Thanks to the LiceMeister® comb (you can order one here), parents can screen their children regularly at home!
Welcome to HeadLice.Org!
Head lice resources and information for parents, health care professionals, and organizations brought to you by the National Pediculosis Association,® Inc. Learn to screen, detect and remove head lice and nits safely and effectively.
NPA Mission Statement: The National Pediculosis Association®, Inc. (NPA) is the only non-profit health and education agency dedicated to protecting children from the misuse and abuse of potentially harmful lice and scabies pesticidal treatments. As part of its mission, the NPA works to encourage our nation’s health and child care professionals to adopt standardized head lice management programs in an effort to keep the children in school lice and nit free. Pediculosis provides an early opportunity to teach children responsible personal health behaviors – lessons that become valuable as children mature into a world full of other behavioral health threats. Communities that promote head lice prevention programs demonstrate a commitment to health and wellness.
What To Do About Head Lice
Parents naturally put their children first, constantly seeking information to keep their families nurtured and safe. But when it comes to head lice, they’re often confronted with conflicting guidance and misinformation—leading them to make potentially risky and ineffective treatment decisions. Among the hazards are serious health effects from repeated exposure to various pesticide remedies, treatment failures, lice resistance, and chronic infestations that make parents and children feel desperate and overwhelmed. The NPA advises parents to comb first, to discontinue the use of any treatment at the earliest sign of failure, and to avoid using other chemicals. Manual removal of head lice with a comb is the best option whenever possible.
The LiceMeister® comb was featured as a lindane alternative at a global meeting of the Stockholm Convention!