Navigation Links
Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review
Date:8/15/2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the new school year here, parents need to think about how to deal with head lice, an expert says.

The first sign of head lice may be excessive itching on the nape of the neck and behind the ears, said D'Ann Somerall, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

All children with lice and their bedmates should be treated at the same time. If lice are still present after treatment with over-the-counter products, parents should contact their health care provider, she said.

Before using any over-the-counter lice treatments on children age 2 and younger, parents should talk with their pediatrician, Somerall advised.

Home remedies -- such as putting mayonnaise, vinegar or petroleum jelly in the hair and covering it with a shower cap -- aren't effective, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Use a lice comb on your child's hair, even after you get rid of the lice, Somerall advised.

"It's best to use a metal comb instead of a plastic one," she said. "Remember that lice infestation can be an ongoing battle, especially in group settings. There's no doubt that they can be hard bugs to get rid of, so being persistent and following the directions of the medications used to treat your child's hair is key."

If you suspect your child has head lice, check with the school nurse or child care director to see if other children have recently been treated for lice. If you confirm that your child does have head lice, alert school or child care center staff.

A major misconception is that head lice affect only disadvantaged children.

"It has nothing to do with how clean or dirty your home or school may be, or how clean or dirty your kids may be," Somerall said. "Affluent schools, rural schools, urban schools -- anyone from any socioeconomic background can get head lice, no matter how clean their hair or home."

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about head lice.

SOURCE: University of Alabama at Birmingham, news release, Aug. 6, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Back-to-School Anxiety: Dr. Carly Orenstein with Morris Psychological Group Offers Tips for Patients
2. MD Now Urgent Care Is the Smart Choice for Back-to-School Physicals and Vaccinations
3. Five Tips to Teach Kids Financial Responsibility While Back-To-School Shopping by Parenting Expert Deborah Gilboa, M.D., AKA "Doctor G"
4. 5 Tips for Back-to-School: What You Need to Know to Reduce Stress and Plan for a Healthy Transition from Nina Radcliff, MD
5. Carol Fenster’s Back-to-School Tips for Gluten-Free Meals
6. Back-To-School: PCA Predict A Promising Season For Asian American Marketing
7. Separation Anxiety: More Than Just the Back-to-School Blues
8. Boys Town Tips for Back-to-School Sleep Help
9. Back-to-School Checkups Get a Healthy Dose of Books
10. Carbondale Affordable Assisted Living to Host Back-to-School Celebration
11. Filtersfast.com Kicks Off Their "M2 = P2" Back-to-School Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... WHAT: , The New ... opportunities as well as advocacy for the state and region‘s technology businesses, hosted ... The Council's Innovation Forecast event highlights innovation throughout the region from small ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... In ... needs to be a top priority because it’s not if you will be attacked, ... safety, especially when it comes to digital health care. , Improvements in auditing and ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... With ProGlass ... Cut Pro X . Users have total control over position, rotation, distortion, edge softness, ... all within Final Cut Pro X. , With ProGlass Prism users are given the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) President and CEO Kelly C. ... Dyer started as the Chairman of the Management Committee when IFN was originally formed ... the recruitment of investor/owners and development of the business plan. He became the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... again hosted their Military Wedding Giveaway, with the winning couple announced on Feb. ... with services generously donated from local vendors: A Matter of Taste, Ryan Rousseau ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Südkorea, 23. Februar 2017 LG Innotek ... Sterilisationsaufgaben vorgestellt. Die Sterilisationsleistung beträgt das 1,5-fache des 45-mW-Moduls ... Strahlung im Bereich zwischen 200 und 280 nm und eignet ... Bakterien, indem es ihre DNA zerstört. Das Produkt von ... ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017 Im Rahmen seiner Schlüsselwachstumsstrategie arbeitet ... der südwestlichen chinesischen Provinz Guizhou, 2017 mit dem Angebot von ... an der Entwicklung einer eingebetteten Hightech-Schlüsselindustrie. Foto - ... ... ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... New York , February 23, 2017 ... implications arising from increasing caseload for varicose veins in ... across the globe are prompting the adoption of endovenous ... study on global endovenous laser therapy market, ... towards aftereffects of lifestyle choices and consequences of obesity ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: