A message from Nurse Maggie -- Head Lice
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Just a reminder that fall and winter are prime seasons not only for the flu bug, but for another bug as well- lice.

It is important for parents/guardians to be proactive and continue to check their child’s head weekly and treat only if live lice or nits within ¼ inch of the scalp are found. If you find your child does in fact have head lice, please contact your school nurse to discuss treatment options.

As always, should you have concerns or questions, please feel free to contact your school nurse.

This time of year with trying on Halloween costumes may add to the spread of lice. Please continue to check your child’s head weekly. Look for signs of itching, especially behind the ears and at the neck.

Anyone can get head lice! It has nothing to do with cleanliness or socioeconomic status. Children ages 3-12 are usually the ones most affected.

If by chance your child gets head lice, contact the school nurse and she has an information sheet available for detailed treatment steps to help decrease the spread of head lice.

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