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Head Lice Information

Head Lice Information

Lice outbreaks are very common among school children.  Head lice can come from
almost anywhere & even the cleanest child can easily become infested.  It is very
important that you act immediately when lice or nits are found to prevent their
spread to other members of your family. Throughout the school year, check your
child’s hair weekly and after over-night visits with other children.

Head lice may be transmitted through brushes, pillows, towels, mats or hats.  The
main route of transmission remains head-to-head contact.  Lice does not develop
from poor hygiene or dirty living conditions.  Head lice cannot jump from person
to person and head lice do not carry disease. Educate your children to prevent
the spread of lice by avoiding head-to-head contact.

There are several safe, non-prescription products available at your local drugstore
that are effective at killing lice.  Use all products carefully & consult a pharmacist
or your physician for recommendations on treatment methods.  Wash all bedding
& recently worn clothing in hot water & dry it in the dryer.  Seal items, such as
stuffed animals, that can’t be washed in plastic bags for 2-3 weeks. Also general
housekeeping will help control the infestation.  (pillows in dryer, wash all bedding,
vacuum carpets and furniture more often, etc...)
Eggs (nits) not killed by treatments will continue to hatch within 7-10 days.  All
nits should be removed to prevent reinfestation.  Inspect each member of your
family daily for at least 2 weeks.

Occasionally, a classroom screening may be conducted if the clinic assistant or
teacher are concerned that an infestation may be more widespread than one or
two students.  Please contact your clinic assistant for more detailed information.  

RID Lice Outbreak Support: 
TOLL FREE HOTLINE:  1-800-RID-LICE (1-800-743-5423)  Call to talk & answer
questions regarding head lice treatment. 

Clinic Contacts by Campus:

Jeannie Massong, [email protected]  **903-640-9251


Heather Lawson, BISD RN, [email protected]  **903-640-5730

I.W. Evans
Sandi Manson, [email protected] ** 903-640-5746

L.H. Rather
Sandi Manson, [email protected] **903-640-5763

Charmayne Scott, [email protected]  **903-583-5560

Sandi Manson, [email protected] **903-640-5763