Halloween can be a fun and exciting time, but head lice can easily ruin an exciting time. The fun and spookiness of Halloween can lead to the easy spread of head lice infestations. People gathering and kids playing close together are the perfect mix for head lice. We’ve put together some tips for you to have a lice free Halloween.
Tips for a Lice Free Halloween
Avoid Direct Contact
Direct head-to-head contact is the most common and easiest way for head lice to spread. Kids playing and running from house to house together can be the perfect breeding grounds for lice infestations. As kids play they bump heads and gather close together for photos. This allows lice to crawl from one host to the next. Remind your kids to keep a safe distance while having fun.
Be Aware of Costumes
Shopping for costumes can be one of the easiest places to pick up head lice. As families come in and try costumes on they can leave behind some of their crawly friends for the next unknowing person. Avoid trying on costumes at stores, especially masks, hats, and headpieces. You can wash costumes before wearing to be sure any possible lice are dead.
Perform Head Checks
Knowing the way head lice spread and that Halloween can be a peak season it’s important to keep an eye on your family. If your child has been playing close to others and partaking in direct contact activities it is best to perform head lice checks. During times of peak infestations checks should be performed weekly. If you think your family may have come in contact with lice, more frequent checks may be necessary. You can also have a professional check for lice at our local clinic.
If you should find yourself or a family member with head lice it is best to get it treated right away. Taking care of your infestation can not only make your life better but prevent any additional spread to those around you. Our clinic offers the latest in head lice removal technology. We use no harsh chemicals and stand behind our treatment with a lice free guarantee. You’ll be back to all the spooky fun in no time.
Keep your Halloween fun and head lice free. Lice Clinics Quad Cities offers head lice checks, treatments, and advice to help keep your family lice free!