Head Lice Information

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Head lice (pediculosis) occasionally occur in school age children. It is most common in the fall and spring. It is a treatable condition that does not cause disease. The first sign of head lice is usually an itchy scalp. Head lice are about the size of a sesame seed, light yellow to brown and cannot hop, fly or jump. Lice eggs, called nits, are tiny, tear-shaped and white to yellowish-brown in color. They are glued to the hair and are most often found above and behind the ears and at the back of the neck.

Please check your child's hair for signs of lice whenever you comb or shampoo their hair. If you suspect your child has lice, and are unsure of what to do, please call your doctor for advice. Please click for more information.