To the editor:
I’m writing in regards to the article in the April 13 paper of the lice problem.
It’s not up to the school and health department to catch the problem. It’s also the parent’s or guardian’s to take care of it if a child or adult gets lice. There are ways to get rid of the problem. You can get medicine from the health department, lice shampoo or get Nix for lice at the store there are also other brands.
If you go by the directions to the letter the way its written you can get rid of them. You have to wash the hair thoroughly,then comb and comb and comb the hair until you see no nits they look like brown specks. You have to wash the bed linens, curtains, coats, hats, clothes, everything the child comes in contact with plus everyone in the family.
Check everyone’s head, wash all brushes and combs in some kind of disinfectant or bleach or alcohol. There is a reason for a child or person to catch lice three or four times in a month. The parent or guardian has not taken care of the problem right the first time.
You can prevent from getting it most time by wearing hair up or short hairspray oils or use tea tree oil. The parent that wrote the article in the paper should have never gave his name and what grade his child was in. This can harm a child in school or neighborhood by peer pressure and name calling.
Children and adults can be cruel in what they say and do. I’m a parent and my child got lice in elementary school. I got rid of the problem and she never got lice again. You just have to keep close look at their heads and take precautions.