Basic Facts about Head Lice

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Skylar Nolley-Acuna BSN, RN

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It is that time of year, once again, when the weather begins to change and students return to school. It is also the time when Head Lice (or Pediculosis) begins to make its presence known! Do you know that anyone can get head lice? In fact, these parasites infest over 12 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic status every year. And while head lice are annoying and upsetting, head lice are not life threatening.

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Once you have treated your child, they may come back to school. They must, however, see the school nurse first to make sure treatment was successful. If not, your child will need to return home until treatment is successful. (Success = no live lice.)

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