It’s that time of year again. New back packs, lunch bags, coloured pencils and head lice!! Yes head lice. Yikes no one wants head lice. So how can you avoid getting it? A few tips from the experts at Lice Services Canada on how to avoid lice. No sharing hats, brushes and combs. Remind your […]
It may appear that over the counter lice treatment is less expensive, but if it is not initially effective and requires repeating, it will cost you more time AND money!
Every task seems amplified when your child has lice. Doing her hair for the day? Better change your brush. Drying his hair? Better get out the special towel. Sending them off to their mom or dad’s for the next few days (or week)? *Insert incoherent panic here*
Lice combs have been around for centuries. When combs from the first century were discovered the archeologists thought they were just beautiful combs that were used every day.
If you try to drown lice, you would need to keep them submerged for more than 8 straight hours in order to ensure they have indeed drowned. No coming up for air. Adult lice can “hold their breath” for up to 8 hours – they close their air holes and stay where they are until they can breathe again.
As you can probably imagine the word lice would totally devastate any teenager. Your teenager will think this is the end of the world!!! They will think they are dirty and that if their friends find out they will be an outcast.
Does tea tree oil really work against head lice? The short answer is no. In our experience we have observed that lice don’t like the smell of the tea tree oil. But to kill lice the answer is no. It really is only good as a preventative measure.
What do people typically do for head lice? They often turn to over-the-counter gels, lotions and creams for treating lice. These are topical treatments applied to the head and left on for a few minutes or hours, and then rinsed off. Are these lice treatments the best? Do they even actually work?