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HEAD LICE AWARENESS

 
 
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HEAD LICE AWARENESS
by Doug Caley - Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 2:39 PM
 

HEAD LICE AWARENESS
Head lice are common in BC communities.  Although they are a bother, head lice are not a health risk.

Head lice spread quickly by close, head-to-head contact.  Lice cannot live on furniture or carpet, and they cannot jump or fly.  There may be few or no symptoms, but itching may occur.

You can help by:

  • Checking your child’s head with the wet combing method of detection once a week throughout the year.
  • Review the pamphlet: Wet Combing – How to Get Rid of Head Lice, available online, at your school and Public Health Unit.
  • Encouraging your child to wear their hair tied back.
  • Treating if you notice live lice on your child’s head.
  • Reminding family and friends about the importance of routine head checks.


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