The children who are coming home from overnight camps on a daily basis are spreading their unwanteds among us. So while it’s great seeing our children for the first time in a long while their re-entry into our homes isn’t so wonderful now. Head lice is among us!
A nit(lice egg) takes 7-10 days to hatch after being laid. If your camper was “checked” visually after their camp session ended and did not have an advanced head lice case, it may have been missed. The little buggers could still be waiting for the right moment to hatch. Don’t stop hugging your children, just start checking them with a good metal lice comb, on a wet head, for lice and/or nits.
We have also seen an increase in head lice cases at day camps. Why? As camps get into their 5th and 6th weeks the head lice cases are becoming more advanced and the lice is spreading from child to child easily.
We all want to enjoy our summer evenings so if we are proactive and perform weekly head checks we can take care of head lice “situations” before they become head lice “frustrations”.
-Elizabeth Mishkin, Marketing Director
Lice Lifters LLC www.licelifters.com