Always let others know if they have come in contact with an individual who has head lice – wouldn’t you want to know?
Finding out that you or a child has lice might seem bad enough for many parents, but having to share the news with family members, friends, and schools often adds stress and anxiety to an already overwhelming situation. Be A Friend – Tell A Friend. Your child got lice from a friend and then most likely gave it to another friend. If everyone is not treated your child will get head lice again and the cycle will start over.
- First of all rest assured that telling others who may have been in contact with head lice is the right thing to do. This gives families an opportunity to screen their children and catch a case of head lice in the beginning stages, which is easier to treat.
- Alerting family members, friends, and the school will minimize the chance of your child being re-infested, as most likely, parents will do a lice inspection and treatment if necessary.
- Be reassuring. Parents on the other end of the line might start felling itchy as soon as they hear the word ‘lice’ and go into a panic. Feeling itchy upon hearing ‘head lice’ is frequently psychosomatic and does not signify a positive case.
- Reassure others that although head lice might be highly contagious, problematic and a nuisance, they do not carry any disease. Infections and disease can come from secondary infection of a non-treated case of lice.
- Some will claim to be lice-free because they don’t itch. Itching as an allergic reaction to a bite and not everyone itches.
- If, upon inspection, head lice or lice eggs (nits) are discovered, it is advisable to contact a professional head lice removal service like Nit Boss, LLC to assure a successful head lice eradication.