This resource is only a guide and does not provide medical advice,
diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or ignore professional medical
advice because of something you have read on a website. If you think you
may have a medical emergency, call your child’s doctor, dial 911 or take
her directly to the hospital Emergency Room (ER). The word “doctor”
indicates your child’s designated primary health care professional, not
necessarily an MD.
To make sure condition is actually from lice, follow this procedure from the CDC.
- Intense itching
- Red bumps on scalp, neck, shoulders, and behind ears
Primarily preschool and school-age
- Very common among children in day care or preschool
- Highly contagious: perform daily hair checks for eggs and lice if child has been exposed
- Wash all linens, hairbrushes, combs and anything else that touches your family’s heads