Head Lice Myths and Realities 8/9/16

Posted at 4:28 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 04:28:56-04

According to the CDC, millions of children between the ages of 3 and 11 contract head lice each year.1 For many parents, that means it’s not a matter of if, but rather when it might happen to their child.Contracting head lice is beyond a mild inconvenience; it becomes an all-encompassing physical, emotional and financial burden.


As parents prepare for another busy school year – the time when head lice tends to make an appearance – now is the perfect time to have a plan of action against this childhood nuisance. Starting a conversation with a health care provider before the school year begins may help parents to alleviate the huge impact a common condition like head lice can have on their households.