You see your child scratching their head and you think to yourself, sometimes an itch isn’t just an itch. So what do you do when that itch turns out to be head lice?
If you’re anything like me, you are already itching. I HATE bugs of ANY kind. The moment I even think about lice, my scalp starts tingling and I start itching!
We recently teamed up with The Nit Nanny to provide you with some excellent information about lice and the treatment of lice. With school in full swing, it’s inevitable that our darling kiddos will come home with a note that someone in their daycare or school has lice. Not only are we equipping you with some valuable information, we’re also thrilled to offer you a chance to win a $75 gift card to TARGET (yes!) and a bottle of Nit Nanny Mint Spray. So take a moment to enter the giveaway, then keep reading so that you will know what do you do if someone in your family gets lice!
Per the CDC, between 6-12 million children and adults get head lice each year in the US alone, as well as up to twice that many unreported cases. Anyone who comes in head-to-head contact with someone who already has head lice is at the greatest risk. With close contact at schools, camps, sleepovers, the crowding over electronic devices kids are always doing to get a look at the latest internet sensation and the constant selfies kids take, you can see why lice spreads so easily. Girls between the ages of 3-15 have the greatest chance of getting lice, then they can easily spread throughout their family.
What do you do if someone in your family gets lice?
Dump chemical and pesticide laden over-the-counter products on their heads and wish for the best? Ignore it and hope it goes away? No…One adult female can lay 10 eggs (nits) a day and she lives for 30 days…do the math. They feed on your scalp blood; the bites are what cause the itching. Many people are allergic to the bites, thus the itching.
First of all over-the-counter products available today like Rid, Nix and head lice shampoos for purchase in pharmacies have become ineffective, lice have adapted and have become resistant to the treatment. The plastic combs provided in the OTC kits are not effective at combing out all nits and bugs.
Second, many products are dangerous, they are loaded with neurotoxins and worse. Compare the ingredients of the top over-the-counter products to a can of Raid…A CAN OF RAID! It’s truly frightening. Some of the killing agents in lawn chemicals contain identical ingredients as well. THAT is some scary stuff.
Most home remedies are ineffective. Smothering lice with mayonnaise and olive oil for example will not work. Those melt, breakdown and liquify due to your core body temperature which then allows the lice to breathe, not killing them.
As parents we do our best to protect our kids, so reliable and good information is key.
Lice Lifters, headquartered in Lafayette Hill Pennsylvania has come up with an all-natural and extremely effective in-store lice treatment process as well as the Nit Nanny Line of all-natural products to take lice out of your life.
The Nit Nanny Products will end your lice problems with no harmful chemicals. From the first application, all adult lice will be killed, after that you follow the treatment plan. Nit Nanny Products are all natural and do not liquify therefore smothering and killing all live activity in 10 minutes.
The Nit Nanny Lice Solution Treatment is a soothing blend of oils that quickly eliminates all stages of head lice. The 10-minute treatment is conditioning to your hair and scalp. It is safe and effective and leaves you non-contagious to others you are in contact with.
The Nit Nanny Lice and Nit Removal Comb is made of tempered steel. It has unique spiral micro-grooving that helps get underneath every egg. The long teeth can be boiled for sterilization. This comb is the best way to get rid of lice and nits as well as prevent future infestation.
The Nit Nanny Mint Spay deters lice. It is a one-step product that detangles hair and deters lice. This product can be used on wet or dry hair and as often as you would like to help repel lice. This product is made with all natural ingredients that are offensive to lice but not to humans. The Mint Detangler Spray is non-toxic, smells great and is safe for the whole family. A few spritzes of the fresh smelling spray are all you need. If you know an outbreak is in your area or school, be diligent with the spray and putting your daughter’s hair up in a bun or in a tight braid or two.
Each of these products are available via Amazon, you can purchase them individually or as a kit. This is your best solution if getting into a Lice Lifters Salon is not an option. And is the best all natural, safe and effective treatment available for home use.
Visit the The Nit Nanny Site for all the information you need to get lice out of your head, out of your life, and out of your home. Check out “The Great Clean Up Page” for what else you need to do around your home when lice strikes.