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LET’S TALK ABOUT LICE  

 

The most common type of louse is the head louse, which lives on the scalp and hair, and occasionally on eyelashes.  Nits resemble dandruff but are hard and fastened to the hair shaft, usually within 1” from the scalp.  All nits must be removed by hand for effective control of head lice.

 

Nits are usually found behind the ears and around the back of the neck.  Live lice can be seen crawling on the hair or scalp; however, nits are more commonly found.

 

Lice are spread by direct contact from infected person’s clothing (especially hats), combs and brushes, carpet, stuffed toys, furniture, pillows, and head-to-head contact. 

 To treat lice:
  1. Buy a medicated shampoo for lice.
  2. Read and follow the directions on the shampoo label.
  3. Remove nits from hair shaft by picking them off one by one.
  4. Repeat shampoo according to the directions to kill any lice hatched or missed nits since applying the first treatment.
  5. As a precautionary measure, treat ALL family members.
 Care of Clothing and Home:
  1. Soak combs and brushes in HOT soapy water or lice shampoo.
  2. Treat clothing and articles in the home by washing in HOT soapy water or dry cleaning them.
  3. Non-washable items such as pillows and stuffed toys can be sealed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks.
  4. Vacuum rugs, mattresses, and upholstered furniture.  Car upholstery and carpet should also be vacuumed.  The vacuum bag should be discarded.
 Returning to School:
  1. Remove all nits.
  2. May return to school the next morning and no later than 2 days after treatment with medicated shampoo.**
  3. Must be readmitted by Health Department
  4. Return signed form to school 

 **Students who do not return to school within two days may be referred to the   

    Dean of Students or the appropriate agency.

     

HEAD CHECKS

RE-ADMIT SITES AND TIMES FOR THE 2013/14 SCHOOL YEAR

 

 HOCKING COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

350 St Rt 664N, Logan, OH 43138   385-3030

 

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

 

Tuesday * Thursday

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

  

 *CHILD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT 

Children may only be re-entered at the sites listed above during the hours listed.  Please do not report to your home school for re-entry without proper documentation.

     
 

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