Is it harder to get rid of lice in Israel than the US?
LB – Yes.
I’m afraid to know why you started this thread. Hoping it’s a follow-up to the Froggie thread.
WTP: Not a follow up to the Froggie thread, unfortunately.
And it’s not my lice; however, I just learned that I missed coming back home with a head full of lice by a hair.
I’m getting itchy just thinking about it.
Health: Why? Is it because of the climate? They’ve probably gone through enough mutations to resist regular treatments?
Schools in Israel are not allowed to send kids home if they are infested. So they can tell and beg mothers to check their kids’ heads, but can’t enforce a clean head policy. So that means that those mothers who do care have to regularly check and comb their kids’ hair to avoid infestations. If knits or bugs are found, a few very thorough combings with a fine tooth comb and lots of conditioner does the trick, without need of poisons and chemicals, which often don’t work 100% anyway.
In American, I know schools where they check heads in school and send infested kids home and do not let them back in until they are clean, so spreading infestations is less common.