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Question:

Do I need to keep my child out of school if he/she has been treated for lice?

Answer:

No
MedHead Confidence Score: 10
Amount Saved: $400 lost employment wages post
Med-O-Meter

10

MedHead Message:

Schools adminstrators and nurses, please read this!! This is cruel and unusual punishment. Do NOT keep the child out of school until you can’t see nits anymore, They are stuck to the hair shaft! They should be treated and sent back to school the next day. Lice can only be transmitted by direct head to head contact. They may be transmissible by sharing combs, etc. but this hasn’t been proven. Please, change your lice policy immediately, and educate parents about lice.

References:

1. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/schools.htp 2. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/pediculosis-capitis?search=lice%20treatment%20children&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~86&usage_type=default&display_rank=1#H28 Accessed 5/30/2019. 3. Average wage of $25 per hour for 2 days staying home with child with lice

 

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