One of the worst things you can hear if you are a parent is that your child has or may have been exposed to lice. If you’ve never had a first-hand account with your child having lice, here’s what you need to know about how lice spreads, common myths and treatment options:

Catching Lice

When kids are in close proximity to each other in places such as school or camp, the chance of getting lice greatly increases. Playing or sharing clothes and hygiene utensils such as hairbrushes, clothing or sports apparel can all be common culprits of how kids catch lice. Your child can even get lice by something as simple as hanging their coat on a coat rack at school or taking a selfie with their friends. It’s important to know the difference between the facts and myths when it comes to spreading and treating lice to make informed treatment decisions.

Common Myths

There are many misconceptions about lice. While lice aren’t dangerous, they are incredibly contagious. Common myths about lice include that lice can be transmitted from pets or caused by a lack of cleanliness or even the length of your child’s hair. None of these are true. If you have any questions about the facts or debunking myths about lice, Licenders’ website offers answers to many questions.

Lice Treatments

If you suspect that your child has lice, visit one of our six convenient lice treatment salon locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Connecticut or Long Island as soon as possible. If your child is found to have lice, especially for the first time, it’s important to understand your treatment options. Many parents think that using lice shampoo is the only way to treat lice. This is another common myth.

Licenders makes it as easy as possible to get treated for lice. Our one-time treatments are 99 percent effective in eliminating lice for good, and we use all-natural treatments. With our FDA-cleared procedure, there’s no need for dousing your child in a chemical-laden shampoo and then painstakingly combing for knits. Plus, our clinicians not only experts at treating lice, but are also experts at keeping your child calm and distracted during our painless treatment. We are a certified vendor with the New York Department of Education and trusted by thousands of parents, so you can be sure your child will also be in good hands.

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