One of the worst parts of head lice is having to reach out to other parents to tell them their children may have been exposed by your child. The social stigma attached to lice is significant and stressful. The best way to stop lice from spreading is by letting other parents know about it. Remember, telling them will protect their child and others around them.
Keep reminding yourself, “It’s not your fault!” Poor hygiene and subpar living conditions are not the culprits. Lice is as easy to catch as the common cold. No amount of hair washing will stop a live louse from crawling onto your child’s head. Lice outbreaks are totally unrelated to hygiene. In fact, they love clean hair and scalp. Lice are spread from head to head by direct contact. Everyone loves a good group selfie! Lice don’t fly, jump or live on your furry family members.
As a parent, I have had to make this phone call more than a few times. Knowing that better treatment options are out there has eased the embarrassment over the years (along with a glass of wine or two). So spread the word. Lice Clinics of America-McKinney TX is here to help. After one appointment (because we all have so much free time) you and your family are lice free! Just remember: it’s not your fault. The head lice is the enemy here and we have found a way to defeat them.