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How to protect the child from louses?

summer vacation Approached, so time to learn more about prevention of such widespread disease in the children`s environment as a head pediculosis came. Though the pediculosis also does not do essential harm to health, but nevertheless delivers to parents and children many experiences. Therefore it is the best of all to think of how to secure the child against infection with a head pediculosis in advance.

It is known that seasonal peak of a pediculosis generally fall on the end of summer and an early autumn when children, having visited summer camps, in resorts or dachas, come back to schools and kindergartens.

At all specificity of this disease parents, whose children attend school, sports sections, go to campaigns and camp, know firsthand that any child can catch a pediculosis. And if was considered earlier that appearance of louses - only result of untidiness, supervision of experts disprove it: the louse loves clean hair and is not afraid of water. Therefore presently the pediculosis comes to light at children and teenagers regardless of hygiene and a social status.

Infection with head louses in 99% cases occurs by “the head-to-the head“ method. Rather short contact that the head louse passed to hair of other person. For this reason girls with long hair and children at the age of 5 - 14 years most often catch. The hobby of a selfie - the photo at which joint shootings of group of teenagers or couple promote transfer of parasites at a touch the heads can be the reason of distribution of a pediculosis among teenagers, according to experts, also.

In spite of the fact that the head pediculosis does not do essential harm to health and it is only small trouble which can happen to everyone, as a rule, it nevertheless delivers to parents and children many experiences. Therefore it is the best of all to think of how to secure the child against infection with a head pediculosis in advance.

So as prevention observance of simple rules is very important:

Long hair to girls should be braided in braids or to clean in tails.

Not superfluous also once a week will check the child`s head by means of a special crest with frequent teeth, paying special attention to occipital and temporal part. The main symptom of a head pediculosis is the itch which display at different people depends on individual reaction of an organism to parasitizing of louses.

a symptom, the Second for importance, that the child has a pediculosis, existence of nits in hair is. Unlike dandruff, the nit cannot be shaken from hair as they are strong attached to a hair by special substance. However regular survey of the head, unfortunately, does not guarantee to

full protection against appearance of parasites as with a low number of louses to notice them rather difficult. Therefore during flashes of a head pediculosis when the risk of infection is especially high, or after processing by means from a pediculosis in order to avoid repeated infections it is possible to resort to a special modern prophylactic - a repellent. At the correct application such means provides protection against louses till 24 o`clock. The repellent does not guarantee to 100% protection against infection with louses, but the risk to ache with a head pediculosis decreases by 13 times.

Thus, it is possible to prevent distribution of a head pediculosis in children`s collective. The main thing that parents and teachers of educational institutions were informed on possible ways of infection, features of a disease and importance of its timely prevention.