September is National Lice Awareness Month
Back to School is a stressful time for families. It takes time for children and parents to adjust to new schedules, teachers, homework and after school activities. Even with all of the preparation, planning and amazing organization skills of most parents who are juggling work and home life, no one schedules time to have head lice.
“Head lice disrupts family life and consumes all your time and energy until it is resolved. Parents spend hours on end combing and cleaning and wondering if it is over until the life cycle of the lice infestation is finally interrupted,” says Erin, owner of Lice Clinics of America – Northern IL in Spring Grove and Vernon Hills.
So how do you and your family stop lice before they start? Lice Clinics of America has not only great prevention and but also a full line of prevention products to help keep your family lice-free.
If your child has long hair, wearing it up in a tight bun is the way to go. “Lice cannot jump or fly, it is actually anatomically impossible,” says Erin. “The only move from one person to another through direct, physical head to head, or hair to hair contact, so wearing the hair high and tight in a braid or bun can protect against loose hair touching some else’s hair.”
Should you see evidence of head lice, find out that your child has come in contact with someone with lice, or receive a note home that there are head lice at school, the best course of action is to book a head lice screening with a professional as soon as possible to determine level of infestation and get treatment options. Our clinic offers professional head lice screenings. Since lice can easily be transferred within a household, we encourage the entire family to be screened as soon as you discover that you or your child may have been exposed to lice. This will ensure you can stop the lice infestation before it spreads to other family members and friends.
Our clinic provides head lice prevention education and clinical-strength products. “Our full line of prevention products act as another line of defense against head lice for kids, parents and caregivers, which is extremely important during an outbreak in your social circles. We offer non-toxic and pesticide-free products, safer and more effective than traditional over the counter treatments, that stop super lice, guaranteed,” says Erin.
Lice Clinics of America has over 300 treatment centers in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America – Vernon Hills is located at 10 W Phillip Rd. Suite 123 Vernon Hills, IL 60061 and Lice Clinics of America – Spring Grove is located at 2503 Spring Ridge Rd. Suite C1 Spring Grove, IL 60081 and is open seven days a week by appointment. Call (224) 433-6087, email info@LiceClinicsNorthernIL.com, or visit www.liceclinicsnorthernil.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.