Head Lice – Control

Thank goodness my son is older than pre-school/elementary school age, when the most dreaded phone call was “Mr. Reeves, your son has head lice.”

A neighbor recently went through the anguish of such a call. I thought I’d collect links to the latest control information.

Note: mayonnaise, olive oil and petroleum jelly probably won’t work…they just incite false hope that something inexpensive will work.

Managing Head Lice Safely

Removing Head Lice Video

By the way: my neighbor hired a local company to search her daughter’s scalp. Here’s a link to local head lice control companies.

Second note: Neither the CDC or the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate keeping children with head lice out of school.

CDC – Head Lice Information for Schools

American Academy of Pediatrics

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