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Head Lice

Anyone can get head lice. Having head lice does not mean a person is unclean or lives in a dirty home. While they are a nuisance, head lice do not spread disease or cause illness.

Head lice spread easily, especially when there is close contact. Head lice is common in school aged children and child care settings. Treatment for head lice should only be done if live lice are found. It is very likely that others in the home may have head lice if one person does. Check everyone in the home on the same day as those with lice are treated. There are many products and ways to treat head lice.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have young children, it is recommended that you speak with your health care provider or pharmacist prior to using any treatment products.


Caring for Kids – Head Lice English / Francais

MotherToBaby – Lice and Scabies

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