Head Lice Treatment Watchouts and Tips
1) Watch for signs of head lice, such as frequent head scratching. Anyone can get head lice … mainly by head to head contact but also from sharing hats, brushes and headrests. Lice do not jump or fly.
2) Check all family members for lice and nits (lice eggs) at least once a week. Only those infested should be treated. Lice are reddish-brown wingless insects; nits are grayish-white, always oval shaped, and are glued at an angle to the side of the hair shaft.
3) Be sure not to confuse nits with hair debris such as bright white irregularly-shaped clumps of dandruff stuck to the hair shaft or elongated segments of dandruff encircling the hair shaft and easily dislodged. Lice treatment is not appropriate for hair debris.
4) Consult your pharmacist or physician before applying or using lice treatment pesticides when the person involved is pregnant, nursing, has allergies, asthma, epilepsy, other pre-existing medical conditions, or has lice or nits in the eyebrows or eyelashes. Never use a pesticide on or near the eyes.
5) Remember, all lice-killing products are Pesticides. Manual removal for head lice treatment or head lice removal is the best and safest option. This is the only method used by Nits No More for head lice removal.
6) Wash bedding and recently worn clothing in hot water and dry in a hot dryer. Combs and brushes may be soaked in hot water (not boiling) for 10 minutes.
7) Avoid lice sprays! Vacuuming is the safest and best way to remove lice or fallen hairs with attached nits from upholstered furniture, rugs, stuffed animals and car seats.
8) Notify your child’s school, camp, child care provider and neighborhood parents. Check for lice on a regular basis. This is the best way to protect your family and community.
9) We can help! Feel free to go to www.nitsnomore.com or email Becky at email@example.com with questions.