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Happy Halloween!!!

4 Nov

Happy Halloween!!!.

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Happy Halloween!!!

1 Nov

Happy Halloween!  Today, we dressed up as lice killers!  9 treatments today, so actually I’m not kidding at all.  I just always knew I’d be a lice killer when I grew up!  Ahhhh, anyway.  People are so often surprised to hear that lice really is a year round problem, world wide.  It really doesn’t matter what part of the country you are in, lice happens.  Basically, if you have children between the ages of 3-11, or if you have older children who have friends with younger siblings, or if you are a grandparent who hugs your grand kids…You are all at risk!  Today we treated a 13 year old boy, 6 girls ranging in age from 5 to 16, and two very sweet and humble mothers.  Can we prevent this, you ask???  YES!  There are a few things you can do:  First, understanding that lice IS ALMOST ALWAYS contracted via head to head contact (not from your environment, got that???) you can talk with your children about keeping their personal space personal.  Every child is different, and frankly, younger children just can’t help themselves, but if you can convince them that it is not necessary to hug every person they see, your chances of getting a house full of lice will go way, way down.  Secondly, if you have girls, keep their hair pulled back.  Anything you can do to lessen the amount of contact that your child’s hair has with another child’s hair will help.  Third, you should use a good, independently verified preventative shampoo and spray.  We recommend Babo Botanicals, because its the best we’ve been able to find.  Lastly, you should invest in a good, no great lice comb.  Every who really knows anything will tell you the Terminator Comb is the only way to go.  Keep it handy, and run it through your kids heads whenever you think about it.  Early detection (like so many things) is huge!  Most people go at least 2 weeks before they realize they have a problem, and by then, the whole house has it.  Except for dad, usually, lucky buzzards.  Happy Halloween!!!