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A Child Care Provider’s Guide to Managing Head Lice

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As a child care provider, it’s important to take every step to protect your facility from head lice. That’s not to say that it can’t happen or won’t happen, but you want to avoid an infestation when possible. Otherwise, you have to deal with frantic parents, absent children, the unnecessary…

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How to Shop for Head Lice Treatment Products

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If your child has turned up with head lice, don’t panic. There are plenty of effective treatments available. The key is finding the right treatment for your child, as not all are created equal. Some treatments are ineffective and can be harmful to your child’s health.  Below we will walk…

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How Contagious are Head Lice, Really?

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Everyone knows that lice are contagious, but exactly how contagious are they? If your child is near another child with lice, are they guaranteed to get it? If one sibling has lice, will their brothers and sisters get it, too?  To understand how contagious lice are at a given point…

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Returning to School After Head Lice Treatment

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Head lice school policies are changing for the better. Most schools now allow students to return to their classrooms once they receive treatment. They do not need to be “nit free” as they did in the past. These new policies are keeping more kids in school and preventing unnecessary isolation….

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Don’t Let Head Lice Scare You Out of Halloween

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Here at My Hair Helpers, we see head lice all the time. Even though these pests can be itchy and annoying, we know they aren’t a cause for panic. But, we do want our customers to be informed, especially during times when head lice cases are more common. Halloween is…

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Help! My Teenager Has Head Lice.

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Head lice are a common problem, especially for little kids. Young children are more likely to share personal space, allowing head lice to crawl onto new hosts. But, they aren’t the only ones. Teens can get head lice, too. Between selfies, sports and video games, there are plenty of opportunities…

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My Child’s Friend Has Lice. Can They Still Play Together?

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When you discover that your child’s friend has head lice, your initial reaction may be to cancel all interactions. Doing this, however, wouldn’t eliminate the risk of your child getting head lice. Plus, it would hurt the child’s feelings! Is there a better way to handle things? Actually, there is….

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Americans Freak Over Lice. But Not Everyone Does.

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Ask any elementary school parent what one of their biggest fears are, and they’ll tell you head lice. The thought of their child bringing home tiny parasites to share with the rest of the family can be too much to handle. Plus, there’s a social stigma surrounding head lice. People…

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