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Savanah Molinar, Health Officer/LVN
Located in Student Services Office
(830) 563-2491, ext. 224

October 23, 2018

 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

 

Your child has been exposed to head lice recently in his/her classroom. Below you will find information about checking your child for head lice.

 

What to look for:

 

  • Adult lice are small (about the size of a sesame seed).
  • Eggs (nits) are usually found firmly attached to the base of the hair shaft.
  • Lice stay near the scalp, often behind the ears, near the neckline, and back of the head.
  • Head lice hold tightly to the hair. They move by crawling. They cannot hop or fly (they do not have wings), but do move quickly making it difficult to find in a child’s hair.
  • Signs of a head lice infestation include: itchy scalp, tickling sensation in a person’s hair. Head lice are most active in the dark.

 

If your child is found to have head lice, it is important to treat them before returning to school. Exclude your child from attendance at school until one day after their first treatment with a medicated head lice product. A child will be allowed to return to class when the nurse has verified child is lice and nit free.


 

FDA Approved Treatments for Head Lice:

    Pyrethrins combined with piperonyl butoxide;

    Brand name products: A–200*, Pronto*,     R&C*, Rid*, Triple X*.

    Permethrin lotion, 1%;

    Brand name product: Nix*.

 

For more information on the treatment and prevention of lice you may visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html                                    

 

 

 

 

Savanah Molinar, LVN

District Nurse

(830) 563-2491 ext. 224

savanah.molinar@brackettisd.net
 
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