It is extremely important for you to check your child’s head on a regular basis. Visit the centers for disease control webpage for more information http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/. You can also contact your child’s school nurse with questions.
The best way to prevent transmission of head lice:
- Teach children not to share combs, brushes, hair ornaments, hats, caps, scarves, headsets, or any other personal headgear.
- Do not try on other people’s hats (even in department stores).
- Teach children to hang coats separately - placing hats and scarves inside coat/jacket sleeves.
- Clean or disinfect shared headgear (i.e., helmets) with Lysol® or rubbing alcohol before being used by others.
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