Information About Head Lice:
Head Lice are tiny wingless parasites that feed on the human scalp. Lice have been in existence since the dawn of time. There is no research-based way to completely eradicate lice. They infest people regardless of age, race, sex, or socioeconomic class and are not an indication of poor hygiene. The most common method of transfer is direct head contact, although transfer may also occur through shared combs, brushes, hats, helmets, or other headwear. Itching and scratching of the head may be a sign of possible infestation, and should prompt parents to examine their children. Children should be examined weekly to catch an infestation as early as possible. The following are resources for parents/guardians about head lice:
Please contact your pediatrician or School Nurse for additional questions about head lice.