Parent voluteers have been performing checks for head lice at the school, and would like to help parents further by providing some useful facts and resources.
Public Health fact sheet: head_lice_en
Hair and Head Lice: Treatment and Prevention: http://www.hairphysician.com/hair-and-head-lice-treatment-and-prevention.html
- Keep long hair tied up in ponytails or even better, braids or a bun.
- Use a little hairspray to keep stray hairs contained.
- Use tea tree oil either by adding a few drops to your regular shampoo, or by making a spritz by adding a few drops to water in a spray bottle. Tea tree oil can be very drying, so only use a few drops (as directed).
- There a plenty of options available. Ask a pharmacist, especially if you have any known allergies or intolerances. A lot of parents recommend using Nyda http://www.nyda.ca/#null. Its available at Costco and Rexell.
- 1st treatment should be done asap.
- 2nd treatment must be done within 7-10 days
- Daily lice checks are essential
- Follow up with weekly checks using a good nit comb. Lice Squad one appears to be the most effective and comes highly recommended by other parents. Available at licesquad.com