Head Lice Enjoy Summer Camp as Much as Kids Do
May 17, 2017 - 11:09:29 AM
Across the country, lice, especially "super lice," which are resistant to traditional treatments, are a growing concern for parents and camp staff, and many camps have started conducting head checks on registration day. Campers with an infestation may be delayed from starting camp while being treated for lice, or possibly sent home.
"We do head checks when the girls arrive, and we are able to treat lice immediately and prevent lice from spreading," said Page Lemel, the director of Keystone Camp for Girls in North Carolina. "We are thankful we can treat lice, and do not need to send girls home."
The good news is there are simple steps parents can take to defend against lice before and after camp.
Conduct a Pre-Camp Head Check.
Treat Any Infestation. If you find an infestation, get your child camp-ready quickly with a product that allows you to end an infestation in a single treatment rather than needing to reapply seven to. Pesticide-free Vamousse Lice Treatment kills both lice and eggs in one 15-minute application - even pesticide-resistant super lice.
Keep Lice from Returning Home from Camp. It typically takes four to six weeks for telltale itching to start with a lice infestation. This means a child returning from camp with lice may not be diagnosed until family and friends have already been exposed. Some strategies for reducing the risk of lice coming home:
Keep the Lice Problem in Perspective
Remember that while lice are an annoyance, they do not carry disease or pose serious health risks. In fact, they are as prevalent among children as the common cold. By using Vamousse products and being prepared for lice at summer camp, you can improve the chances that your children will have great camp memories of fun, friends and fireside songs – not an itchy head and an irritating case of lice.
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