If your community is experiencing an outbreak, there are things you can do to prevent your children from bringing it home.
- Perform twice weekly head checks with a good solid stainless steel nit comb
- Use a repellent product, peppermint is an effective lice repellent (as is citronella).
- Keep boys' hair trimmed neatly (take THAT Justin Bieber!!) and girls hair pulled back in a single ponytail high on the head or low in the back. Braids and buns are even better!
- Recognize that despite your best efforts, your family may still experience head lice and that it is not due to a personal failure on your part.
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