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Head Lice: Should we tell our school nurse?

13 December

Should we tell our school nurse if we find out at home that our child has Lice? Good Question. One of the reasons parents are reluctant to share that their child has Head Lice, is that they are afraid their child will be kicked out of school and humiliated by the school nurse, teachers & students. This prevents many parents from sharing with their school nurse when they discover Head Lice on their child. School nurses appreciate being told if a child has Head Lice, so they can send out a “Lice Letter” to all families in the classroom instructing them to check their own children for Head Lice. Most school nurses have many ill children that they are responsible for and Head Lice is very time consuming and stressful for school nurses. Ultimately it is up to you and the “lice culture” of your school. If you feel that your school nurse will respect that you are using an effective head lice removal treatment at home, then tell your school nurse. If, on the other hand, you feel that reporting Head Lice to the school nurse will cause grief and stress for you and your family, then it may not be a good idea.

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