Lice Prevention Tips

If your child has long hair, keep it pulled back in braids or pigtails.  Lice are spread through direct head to head contact.
Do not lay on beds, couched, pillows, rugs, carpets, or stuffed animals that have been in contact with an infested person.
Encourage kids to use only their own pillows, blankets, etc…especially at sleepovers.

Teach kids not to share any personal grooming items or headwear.
Teach kids to hang coats, hats, and scarves separately.
We strongly encourage you to have family members on hand so every member can be checked. This helps minimize the odds of re-infestation and ensures your school that you have done your part in identifying other potential contact issues.
Check your children every few days or if you notice them scratching.  Lice are easier to eliminate if caught early.
If you are concerned about head lice in the house, wash bedding as you normally would.  Vacuum floors, furniture, and materials that cannot be washed.
Use a tight teeth nit removal comb every couple of days to check for lice and/ or nits.

Lice Prevention Tips

If your child has long hair, keep it pulled back in braids or pigtails.  Lice are spread through direct head to head contact.

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What to Do If Your Child Has Nits or Lice

First and foremost, try not to panic. Remember, lice are more if a nuisance than a health issue. You must remove all of the nits so they do not hatch and re-infest. .

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What to look for

Look for lice and eggs (nits) in the hot spots of the head: around the ears, the crown, and the nape of the neck.

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