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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Back To School : Lice Prevention

Its Back To School Time and all to often our children bring home things that we do not want or need. Be aware of any extra itching your child may do. September is National Hide Lice Prevention Month and there is a reason for that. The picture above may be a good resource to share with your children in order to prevent head lice. Remind them it is not something that they or you want but if it does happen there is no need to panic as their is a cure.

Head lice are parasites and feed on human blood. They can live on a persons scalp for up to 30 days. Adult lice have six legs and are about the size of a sesame seed, and range in color from tan to a grayish white. Unlike common thought they do not jump or fly but are spread by direct contact. This contact can be head to head, wearing clothes worn by an infested person, using combs, brushes or towels of an infested person. Beds, pillow or the couch are also places that lice hang around. The most known symptom of lice is the itch.

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