Together with the bronze tan, children often “brought in” from the camps of lice, burns from the sun, and combed to the blood bites from insects. Many parents believe that the problem of pediculosis (head lice) is not relevant today. But in fact, even in the good camp, with great teachers, counselors and hygiene child is immune to the various “surprises”.
What to do if your child gets lice
Lice can be found even today: lice love clean hair, and girls with long hair for them – the easiest “prey.” Often a child “brings” them up from school, garden or camp. To catch head lice easy time communicating with infected children, using their combs, waistcoats, caps, or linen. Waste products of lice, and insect bites are not only itchy scalp and dermatitis, purulent infection.
Modern protivoradikulitnye tools are widely presented in any pharmacy you can buy shower gel, shampoo, spray from lice. Don’t poison the child’s hair with kerosene, dust, and other chemicals, after listening to “Granny’s advice”. From lice and if they will deliver, it is not the first time, and harm to the hair and health of a child will cause. All medications from the lice have detailed instructions for use: be sure to read and follow them, since these drugs are toxic. After treatment of the head wash your hands thoroughly.
However, neither one remedy for lice does not dissolve the shell their nits (lice eggs) and they remain on the hair even the dead. Therefore, after the processing of hair you need to comb out the dead insects and their nits. If necessary, the procedure of hair treatment repeat.
Sunburn, insect bites and other “surprises”
Despite the presence of a number of children leaders and teachers, the children manage to get burned, scratch or burn on a nettle or swimming near jellyfish or comb mosquito bites. Before the departure of the child to the camp you will be given a list of required items, which should be a sunscreen and insect repellent, sun hat, etc. But it is important not only to have it all at hand, but also to use. Don’t forget to gently talk with the child, that their health should be protected, that the insect bites or burns can join an infection and then have a long and expensive treatment instead of rest.
Not always the medical staff of the camp are able to distinguish burns from jellyfish allergic reaction. So if your child has a food Allergy, or he’s asthmatic, if he is not eating in any case – this is required to warn counselors, educators and medical personnel. So they know what to do and how to help the child. Explain to the children that if they burned, they were bitten by an insect or animal, etc., that in no event it is impossible to hide it: to tell an adult and seek medical help.
Memo to parents: how to avoid unpleasant “surprises”
To avoid head lice parents need to examine carefully the hair of the child after visits longer stay in school, camp, kindergarten. Explain to your child that sharing personal things, to give their combs, hats and clothes to other children impossible. To deter lice buy baby shampoo with a content of essential oils. Well repels lice tea tree, lemon, peppermint, lavender and other strong-smelling oil: take them to camp.
In addition to the necessary baby things in camp, don’t forget to take contacts counselors and teachers, and medical personnel. You can always contact them and inquire about the status and health of the child. Parents often ignore the diagnosis or health problems for fear that the camp will not take. In this case, parents need to understand that without knowing the specifics of the behavior or health of the child teachers can be psychologically not prepared timely and correctly to respond and assist him.