I admit me and my sisters had kutos (headlice) during my childhood days. My mama would not let us play outside if she can’t comb out those lice and nits (eggs). Imagine getting those nits from your hair strand, she would get it! She would diligently look for those lice and prick it on my head with such force it makes you whimper. She’ll do this laborious task to us girls (no wonder her eyes got marred). Music to my ears if I hear her calling my sister’s name — that means its not my kutuhan session for the day. When my mama is not available and if in the mood, we also have those kutuhan session between sisters that we sometimes end up challenging each other on whose got the most lice or nits.
Now its my turn to check my daughter’s hair. Yes, she has kuto even if she washes her hair everyday. Like my mom, I apply the traditional method of removing the lice –> nitpicking or manually removing the lice and nit and using special comb for the lice. I can only check her hair on weekends and with interaction of her classmates on schooldays and with my conventional method, there’s definitely no guarantee that her lice are totally eliminated.
Photo Credits: Miong of cebucityfied
Nowadays, there are prescriptions that can help get rid of lice but because I’m afraid of the chemicals used that may possibly affect the children, I hesitated. Thankfully, Lamoiyan Corporation is here for Licealiz campaign for Nationwide Oplan Alis Kuto as part of Kilusang Kontra Kuto advocacy in the effort to educate the public on lice infestation issues. Lamoiyan Corporation has Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo that is non-toxic and convince me to use Licealiz. Together with Department of Education and Philippine Dermatological Society, Lamoiyan Corporation travels to different schools and barangays all over the country to hold shampooing programs and lectures for students and their parents.
As what Lamoiyan Corporation Marketing Director Bing Cavestany said, “We want to remove the stigma associated with having kuto by educating communities on lice infestation issues. We want to drive home the message that everyone can be potentially infested by kuto, that it’s not something to be ashamed about, and definitely not something to ridicule others for. We also hope to encourage these communities to unite and take action to solve this public health problem together.
Photo Credits: Miong of cebucityfied
Mommy Bloggers Philippines Cebu Mommies was invited to witness the Visayas kickoff last Friday, September 27, 2017 at Guadalupe Elementary School (which was interrupted by the sudden flooding from heavy downpour). They will visit more schools around Cebu province and will be in Mindanao in the upcoming days with the hope for a headlice-free country in the future.
A discussion about headlice infestation, treatment and prevention was made at Zubuchon Restaurant at Escario St., Cebu City by Philippine Dermatological Society Rep, Lamoiyan Corporation Reps, ComCo Southeast Team and Licealiz Team.
Important Facts of Head Lice:
- Anyone can be infested.
- Lice feed on human blood.
- Lice stuck in comb can survived for three days.
- Female head lice can lay as much as 100 eggs. Imagine the spread.
- Head lice has six legs. They can crawl fast but cannot jump nor fly.
- Avoid sharing personal hair accessories, comb, hairbrush, pillows, towels or caps to avoid being infected.
Licealiz invites everyone to join the Kilusang Kontra Kuto in changing the public’ perception about head lice infestation and spreading correct information regarding head lice prevention and treatment.
For more information on head lice prevention and treatment, visit Licealiz Facebook Page.