Hudson Valley Parent

HVP May 2018

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18 Hudson Valley Parent n May 2018 There's no way around the fact that getting rid of lice is a time- consuming process. "I continued combing Jessica's hair and removing nits for weeks," says Uzzo. "I would comb it with a lice comb and use a paper towel to see if the lice were in the hair. Every day, for about three weeks, I spent hours checking through her hair and removing the nits to end the cycle. The key to ridding yourself of lice is to remove all the nits by hand. And that is how I learned where the saying 'nitpicker' came from. It's a tedious process!" Leave it to the professionals There are professional lice services available to help parents. Amanda Schott's daughter got head lice when she was in the third grade. "I was a single mom of 4-year-old, 10-year-old and 12-year- old daughters back then and ultimately we all ended up with it," says Schott. "I didn't really know much about lice other than the stigma that went with it. I bought the over-the-counter kits and started combing and picking through their hair. They got cleared to go back to school, but a week later I was called and told they had lice again." It took Schott time to realize that the problem was simple - she was able to comb her daughters' hair, but nobody was able to check hers. "I didn't want to ask anyone for help because they would know our secret, so I found a lice removal service, put my girls in the car and we drove there." Marissa Schmansky, co-owner of Buggheads in Wappingers, once sat for hours trying to remove nits from both of her daughters' hair. "I'm a hair dresser and it was difficult even for me to go through the process so LICE (Continued from Page 17) OF SMILES! TO A SUMMER WELCOME... A camp is where your children can learn new skills, make new friends, experiment with ideas and grow in self-esteem. For boys and girls ages 4 to 14 Daily Red Cross Swim lessons Lunch and snack provided daily Telephone. 845-223-5826 MAD SCIENCE CAMP Mad Science is the leading STEM Provider for kids. Ask about our Exciting: • School Programs • Birthday Parties • Pre-School Programs Summer 2018 Hands-on FUN with chemistry, paleontology, space, forensics, inventing, robotics, coding and more! : g and more! (845) 294-5434 Multiple camp locations in the Hudson Valley

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