Just the mention of lice is enough to get people scratching, but perhaps that can be a reminder for parents to regularly check their child’s head for lice.
Char Langen is the school nurse for Tri-County, Heritage Christian, Kittson County Central, and Lancaster Schools. Her advice to parents is to regularly check their child’s head for lice, as a way to help catch it early and prevent the spread.
If Langen finds lice in live bug form on a child’s head at school, she will send that child home with instructions for a treatment. Students can come back the next day—if parents have treated them. “The biggest thing we see is parents not doing the full treatment.” Langen says. “If they don’t take care of it, it will come back in 7-10 days.”
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