Head Lice as we all know is a very common problem, especially for kids. The head lice is a tiny wingless parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on tiny amounts of blood drawn from the scalp.
Fortunately, head lice aren’t that dangerous but they cause unease and discomfort and cause our kids’ scalp itchy and irritated, and scratching can often lead to infection.
That is why it is best to treat head lice quickly as they spread from person to person hence they are very contagious.
LiceAliz Kilusang Kontra Kuto Movement
As pediculosis capitis or head lice infestation continues to be a concern in public schools in the Philippines, Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz has led the nationwide rollout of Kilusang Kontra Kuto or KKK.
As a part of the mission to create a kuto-free Philippines, Kilusang Kontra Kuto, a coalition of head lice prevention experts and advocates led by Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz, the Department of Education or DepEd, UP Manila College of Public Health, Mommy Bloggers Philippines, and Drugstores Association of the Philippines, was created. Now on its third year, they want to make its impact bigger and its reach wider in order to eliminate kuto by educating the public about the problem. They will be visiting different schools in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
According to a study conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines, head lice infestation is still considered as the second most common health problem in public schools in the Philippines next to tooth decay. While it may not be a fatal condition, attention must still be given to this persistent condition which commonly found in school children.
Some of the health problems that may arise if Head Lice Infestation is left untreated:
- Head Lice can cause other serious health infections.
- Head Lice can decrease self-confidence in a child and also their parents.
- Head Lice decreases academic or work productivity.
Educating Parents and Kids about Head Lice Treatment can Help
Myths and superstitions are already ingrained in Filipino culture and society. Kuto is surrounded by several of these myths and misconceptions that can be harmful to the infested such as the use of mayonnaise or kerosene and wrapping the child’s head with plastic overnight. Contrary to popular belief, lice can also be acquired at any age and by any gender. Incorrect information like these can lead to untreated head lice, which can spread quickly to the whole family or to the whole class simply through physical contact with one infested person.
Head Lice Treatment and Tips
- WASH HAIR DAILY AND KEEP A GOOD HYGIENE
2. Use a headlice treatement shampoo like LICEALIZ to Treat and prevent head lice from spreading.
3. Don’t share items that touch the head like towels and combs.
4. Wash your hair tools daily and often if possible.
Head lice are often overlooked or disregarded despite its many negative impacts, but this problem can be solved with correct information and appropriate control methods. Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo is an effective solution to eliminate and prevent head lice.
To know more about the activities of Kilusang Kontra Kuto led by Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz, visit www.facebook.com/licealiz.
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