Summer Camp Ailments

Prevent lice, bites, stings and more.

Camp always was a fun way to spend the summer, but with so many kids running around without shoes or bug spray on, there’s no way your child is coming home scathe free. Here’s a list of 7 common ailments contracted at summer camp and how to prevent/cure them.

1. Head Lice

Head lice are about 3 mm long and have 6 legs. Nits are the eggs and are whitish in colour. Once they have reached their developmental stage they turn brown. Lice are spread from head to head contact. Regular head checks are a good way to avoid a larger problem as is keeping your community informed. There are also special shampoos that help to act as a preventative.

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