Posts made in October, 2016

Stow Those Creepy Crawlies: The Ins And Outs Of Screening For Head Lice

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you operate your own day care center or work with children on a regular basis, it is important to have a plan in place for checking children for head lice. Head lice can easily spread from child to child, making early detection essential for keeping an outbreak contained. Follow these guidelines to effectively screen children for head lice. 1. Know the Appropriate Duration to Check for an Infestation It can take time for signs of head lice to show up. In fact, for some cases, the lice or their nits are not visible for up to six weeks after the child’s initial exposure to head lice. Make sure to check children for signs of head lice for the full six week period. 2. Understand What You Need to Look for When searching a child’s head for head lice, it is important to know what to look for. It is easy to mistake other types of head debris, such as dandruff or dirt, for head lice. As you search the child’s head for lice, you need to look for two things: small, white circles and brown bugs the size of sesame seeds. The small, white circles are referred to as nits; these are the eggs of the lice. Nits...

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