When I attended this caravan the first thing that came to my mind was, why this was not invented during my time? Ha! Growing up, I used to have lice and kuto. Yikes! I think it's very common to girls during elementary days to highschol kasi ang bilis ng hawaan. I remember whenever I see someone na may lice (or lisa in filipino) or may gumagalaw sa buhok nila lumalayo na agad ako. ako. Feeling ko either nangangati din ako or lilipad din sa akin. Lol! Raise your hand if you had these, too, during your earlier days.
According to studies by Aspen Philippines, Pediculosis or head lice is ranked as the 2nd most common ailment among public school.children aged 7-13 years old and based.on DepEd data, almost 9M or 84% of students are afflicted with head lice. If there's atleast 50 elementary students in a class and atleast 10 has lice, it can spread quickly, and imagine ilan ang mahahawa nila when they play with their neighbors, relatives and family, and those people also can make hawa to their friends, officemates and so on.
Yep, before we know it, mahirap ng macontrol ang hawaan. And if you know a person who has lice or kuto usually people around that person iniiwasan na sya. So tendency is that person can have a lasting psychological damage. Especially with children having pediculosis or kuto presents a negative impact on children's self confidence. Kaya if your children has head lice, it's better to have preventive measures and treat them right away.
Last week, I had a pleasure attending Kwell Bloggers Session where we learned the nature of head lice, prevention and treatment.
When it comes to lice treatment, I'm glad there's Permethrin Kwell Shampoo, a medicated shampoo for the treatment of head lice amdntheir eggs (kuto at lisa) and prevention for those at risk.
How to use Permetrhin Kwell Shampoo:
- Wet the hair
- Shake the bottle/open the sachet. Place an ample amount of Permethrin Kwell Shampoo and lather it in the hair throughly. Make sure that all parts of the head, hair and scalp and even the back of the ears and neck are treated
- Leave for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly after
- Dry the hair by using the towel
Ang dali lang, hindi ba? If may kasama ka sa bahay that has kuto and lisa better treat them as well with Permetrhin Kwell Shampoo to avoid the spread of head lice.
Use it once then repeat after 7 days para siguradong walang naiwan na kuto and lisa. No need to do maintenance washes.
In line with this, let us all support Aspen Philippines campaign "Kwella sa Es-Kwella at Komunidad" program to raise awareness on preventing the spread of head lice among children and family members.
The Permethrin Kwell Shampoo can be use to adult and children 6 months above.
They are now available at any leading drugstores nationwide.