How can I help prevent my child from getting head lice at school?

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It is common for parents to worry about head lice at school. While some over-the-counter products are designed to keep lice at bay, there is really no evidence to suggest that they are both effective and safe. The FDA has not approved these products for use. Plus, they can be expensive.

Some preventative measures taken on your child’s part may help. For instance, you should tell your child to avoid touching heads with other children and not to share personal items, including hats, scarves and jackets.

If your child does get head lice at school, speak to the teacher or principal as soon as you can. This will prevent other children from getting lice too.

 

 

Always check with your doctor regarding health questions and issues.

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