Head Lice

How in the world does a child get head lice?

A child can contract head lice in a number of ways.

  • Contact with an already infested person: Personal contact is common during play, school, or sports activities, and at school, home, slumber parties, or camp.
  • Wearing infested clothing, such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, or hair ribbons
  • Using infested combs, brushes, or towels
  • Lying on a bed, couch, pillow, carpet, or stuffed animal that has recently been in contact with a person with lice Continue Reading
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Reviewed on 7/18/2014
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