Head lice are common in children but not impossible to treat. The most common cause of infestation is when children are in close contact with other children/ adults with head lice.
The problem of lice is very unpleasant, but it is not too dangerous, if you start treatment in time. The sooner you start removing them, the easier it will be to get rid of lice completely.
Contrary to popular belief, head lice can’t jump, hop, or fly. Lice crawl quickly from person to person through head-to-head contact. Head lice also don’t spread easily to pillows, furniture, stuffed animals, or clothes, but can remain on them for 1-2 days. A female louse can lay up to 10 eggs daily!
Over the counter products are often very strong. They do remove lice but are not completely effective in the removal of eggs that may start the cycle all over again.
In case of school going children, it is a good idea to regularly check behind the ears, under a ponytail and at the nape of the neck for eggs and lice.
There are non chemical lice treatments available too with maintenance packages for further prevention.