Shame difficult to treat head lice
The president of the Society of Dermatology of the Community of Madrid, Aurora Guerra, recommended that "should not be afraid of lice, because that can cause fear or shame not to follow the most appropriate treatment to stop them."
Experts estimate that about 15% of school children are infested, "especially those young people aged between 3 and 12 years due to their gambling habits and children's classes overcrowded," the honorary president of the Society of Pediatrics, Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, Carlos Marina. Although no difference in incidence between boys and girls, Carlos Marina believes that "may affect girls more because, generally have longer hair."
Although two thirds of respondents believe that head lice can count the hair, the expert says that "only be effective if the child's head shaved completely, a method too because it can affect their self-esteem and help stigmatize. "
Another of the myths about head lice is spread the dirt hair increases the risk of infection, something denied by the professionals, because "the lice have nothing to do with hygiene, socioeconomic status or lifestyle, is more tend to prefer clean hair, "said Carlos Marina, adding that" may affect both children and adults, caregivers, teachers and even doctors themselves to serve them. "
Half of the Spanish confesses that he has turned to vinegar to deal with the invasion of lice, an effective remedy to loosen the nits but not to kill lice.
Experts advise that when the child starts to feel itchy scalp, especially if less than two years, consult your pediatrician or dermatologist. If confirmed with lice, they should alert the school to report the situation and take appropriate preventive measures and prevent other children from getting sick.
Three in 10 parents would no longer take your child to school for a few days for presence of lice, although doctors make clear that the student does not have to stop going to school and recommend using protectors sold in pharmacies that are well tolerated by children.