The first day of spring is already behind us, and summer will be here before you know it. If you’re like many parents, then you might be helping your child plan a summer camp getaway where they can establish their independence, make new friends, learn new skills, and make memories that last a lifetime.
Going to camp is an amazing experience, and at Lice Treatment Solutions, we want to help your child maximize their enjoyment by staying lice-free while they’re away. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few tips that can help your child avoid catching head lice as they go off to camp this summer.
If you suspect that your child has lice, then come to Lice Treatment Solutions immediately for an inspection. We waive our inspection fee if treatment is needed, and our low prices make lice removal accessible for anyone. Read on for tips that can help your child have a lice-free summer adventure, and visit this page if you’re ready to schedule an appointment!
How to Avoid Lice at Camp
Know How Lice Spread
If you’re going to actively try to avoid lice, then it helps to begin by knowing how they spread. Contrary to what you may have heard, head lice are unable to jump long distances or fly. They’re also unable to survive without a human host for more than one or two days at most, which means that they rely primarily on head-to-head contact to spread from one person to another.
As you prepare to send your child off to camp, remind them that they should never share hats, combs, or anything else that touches the head with other campers. They should also be wary of coming into direct contact with the heads of other campers, which means that they should be particularly careful if they’ll be playing football, tug-of-war, or other games in which they might come into contact with others.
Know the Early Warning Signs
After you’ve explained how lice spread to your child, you should take a moment to discuss some of the signs and symptoms of head lice:
- Itching: Itching is the most common symptom of head lice, though it can take several weeks to develop. Your child might have an itchy head due to a sunburn or dry scalp, so itching isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. It can be, however, if they begin to experience the other symptoms of lice.
- Red bumps: Lice are tiny parasites that feed on human blood, and their bites can cause skin irritation on the scalp, neck, and shoulders. Make sure that your child knows that they should alert their camp counselor if they begin developing any kind of skin condition.
- Crawling sensation: If your child experiences the sensation of crawling on their scalp, then it’s likely that they have lice. Make sure that they know to speak with a camp counselor if they begin to experience this symptom.
Come to Camp Prepared
While preparing your child with the tips above can greatly reduce their risk of developing lice, nothing is quite as effective as lice prevention products. At Lice Treatment Solutions, we carry a range of affordable and effective lice prevention products your little one can pack in their bag as they get ready to go off to camp.
Unlike many of the products you’ll find on supermarket shelves, our lice prevention shampoos and conditioners are free of harsh chemicals that are typically used in lice removal products. Send your camper off to the woods with the peace of mind that you deserve!
Contact Our Houston Lice Removal Experts!
We hope that today’s entry will help you prepare your child for their summer camp adventure. Bookmark and check our blog page frequently, as we’ll be providing you with even more helpful lice prevention resources in the coming weeks and months.
If you need lice removal in Houston, give our office a call or fill out the form below to request an appointment. We’ll work quickly to diagnose and treat your child, and we can even provide them with a certificate of treatment upon request.
Don’t let lice prevent your child from enjoying their summer break. Schedule an appointment today!