Pediculosis – Lice
If there is a case of Pediculosis-Lice discovered in your child’s classroom there is no need to be alarmed.
The presence of lice is not indicative of child cleanliness.
Lice is typically attracted to clean hair and spreads through head to head contact, sharing brushes, hats, combs, coats, scarves and mats.
Use of an over the counter medication such as Rid, Nix, Lice MD to eradicate the infestation is recommended. It is very important to follow all the products instructions to effectively eliminate lice your child and home.
- Use recommended shampoo and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
- If you find lice still in hair use a fine comb and carefully separate hair into sections and comb sections to remove lice eggs and nits.
- Rewash hair and inspect hair every day for 10 days
- If lice, nits or eggs reappear repeat every step listed above.
It is also very important to clean the following:
- Wash bedding, towels and clothing in soapy hot water and dry in hot dryer.
- Vacuum: Pillows, mattresses, overstuffed furniture, and car seats.
- Store items such as stuffed animals and non- washable pillows in tightly sealed plastic bags for at least two weeks.
- Soak combs and hair accessories in very hot, hot water for 15-30 minutes.
We have contacted the health department and they recommend the following website for you to get more information regarding head lice:
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And please watch the video below for more visual information regarding lice: