isn’t. However, we have uncovered what we think is the most effective treatment for head lice, which will result in you ridding your child of the issue.
We start with a thorough combing of your child’s hair, using a metal nit-comb and our non-toxic, pesticide-free enzyme product. This product not only makes the combing process easier, it also helps you see the lice, nymphs or nits. Finally, follow-up combing every day for two weeks will help insure that there is no re-infestation due to any hatched nymphs or nits that might have been missed during that first comb through.
Think you have a re-infestation of lice? All too often, your child hasn’t been exposed to lice again. Rather, the previous treatment may not have been meticulous enough. Although there is the possibility that the lice have become resistant to any chemicals in the over-the-counter treatment you used, typically what causes lice to come back is they never completely went away. If the hair is not combed with a high-quality nit comb every day for two weeks, any nits or hatched nymphs can mature and cause the lice cycle to repeat.
You’ve done your daily combing for two weeks. Now you want to insure that you never have to deal with lice again. How? Weekly screenings using your high-quality metal nit comb is a great way to check and insure your kids are nit free.
Also, teach your children to avoid sharing personal items such as brushes or combs. They also shouldn’t have head-to-head contact with other children. When you share these instructions, try to not give them the impression that appropriate contact with an infested or formerly infested child is bad. There is a lot of stigma associated with lice, and you don’t want to add to anything that child and his/her family is enduring while they deal with their own lice infestation.