It is the most wonderful time of the year!! Are you having fun traveling to see far off friends and family? Are you giving hugs, and cuddles and lots of holiday cheer? As you prepare for your visits, don’t let your vigilance against lice slip. After you leave your holiday events, this is the perfect time to check your children. You want to be sure they weren’t given the gift of lice this holiday season.
Why after the holidays? If you’ve been lucky enough to get through the start of the school year lice-free, Congratulations! But now you have moved out of your everyday environment. You have entered into another sphere of contact – family members who interact with other people you normally do not come in contact with. Many people do not notice that their child is infested until they see an actual bug. It usually is about 2-3 weeks until you notice bugs in your child’s head. After 2-3 weeks, the bugs are eagerly looking for new territory.
Did cousin Violet have a sleep over with her bestie last week? Now she’s giving a piggy back to your daughter. Did Aunt Emma treat herself and her daughter with OTC products last month? Did a few bugs survive treatment? Did she realize that OTC treatments are ineffective and that Violet still has an active case?
Of course, you don’t want to ban hugs and cuddles. Just be aware of the increased possibility of infestation and sit your kids down for a quick head check. Prevention and catching lice early increases the chance for successful at home treatment. And of course, you can always opt for our professional treatment services. We have options for every budget. Give us a call or text at (703) 686-5253 to discuss treatment options, or to get an appointment for lice treatment today!