Navigation Links
Head Lice Returns to School: Five Tips to Avoid Panic and Worry
Date:8/4/2011

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's back-to-school season and for many families, that means new morning routines, homework and head lice.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/shionogi/50422/

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110804/MM45457 )

Each year, approximately 6 to 12 million children in the U.S. are infested with this common, six-legged critter that feeds on human blood. After weeks at summer camps, sleepovers and sharing of personal items, back-to-school season usually is the time when head lice infestation is noticed.

"Unfortunately, panic and worry are common reactions when parents discover head lice," according to Adelaide Hebert, M.D., Houston, Texas.

"Out of concern and need to get rid of the infestation quickly, many parents may turn to unproven home remedies or homeopathic products," added Dr. Hebert. "Unfortunately, these home remedies have never been studied, tested, or proven to be safe on children. There also has been resistance reported with some head lice treatment products, which may lead to ineffective treatment."

Dr. Hebert offers parents five tips during head lice season:

  1. Parents shouldn't panic. In many cases, what parents see on the child's head may not be head lice.
  2. If parents or school nurse suspect head lice, a visit or call to the child's doctor can confirm the diagnosis.
  3. Parents should use only products that are recommended by a doctor to treat head lice.
  4. It's important for parents to carefully follow the doctor's instructions to make sure the treatment was properly applied.
  5. Because every school policy on head lice differs, it's important for parents to talk with the school nurse. Healthcare professionals recommend that children remain in school since head lice do not transmit disease and are treatable.

For more information about head lice, parents can visit the following websites:


About Shionogi Inc.

Shionogi Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., a major research-driven pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Osaka Japan, dedicated to placing the highest value on patients. Shionogi's Research and Development currently targets three therapeutic areas: Infectious Diseases, Pain, and Metabolic Syndrome. In addition, Shionogi is engaged in new research areas such as allergy and cancer. Contributing to the health of patients around the world through development in these therapeutic areas is Shionogi's primary goal. For more information on Shionogi Inc., headquartered in Florham Park, NJ, please visit www.shionogi.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Shionogi Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. ODT Forum Returns to Memphis with Unique Opportunity for Orthopedic Manufacturers
2. Today® Sponge Returns to Store Shelves in Canada
3. Jury Returns Verdict in VNUS Patent Infringement Lawsuit With Total Vein Systems and biolitec Finding Some Patent Claims Invalid and Some Infringed
4. Blood Donors Needed as School, Fall Season Returns
5. 2nd Annual Orthopedic Design & Technology Forum Returns April 28 to the FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis
6. Allied Healthcare Products Returns to Profitability By Offsetting Depressed Sales with Cost Reductions
7. Molecular Devices Returns to Life Sciences Marketplace
8. Award-Winning Medicine Wheel Returns to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on Dec. 1 for 24-hour Vigil Recognizing World AIDS Day
9. Drugstore Lobby Looks for Free Pass to Avoid Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Detection
10. Avoid Illness Through Easy Daily Check
11. Michael Jacksons Death Could Have Been Avoided With a Brain Monitor Says Anesthesiologist
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, ... pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," ... will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Any dentist who has made an implant supported denture ... of them do not even offer this as a viable ... costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer that ... cost that the majority of today,s patients would not be ... , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as ... of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to ... one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their ... in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating ... of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):