Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Head Lice
(HealthDay News) -- Head lice are very contagious, but there are
things parents can do to help keep their children from becoming
The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions:
- Teach children to avoid having their heads come in contact with
the heads of other children.
- Don't let your child share hats, hair accessories, scarves,
helmets, towels or any personal care items.
- Don't allow your child to lie on pillows, carpeting or bedding
that has recently been exposed to someone with lice.
- If your family has been exposed to lice, check each member of
the family every few days. Promptly treat any nits (eggs) or lice
that are found.
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