Home » Your Health » Children's Health News » 6 Lice-Busting Tips for Back to School

6 Lice-Busting Tips for Back to School

Children's Health News, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured

Lice have for years been something that parents (and teachers) fear—and while it has long been associated with lack of hygiene, in reality that’s not what drives the problem. There’s even a new type of “super lice” that seem to have evolved to resist over-the-counter treatments.

Head lice are not actually dangerous (they don’t carry diseases), but can be unsightly and cause your child to scratch their scalps continuously, which can lead to infections, notes Healthline.com. However, while your child prepares to hit the books again, here are six helpful tips to try and avoid the problem (that can get kids sent home from class)…

1. Don’t Share Apparel

If you suspect one of your children has head lice, due to symptoms such as itchiness or visible nits or ticks, then it’s probably best they don’t share hats or other items of clothing with siblings or friends, suggests the Mayo Clinic.

While head lice don’t jump from one person to another, they can quite easily hitch a ride on hats, scarves, brushes, hairclips and even headphones, according to the clinic. If you’re not sure whether it’s lice causing the problems, visit a doctor to have a closer look.

dress up

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 7 Lifestyle Tips To Avoid Developing Diabetes
    Diabetes – it's a word we hear all too commonly in the U.S. these days. In fact, 2014 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that more than...
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Treatment Options for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Say the word "arthritis" and most people think of joint pain affecting middle-aged and older adults.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 of the Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout
    It may be tempting to skip out on eating before a workout, but the body requires adequate fuel in its tank in order to achieve maximum performance.
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Parenting Techniques to Get Toddlers to Cooperate
    Taming a toddler is one of the great challenges of adulthood – they sometimes don't listen to reason, and the more you try to coax them to eat, sleep or take medicine, the more...
    Children's Health News
  • Get Into Shape With These 9 Effective Fitness Apps
    There’s an app for virtually every activity people do on a daily basis, from monitoring water intake, to meditation, to task management.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Common Symptoms of Delirium
    Delirium is when you depart from normal cognitive brain function, and it can be brought on by a variety of causes ranging from certain medications to diseases to infections and...
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Pros And Cons About Caffeine
    Caffeine occurs naturally in beans and plants, which we consume in a variety of different foods and drinks - the most common being coffee, tea, energy drinks, carbonated beverages...
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Food Ingredients that are a Recipe For Depression
    There's been a lot of discussion lately about the gut/brain connection, and along the same lines, experts have already identified foods that could be making your depression worse.
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Foods That Help Ease Anxiety
    In the United States alone, anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million adults aged 18 or older—over 18 percent of the country’s population.
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Risk Factors For Gallstones
    There's a good chance you've heard of gallstones, but what you may not know is that they're not really stones at all.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Signs and Symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Parents of children know one thing all too well: kids get sick, and they tend to get sick pretty often.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Risk Factors for Developing Gout
    Gout is the result of an increase in uric acid in your system that can lead to crystal deposits in your joints, and because of this buildup, your likelihood of developing kidney...
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Health Conditions Associated with Cleft Lip or Palate
    A cleft lip or palate is the result of improper fusing during fetal development, and it affects about 1 in 700-babies, making it quite a common defect.
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Health Conditions Caused By Diabetes
    Diabetes is one of the most prevalent health problems affecting people in North America right now.
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Lifestyle Tips to Manage and Prevent Osteoarthritis
    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the U.S., affecting about 27-million people, according to Healthline.com.
    Children's Health News