It seems like lice outbreaks are becoming much more frequent in NYC schools. After never having gotten lice, some parents are reporting kids getting lice twice each in the last two years and I keep hearing classrooms are breaking out with lice a few times a year. Perhaps this is due to the DOE changing their head lice policy about sending kids home from school if nits are found in a child’s hair, but whatever the reason it stinks for parents who have to be ever-vigilant to keep kids (and ourselves) lice-free.
Other Families Get Lice
Keep in mind that anyone can get head lice. If your child gets lice, it has nothing to do with bad hygiene. In fact, quite the opposite: head lice prefer clean hair as it is easier for the louse to grab hold of hair that is not oily.
You have found that your child has head lice. Attempting to get rid of head lice on your own can be a very trying experience. You are dealing with the problem of eradicating it. That may feel like a challenge in and of itself. Next come the questions: Do I let my children’s friends know about this? Should I call their parents? What do I say to them?
Making other parents aware that their child has been exposed to lice is important in helping to break the contagious cycle associated with head lice. It gives them the opportunity to check their child and find a case early on when it is easier to treat and possibly before that child has passed along the case to other children. Some people who have lice show no symptoms at all; if a parent is not aware that the child has been exposed to lice, it is unlikely that he or she will be on the lookout for a case until that case is quite advanced. If that parent is given a heads up, she can take the necessary steps to eradicate the case.
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