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Nov

15

Head Lice Season

If you ask most parents, teachers, daycare providers, and other folks that are forced to deal with head lice on a regular basis, they’ll tell you that there are three primary “seasons” when head lice infestations are common. They are back-to-school in the fall, after winter break, and after spring break. This isn’t too surprising,

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Nov

7

Why It Used to Take So Long to Treat Head Lice

Traditional head lice treatment is a marathon, not a sprint. That’s because lice grow in three stages—egg (nit), nymph, and adult louse. Female adult lice lay eggs, which hatch in 7-10 days. The nymph phase takes another 10 days or so. This is a period where the lice are actively feeding (biting the scalp) but

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Oct

27

Watch Out for Head Lice from Halloween Costumes

One lice treatment clinic is seeing an increase in head lice cases, mainly due to kids trying on Halloween costumes. Trying on masks, hats, and wigs in stores that other kids have used may be a way for lice to spread, according to reports. “During Halloween, people try on clothes, costumes, masks, hats, then start

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Oct

24

School’s Out For Head Lice in Pennsylvania Town

School’s Out For Head Lice in Pennsylvania Town A grade school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was forced to close its doors due to an outbreak of head lice, according to Fox43 News. The school closed for two days in October to deal with the situation. Local pediatrician Dr. Naazneen Iqbal told the station that the lice

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