Itchy Head? Think Head Lice.



With colder weather fast approaching and everyone back in school, we are likely to see the return of head lice.

Some helpful tips to avoid head lice including:

  • Do not share head gear such as hats, scarves, and combs
  • Avoid head to head contact
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If someone has head lice:boy scratching his head

  • Wash combs, brushes, bed linen, clothing and towels in hot water
  • Dry clothing, linen and towels using the hottest cycle of your dryer
  • Use a head lice shampoo recommended by a pharmacist and follow the instructions carefully
  • Re-shampoo in 7-10 days
  • Check all family members daily to make sure the head lice has not spread to them

For more information please contact us at 519.355.1071 ext 5902


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