Thursday, July 30, 2015

Headlice Alert

Head Lice Life CycleHead Lice Life Cycle — by Amesbury Office

Important information!

What you need to know about head lice:

  • Head lice are animals that live on the scalp.
  • Nits are the eggs of head lice.
  • Lice can’t jump or fly from person to person. They can only crawl from head to head, or spread when children share combs, brushes, hats, and scarves.
  • Head lice are easily treated at home.
  • Head lice spread quickly, so report head lice to your child’s school or child care centre.
To prevent other members of your family from getting head lice, you’ll need to wash the infected child’s bedding and clothing in hot water. Make sure to wash her combs and brushes too and keep her hair tied back firmly to prevent cross-contamination.Whichever method you choose to remove head lice and nits, be sure to use the treatment 7-10 days after the initial treatment to catch the next generation of head lice as they hatch. Further information on detection and treatment of head lice and eggs (nits) can be found on this link


Because live eggs hatch in 7-10 days, the key to success in getting rid of them is to repeat whatever treatment you settle on every three-four days for a couple of weeks. You can only break the cycle if you stop the newly hatched lice from laying eggs. 

By Amesbury Office

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