East Setauket, NY, July 13, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- A recent report by the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) about head lice may have left parents scratching their own heads in confusion. However, one Long Island, NY expert advises parents that regardless of their choice to keep children in school if they have lice, what matters most is their ability to treat them effectively when they’re found.
The AAP recently encouraged schools to relax their head lice policies, reasoning that for affected children, being singled out as head lice carriers on top of missing valuable classroom time is more damaging than the infestation. It also reported that most cases of head lice are acquired outside of school. Therefore, the AAP continues to recommend that a healthy child should not be restricted from attending school because of head lice or nits (eggs). It urged pediatricians to educate schools and communities that no-nit policies are unjust and should be abandoned.
Elissa Rand, Mother of an elementary school aged child and founder of East Setauket, NY-based Meticulice, a leading certified head lice removal service specializing in natural and non-toxic techniques, points out that regardless of agreement with the AAP’s recommendations, the most important thing parents can do is remain on the lookout for early signs of lice infestations and take the necessary steps to treat their children and household, family members and belongings.
“If one family member has lice, it is imperative to check and treat the entire family at the same time,” said Rand. “If you treat your children one night, and wait to treat yourself the next night, or neglect to properly clean bed and bath linens, it can keep spreading,” said Rand.
Specialized products that immobilize the live lice and then break the bond between the hair and the glue-like substance that hold them to the hair shaft must be used. Manual nit removal, which is the process of going through the hair to physically remove the nits, is the only way to ensure that the lice are completely removed.
“The little insects do not discriminate,” she went on. “They latch on to perfectly clean, lovable children (and adults).”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 12 million children get lice each year, making it one of the top two health issues in the U.S. among children ages 3-11 (behind the common cold). If a child is exposed to lice, siblings and parents are also at risk.
Meticulice provides head-check and lice removal services in its office in East Setauket, NY, as well as in clients’ homes. They will be launching a complete head lice removal kit to be done in the comfort of your home, this summer.
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For more information about head lice removal or prevention please contact Meticulice at www.Meticulice.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call #844-LICE-FREE.