Pre School Lice Checks A Good Idea?
You don’t want your school to discover lice on your child the first week of school!
The solution? Make sure you do head checks on the whole family.
A quick head check need not take a huge amount of time. The best way to check for lice is to do a preventative conditioner comb-out with the OMG Lice Comb. Furthermore the OMG comb can help you diagnose lice cases early. And early lice diagnosis makes lice treatment much easier and faster.
Pre School Lice Checks A Good Idea? Does your school have a “No-Nit Policy”? First of all the CDC now advises against No-Nit Policies. And states that ““No-nit” policies that require a child to be free of nits before they can return to schools should be discontinued”.
However many schools still have no-nit policies which causes additional stress and confusion among parents, students and staff. Furthermore since head lice do not carry or transmit any diseases, head lice are actually not a public health threat or a public health emergency. In fact lice checks took place at Ellis Island before immigrants were admitted to the U.S. during the years of 1892 and 1924. Because, although head lice don’t carry any diseases, body lice can carry Typhus. And in the late 1800s and early 1900s immigrants coming to the united states had body lice in addition to head lice.
Your child does not have body lice, because body lice and head lice have different DNA. However if you do find lice in your child’s hair, you can treat it with a good metal nit comb. Furthermore any hair elastics, headbands, hats or hairbrushes can be put in a ziplock bag overnight in the freezer. The ziplock bag method kills any lice or nits on comb, hair brushes and scrunchies.