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How to Prevent the Spread of Lice at Slumber Parties

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Sleepovers, slumber parties, pajama parties. No matter what you call them, your child will probably ask for one (or dozens) before they get to high school. Even though they make long nights for parents, sleepovers are actually quite beneficial for kids. They get to try new experiences, build independence and…

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Top 5 Questions Parents Have About Head Lice

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It’s that time of year again – school is back in session and parents are receiving notes saying that head lice is going around. While these notices are helpful for informing parents, they often cause more panic than need be. A lot of this panic comes from miscommunication revolving head…

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Why is My Head Still Itching after Lice Treatment?

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Itching is the most common symptom of head lice. It’s caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva secreted by lice when they bite the scalp and suck blood. Not everyone itches with head lice, but many people do. But, why is it that some people continue to itch even…

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When Can Your Child Return to School with Head Lice?

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When a parent learns their child has head lice, one of the first questions they ask is when their student can return to school. You might be surprised to hear that your child can return to their classroom once appropriate treatment has begun. In fact, your child doesn’t have to…

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How to Remove Lice from Clothes and Laundry

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Head lice is common in schools, daycares and summer camps. Children who are in close quarters with one another are likely to put their heads together, allowing for lice to spread. Though rare, lice can also spread from shared bedding, stuffed animals and clothing.  If your child has lice, a…

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5 Weird Facts About Lice You Probably Didn’t Know

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Head lice are a major fear for today’s parents, but they don’t have to be. One of the reasons why parents loathe these tiny pests is because they don’t really know what they are. Sure, lice are bothersome, but they are not harmful to human health. And, they certainly have…

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How Long Does it Take for Head Lice to Become Visible?

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If your child was recently exposed to head lice, you might wonder how long it takes for any possible lice to become visible. We get these calls a lot from moms and dads who are concerned that their children may have contracted lice. It’s always easier to deal with mild infestations,…

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How Lice Screenings Keep Your Summer Camp Lice-Free

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There is no question that you want to send all campers home lice-free, but it’s not exactly in your control. When hundreds of kids come together in an environment like this, they are more likely to share lice. Whether it’s from putting their heads together during a science project or…

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