Fall and Winter are prime time for not only the flu bug, but for another type of bug as well - the head louse!
Head lice season peaks shortly after the school season starts, especially among younger children. These ugly little bugs are most commonly found among preschoolers and elementary-school students because children that age love to play together and have close head-to-head contact. Despite the persistent social stigma associated with head lice, they have nothing to do with poor hygiene and seem to prefer healthy, clean heads,
So, when you discover your child or your child's friend has lice, what do you do?!
Firstly, make sure it is actually lice, and not just a scratchy scalp caused by another condition, like dandruff. A great thing to remmeber when looking for lice is that nits will latch onto the base of the hair and won't come off easily, like a dry scalp.
Looking for some more information? Check out the Canadian Pediatrics Society website for more details or Check out our 5 Steps to Tackle Lice in your House. And don't forget you can call the Lice Squad!