Head Lice information...Please keep this for reference:
- Lice do not jump or fly, they spread through contact by sharing combs, brushes, clothing, hats or bedding. Head lice are common and can happen to anyone, it is not a sign of poor hygiene or poor grooming.
- There are several effective topical lice treatments available over the counter. In addition there are local businesses that specialize in lice treatment and removal.
- Bedding and clothing from a child who has lice should be laundered in hot water on the same day the child is treated.
- Nits (lice eggs) are tiny, ovoid-shaped, translucent eggs that attach to the hair shaft close to the scalp. They must be removed using a “nit comb”, available in most pharmacies.
- All members of the household need to be checked when there is one case of lice in your immediate family.
- When a child has been treated for lice and is ready to return to school, they must be first checked and cleared by the School Nurse before they will be allowed to resume class.
Thank you for your cooperation. Feel free to contact the Clinic if you have any further questions.
Mary Gleason MSN, RN