“Head lice? How can that be? We wash her hair every night. And we’re really clean people!” We wish we could tell you how many times we’ve heard this from parents of our patients who, despite their family’s “cleanliness,” have contracted head lice. Since lice are typically spread through head-to-head contact (school, sleepovers, camp and any […]
Now that school is back in session, your child is picking up all kinds of new things: reading skills, vocabulary words, friendships, playground games…and head lice. “Head lice? How can that be? We wash her hair every night. And we’re really clean people!” I wish I could tell you how many times I’ve heard this from […]
Have your kids come home with head lice recently? Kids of all ages and socioeconomic levels get lice, no matter how often they do—or do not—wash their hair or bathe. In fact, 6-12 million kids in the U.S. get head lice each year, so you’re not alone.