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Weekly Head Lice Checks

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Weekly Head Lice Checks
by Sidney Elementary - Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 1:42 PM

To Parents/Guardians:

Please help us to reduce the number of cases of head lice in students who attend our school.  This video provides valuable information about the life cycle of lice and how they transfer from person to person.  Most importantly it demonstrates the best method for checking for and treating lice.  Nit/bug combs similar to those mentioned in the video can be found in your local drug store/pharmacy.  It is extremely important that your child's head is checked weekly; not all children have an itchy scalp when they have lice.

If you have already treated your child for lice, you must continue to do so on a regular basis every three to four days for two weeks.  Any young lice that hatch from eggs after the first session are removed at the second, third and fourth sessions.  This is why it is important to do the full four sessions.

Please see link below for how to get rid of lice by wet combing.