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How to protect a child from lice?


We have the 21st century and we are struggling with problems that were known hundreds of years ago. One of them is head lice. Along with the new school year, a notice was posted in many schools and kindergartens informing parents about head lice among children. And how does the boomerang come back to the question - how to protect a child from lice? Is it possible at all?

Head louse still present!

Alert warnings are repeated almost every year. On the doors of schools and kindergartens, messages are posted to sensitize parents of children.

However, eradicating the disease is not easy, because the problem is spreading quickly. The embarrassing dimension of the ailment means that many parents do not inform about the child's infection, hence it is more difficult to limit the source of infection.

How often is head lice in kindergartens and schools? Unfortunately, the scale of the phenomenon is not known, because since 2009 there is no legal obligation to report cases of head lice. Some sources indicate that head lice may be in every second primary school (for example, the Sanitary Inspector from Warsaw informed about this).

How to protect a child from lice? Sensitize the child, implement certain rules

Pediculosis is a disease that can be immediately infected. It doesn't take much for a baby to resemble an appearance-like insect sesame seed. It is enough for him to feed on human blood and lay eggs on the scalp, thus multiplying rapidly.

You can't delude yourself that it will save us from getting sick personal hygiene. Lice adapt to clean as well as dirty heads as often. Especially often they are found on the scalp of the youngest children staying in large groups of people on a daily basis - in kindergartens, nurseries and schools (especially in younger classes).

What to do then?

  • alert your child not to lend his hat or scarf to anyone,
  • talk to the child so that it does not bring the head closer to the head of other children, especially in periods when the school or kindergarten management reports about head lice (you can only get infected with lice by direct head-to-head contact),
  • make sure your child doesn't borrow his towel, comb, hair band or swimming cap in the pool.

Browse the child's head

It is very important to systematically examine the child's scalp, paying attention to whether there are characteristic clumps on it. It is also worth looking for them behind the ears or on the back of the neck, because lice often live there. It is good to do a review of your child's skin after every hair wash.

Quickly finding out that lice are on the skin will allow them to be removed efficiently. It is relatively simple. There is a whole range of lice remedies available over the counter at pharmacies.

How to protect a child from lice?

In addition to sensitizing your child how to protect himself against parasites, you can consider buying agents that repel insects. The sale includes: