Your kids could feel lousy at times. But if they become louse-y, that’s an entirely different matter; one that needs immediate attention!
School is one place where students have close physical contact with other kids for an extended period of time. This means more opportunities for them to catch lice from one another, especially during play time. School children with lice are usually exposed to social stigma and shame and you do not want your child to go through all that. Fortunately, there is Licealiz to help parents take steps in preventing, controlling, and eliminating lice infestation.
“It is not having head lice, per se, that triggers the trauma for the student. Rather, it is the social stigma that he or she receives. A student with head lice, not surprisingly, is seen as a source of contagion or a health hazard. Any student with head lice may be teased, mocked, and/or isolated from social groups and gatherings. This may lead to problems like low self-esteem, shame, loneliness, or even depression. He or she may also become the target of bullying,” according to psychiatrist Dinah Nadera, M.D.
Did you know that as many as 9 million Filipino school children were found to have head lice in the year 2000 alone? During that time, the number of cases represented 84 percent of the population of public school children in Metro Manila and some provinces. This was found by a study conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines (UP). It is such a big, recurring problem that head lice are considered the second biggest health concern among students, 7 to 12 years of age, after tooth decay.
“It is really difficult for children to have lice. It is a contributing factor for my pupils to lose concentration in class. Instead, their focus gets distracted by head-scratching. The situation is further aggravated if the pupil is seated next to somebody who is bullying him or her because of lice,” attested Dessie Demano Ignacio, grade school teacher at the Palatiw Elementary School in Pasig City.
Licealiz is a head lice treatment shampoo which effectively kills lice and nits and prevents its recurrence. It contains a conditioning formula to keep the hair soft, smooth and healthy. It has Soothing Coolness variant for a cool, refreshing feeling on the scalp. Licealiz is safe to use on children as young as two years old.
Teaching kids the proper hygienic habits should include regular washing of head lice treatment shampoo like Licealiz. Kids should also be taught to avoid, as much as possible, borrowing personal items from their friends and classmates.
“When a student is found to have head lice, it is important for him or her to feel parental support and care. Treating head lice can be an opportunity for bonding between parents, siblings, and the affected child. If you recall, back in the old days, in the provinces, people would have head-lice removal sessions. Family members would sit down on the rung of stairs and, with hands and fingers, remove head lice and nits from one other. Today, even with modern methods of head lice removal, family members can still bond with each other while maintaining a healthy scalp,” said Dr. Nadera.
Licealiz is clinically proven safe and effective when it comes to eliminating head lice in children and adults. It kills lice using a natural ingredient made from Chrysanthemum flowers called Pyrethrin. It is so easy and convenient to use. Just apply, lather, and rinse then leave on hair for about 10 minutes before rinsing. Use it twice a week for two weeks if the person has already been infested with lice. After that, use it just once a week to prevent head lice from coming back.
Licealiz is available in drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. To know more about how Lamoiyan Corporation gives hope to Filipino children, making sure they are lice-free, aside from sharing Hapee smiles, simply visit www.lamoiyan.com.
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