Dear Parents and Carers,
We are scratching our heads with how to solve the head lice issue!
WE NEED YOUR HELP THIS WEEKEND!
Over the long weekend we ask every parents/carer to check their child’s hair for head lice, in fact we’d love you to make this a regular routine. We have had reported cases of head lice in 2 year levels and we would love to stamp head lice our before they spread.
It would be terrific if we could make a collective effort to control these resilient creatures.
Using conditioner is a cheap and effective way to help find head lice in your child’s hair. Conditioner does not kill head lice, but it stuns them for about 20 minutes, so they cannot move around or hang onto the hair. This method gives you time to comb through the hair with a lice comb and determine if your child has head lice and begin a treatment method of your choice..
Research shows that carers should not go to great lengths to treat bedding or the environment, as lice cannot live off the scalp for more that 24hrs, simply washing pillowcases, hats, etc will suffice.
Please do not hesitate to talk to Nurse Kate if you have any questions or concerns.