lice school nurse. Often the first time you hear about head lice in your child’s classroom is when you get a lice letter home from the school nurse. The lice letter strikes fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. Not only do parents not know anything about head lice, they also do not know anything about how to do preventative lice care for their family. Parents usually run to CVS to purchase ineffective pesticide lice treatments. Then parents vacuum the whole house, do 10 loads of laundry and throw out all of their pillows. Guess what? None of these measures make any difference in the treatment or prevention of head lice.1. Head lice have developed resistance to pesticidal lice treatments, so your trip to CVS is a waste of your precious time and your money. 2. Head lice are not in your house or car, only on your child’s scalp, so all of the vacuuming, laundering and bagging of stuffed animals is also a complete waste of your time. All of the cleaning measures are only needed if you have bedbugs, body lice or fleas. However your child does not have bedbugs, body lice or fleas, your child simply has head lice, a completely different insect from bedbugs, body lice or fleas.
lice school nurse. Preventative lice care involves conditioner combing the hair with the OMG Lice Comb once a month. Not only does this cut down on head lice cases overall in the school community, but it also catches lice cases early so that they don’t spread lice to other students. Early lice cases are much easier to treat, saving time for parents. Catching cases early also saves valuable time for your school nurse who has kids with asthma, diabetes, flu, food allergies and injuries to take care of.
lice school nurse. Should your school nurse keep your child out of school if your child has lice? The CDC, The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses all say that children should not be kept out of school if they have head lice.
In 2010 the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their policy on head lice, noting in particular “No healthy child should be excluded from or miss school because of head lice, and no-nit policies for return to school should be abandoned”