Although head lice is very common, parents are incredibly upset when the louse shows up on their child’s head. If you have school age children, I want you to remember two things, your family will probably deal with head lice at some point and you all will get through it. Head lice are not dangerous, just annoying and anxiety provoking. Lice have been plaguing humans for thousands of years. Approximately 12 million children have head lice between the ages of 3 and 12 years. Although head lice cannot be completely prevented, there are ways to decrease spread. Also, it is very, very important to check your children regularly (weekly) so that it can be detected and treated early.
1. How do I know if my child is exposed to head lice? How do I check them?
If your child is in school it is likely that your child is exposed to head lice. Just assume it is true. Continue reading