Head lice outbreak!

Updated: Jun 20

Please check your child’s hair for eggs and live lice. Inspect your child’s clothes - particularly hats, shirts, scarves, and coats - that have been worn during the past 48 hours, looking for lice and eggs.

Chemical treatments

Chemical treatments use a special shampoo or lotion that kills the head lice and the eggs. Follow the instructions that are supplied with the chemical treatments. Always do a second treatment 7-10 days after the first. This is to kill any head lice that may have hatched after the first treatment.

Wet Combing

Wet the hair and scalp with conditioner (this makes it easier to see the head lice). Use a fine-toothed comb to check for head lice and eggs and to comb them out. It’s best to use a fine metal comb, or a special head lice comb you can get from a pharmacy. Comb the full length of the hair, from the scalp to the ends. Work your way around the head so that you have combed all of the hair. If you see any head lice or eggs, clean the comb by wiping it on a tissue or a paper towel, or rinse the comb before you use it again. After you have combed all of the hair, rinse out the conditioner. Repeat the wet combing each week until you don’t find any more head lice or eggs.




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