Lice Post – Camp Checks
Every summer millions of children go to camp together and interact. Whether it’s just hanging, playing sports or games they may be at risk for a lice infestation. Head lice are quite a common problem that could practically infect anyone. It doesn’t matter what your age is, your height, ethnicity or economic background; everyone is at risk. All it takes is a little interaction between two people and lice are able to spread.
Camp Head Lice Prevention
Here at The Lice Expert of Westchester, we see a lot of lice infestations during late August and September when kids start coming home from camp. This is because your children’s hair may come into contact with another child’s whom is infected. They can spread by sharing personal items such as brushes, combs, towels, hats, caps and head gear. Trust us, we get plenty of calls every year from camps looking for resources on how to combat their campers against head lice. Parents are also worried that their children will come home and need treatment. Though it may not be possible to outright avoid having your children come home with head lice, it’s a great idea to stay in touch with other parents in your community in case there’s an outbreak.
Lice prevention and removal shampoos have also been known to be quite effective in treatment and eradication. It would also be wise to have a sit down with your children encouraging them to avoid sharing certain item or articles of clothing. This may cut down on the risk factor dramatically. If you’ve got any questions or concerns about Post camp checks for lice, feel free to call Dale Longworth of The Lice Expert of Westchester at 914.424.1367 or send us a message. We would love to answer any questions you’ve got.