Goes to School!
The backlash from the "Guidelines
for Treatment of Resistant Head Lice" printed in Contemporary Pediatrics
in 2000 regrettably continues in 2004, as many communities are revising their
guidelines for Pediculosis allowing children to attend school with an
infestation of head lice. As a consequence, more children will now be in school
with actively infested classmates, increasing the risk that they too will become
The National Pediculosis Association® (NPA) says screening and early
detection of head lice are now more
important than ever and urges parents to check their children for head lice and
nits as a part of routine hygiene. Just as children learn to brush their teeth
to prevent cavities, parents should learn to check their children by combing
their hair with a quality lice and nit removal comb. Since combing is usually
done after bath time, this is the perfect opportunity to screen.
Screening at home is not only the
best prevention but also the most practical method parents can use to assure
themselves and their children that they are lice and nit free no matter how
often they are exposed to others with lice or what the school or childcare
policy may be. The NPA recommends the
LiceMeister® Comb as the safe, non-chemical and effective way to detect
head lice and nits and remove them even before they can be seen by visual
So screen often – then if Boss Louse™ hitches a ride home from school with your
child, he won’t be around for long!!
Louse™ teaching video on how to screen.