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We may hide in hats and other headgear, scarves, hair accessories, helmets, head phones, etc. We can only survive for up to 48 hours away from your head. Myth 7: An itchy scalp following treatment is a sign of treatment failure. Fact: Your scalp may be itchy for up to 10 days after successful treatment. If your head is itchy past 10 days, it may be a sign that I am still there or my friends have moved in! Myth 8: Head lice cause disease. An outbreak of head lice is a public health emergency. Fact: I am a nuisance but I do not carry germs or spread disease. Myth 9: No nit policies are effective in eliminating head lice. Fact: There is no evidence that shows no-nit policies reduce head lice infestations. Nits are removed to enhance the effectiveness of treatment, but should not be a reason to keep a child out of school. Myth 10: The presence of nits means an active infestation . Fact: 10-30% of children with nits never develop an active infestation.
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7 TREATMENTS Treatment Options OPTION A Chemical Shampoos Kill the Lice & Remove the Nits Special lice shampoos are used because they have been tested and determined to be an effective and acceptable treatment OPTION B Wet-combing Remove the Lice & Forget the Nits Non-chemical ways to find and eliminate head lice Wet combing with hair conditioner immobilizes lice Note: the research to support this method is unclear , but many people say it works
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Kill the Lice and Remove the Nits This option involves using chemical head lice shampoos to kill the lice on the head and is followed up with removal of nits from the hair with a nit comb or with your fingers. Head lice shampoos should only be used on active infestations and should be applied when hair is dry. Research shows these shampoos work when used properly. Overuse of these shampoos can be dangerous. Ask your pharmacist about head lice shampoos STEPS TO FOLLOW OPTION A CHEMICAL DO 1. Check the heads of all family members. Check hair behind ears and back of neck for lice eggs (nits) – look for silvery oval specks “glued” to the strands of hair, very close to the scalp. 2. READ HEAD LICE SHAMPOO DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY and apply according to directions. 3. Remove nits. Use a metal “nit” comb or use your fingers to pull nits from the strands of hair. 4. Only wash articles of clothing that come in direct contact with the head. Wash clothing, bed sheets and pillow cases in hot water, then dry in the hot cycle of the dryer. If articles can’t be put in hot water or dried on a hot cycle, put the items in a sealed plastic bag for 48 hours, or place the bag in the deep freeze for 24 hours. 5. Apply head lice shampoo a second time 7 – 10 days later. 6. Check heads of family members throughout the year and if lice or ‘nits’ are found – start again at Step 1.
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  • Summer '14
  • Head louse, Pediculosis, Louse, head lice, Treatment of human head lice, Lice Treatment and Prevention

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