Scratch scratch. Scratch. Your head is feeling really itchy. Could it be lice? If so, you’re not alone. Every year, between 6 and 12 million people worldwide get head lice. Most of those millions are kids. Any kid who goes to school has probably already heard about lice. They can spread easily at schools, so
You bought glue sticks, composition notebooks, No. 2s, and new shoes. Freedom is just around the corner. Your kids bound home each day with a tree’s worth of paper in their backpack: emergency contact forms, PTA calendars, assignments. You have more homework than they do the first week. Soon they will fall into a routine,
Is this the most extreme case of head lice EVER? The video will certainly make your skin crawl… Video shows a mother combing millions of insects out of her daughter’s hair It is estimated the child had been suffering with head lice for months Experts say infestations can get so bad that ‘nests’ of lice are
A new school year also means another year to dodge the seemingly inevitable outbreaks of head lice. When my daughter was in 1st grade her entire class had a nasty outbreak of lice. It was the worst year of my life because no matter how much we did to get rid of it, she would
It’s that time of year again! School will be letting out and your kids will be headed off to summer camp in the peak season for head lice. Tight quarters in camp settings and more head to head contact during overnight stays can be the culprit of your child becoming infested with these pesky critters.
Head Lice: What Parents Need to Know Each year millions of school-aged children in the United States get head lice. Though head lice may be a nuisance, they don’t cause serious illness or carry any diseases. Also, head lice can be treated at home. The following information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will
I am being ignored by the doctors that we see they look at me as if I were some deranged mother hoping to grasp at straws but I feel as do some of our local pharmacists that it is not beyond the realm of possibilities Jessica was born a healthy baby a normal pregnancy a
By John M. Glionna – LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she’d actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice. But something bigger bugged her: the district’s policy of sending children home
Feeling the familiar crawling sensation across my scalp, I groaned. Not again! I thought, starting to scratch furiously at my head. I knew immediately what it was. Head lice. It was the second time I’d picked them up in the past six months. That’s just what happens when you’ve got a job as a childcare
Aieeee! Lice! They are about as welcome on your child’s head as Godzilla at a downtown Tokyo sushi bar. For all the horror they produce — in both kids and their parents — head lice are not an uncommon problem in childhood. Still, you want to give them their walking papers as soon as possible.