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Lice Prevention in Schools

The common cold is the only communicable health problem that beats out lice at the school age, according to MayoClinic.com. The small insects lay eggs, called nits, on the hair shaft to continue the population in the hair. The insects travel from one head to the next through direct contact with another person’s hair or things that have touched the hair, such as brushes, scarves and hair clips. School prevention methods keep lice infestations to a minimum.

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Treating Head Lice: Tips for Parents

As a mom, its a terrifying moment when your child comes home from school one day scratching their head. Classrooms are breeding grounds for the white, itchy, bugs that give us all the heebie-jeebies: Lice! Despite all of a parent’s best efforts, the icky truth is that it can happen to your kids. In fact, 85% of U.S. school districts report an outbreak of lice every year. So to help you deal, here are a few tips and tricks, as well as some common lice myths debunked. Read on!