Head Lice ( Pediculosis) 

Head Lice ( Pediculosis)

 

As your child’s School Nurse, I want to welcome your child back to school for what promises to be a productive and exciting new school year!  I also want to make you aware of a “pesky” situation that impacts schools around the country. 

Pediculosis or head lice, is a common condition that affects approximately 6 to 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 12years of age (about 1 in every 100 elementary school children).  Head lice are not a sign of poor hygiene and they do not transmit disease.  Lice do not hop, jump, or fly.  Lice are passed by direct head to head contact or by sharing personal items such as combs, brushes or caps (less common). 

My goal as your School Nurse is to provide you with the information you need to safeguard your child’s health and ensure that their educational experience is a positive one.  I hope you find the following information useful.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or if I can be of further assistance.

In addition to the informational sheets listed, please refer to the links listed below:

  1. “Lice-10 Steps to Stay Ahead”
  2. “The Beverly School Nurses Top Ten Facts About Lice”

 

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