Dear Amy, From Local School Nurse

Dear Amy,

I tried to express the problem and the solution without making it seem schools are cesspools of infestation, even though they can be….

As a health care provider I have often looked at lice (pediculosis) as a public health issue. I have come to find it as a very personal problem and concern. Children are missing school and falling behind academically and are socially ostracized either by their peers or their lack of self esteem.  Something so small multiplies and as the lice multiply so does the toll it can have on a child, family and even a school. Friends lost, lessons missed, opportunities to participate forbidden, people talking about you, not being asked to birthday parties or have a friend to eat lunch with. Despite exclusion from school, asking how you can help with the problem it just gets worse. Exclusion is not the answer, education and treatment that does no harm, is. Through the kindness of a person who saw an opportunity to help and put aside her own needs, I saw a family healed today.  It wasn’t hard, it didn’t require a doctor’s visit or an expensive prescription.  It was a pair of hands and education that healed this family. Lice do not care who you are or where you live. They don’t care what brand of shampoo you use or if your hair is clean. They want an warm scalp and blood to continue living their life and reek havoc on the humans they crawl onto and take up residence on and between hair and shafts. This morning there were tears and fears to be at school. A few hours later there were beaming smiles and a mother with tears grateful that she and her children are without lice and she has the knowledge of how to never be infested again.  This is what children need and schools need to stop the cycle of lice infestation and unnecessary absences that affect both the child and the school on many levels ~ an anonymous school nurse.
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WHAT ARE HEAD LICE?

Head lice are tiny six-legged insects that are blood-sucking parasites. They live on the scalp of humans. Head lice are the little and wingless insects with a size of sesame seeds that make their home on the human head and spread diseases by sucking the blood from the scalp. Infections and diseases caused by head lice are generally faced by on-going school students and their family members as the head of students come in contact with the head of other students. Contact My Hair Helpers to guaranteed head lice removal services. We are professional head lice removal experts known for our best service and customer support.

WHERE DO HEAD LICE COME FROM?

The evidence for head lice goes back many centuries. Lice was named as the third plague in the Old Testament of the Bible. The shell casings for lice have been found on Egyptian mummies. Live Lice on the head and their eggs can be killed by opting for different lice treatments that are available in different forms such as lotions, shampoos, and creams and these can be used at home without any hassle. It is necessary for the women who are pregnant or breastfeed their babies to take suggestions from a renowned doctor about the risk-free products.

HOW DO WE GET LICE?

In the majority of cases, head lice is passed with head to head contact. A smaller number of cases are passed through brushes and combs and sharing hats. Lice don’t like to leave their food supply unless a warm head is waiting for them.

DOES GETTING HEAD LICE MEAN I’M DIRTY?

Head lice actually prefer clean hair! It’s more difficult for them to lay eggs on greasy or dirty hair.