Summer is fast approaching, with the end of the school year nearing summer camp plans are at the fore front. Finding the perfect summer camp for your child can help them gain confidence, build friendships, and establish independence.
Camp can be the experience of a lifetime but can also be a breading ground for head lice should there be at out break at the camps facilities. Lice Clinics of America wants to help keep your kid safe and enjoying their summer with a few tips on they can avoid lice camp and treat it fast if it does affect them.
How Lice Spread
The best way to avoid lice is to know how lice is spread and stay clear. The biggest myth surrounding head lice is that it can jump head to head, lice can not jump. Lice rely primarily on head to head contact for transferal as they can only survive for one to two days without a human host.
Warn your children that if a lice outbreak should occur to avoid sharing bunks, pillows, hair accessories, hats, etc. They should also be careful to avoid head to head contact which can be common during many summer activities and sports. Remind children to still have fun but be careful and stay safe.
Watch for the First Signs
Teach your children the early signs of head lice so that if they do come in contact they can be treated at the first sign. Itching is often the most common sign of head lice, while it can often be a sign of other issues such as sunburn and dry scalp it is still important to check if itching arises. Red bumps can also appear on the scalp and neck area as lice bite and feed off of the hosts blood. Be sure your child knows to alert counselors and staff if any scalp conditions appear. A crawling sensation on the scalp can be a sure sign of head lice and your child should seek immediate attention.
Treating Head Lice
Should your child’s camp end up with a head lice break out and your child become effected Lice Clinics of America can help. We offer a variety of treatments including the one of a kind FDA approved AirAlle® treatment. The AirAlle® treatment is a heated head lice treatment that removes both lice and nits without the use of harsh chemicals. We can have your child lice free in 60 minutes or less and back to enjoying all the summer camp fun.