Keep watch for lice at summer camp
Tyler, TX (KETK) — Summer is a time when many kids get a chance to meet and make new friends at camp
But they may also catch, or give those new camping buddies, something that is usually associated with the school year.
Lice make their way from person to person through human contact, which is why kids contract them more than adults.
And with thousands of East Texas kids at summer camp, experts say it's best to diagnose the problem, before they head outside.
Whether it's sports, ballet, or just your regular nature camp, parents and kids need to be on the lookout for lice.
Although the school year is when they are more on people's minds, since campers sleep in the same cabin with one another it can actually get worse during the summer.
Camp counselors tell KETK that they are trained to deal with any lice situation, and they make their campers aware to not share hats, sunglasses, and even headphones... all of which can transfer lice.
And although boys may get dirtier, since girls have longer hair, dermatologists tell KETK that they are more likely to have lice.
But if camp organizers do discover lice, they already have a plan of action.