What You Need to Know About Your School’s Lice Policy

With every school district, there are different rules and regulations concerning a lice infestation. Some are stricter than others, and some will be more adamant about treatment, so it’s important to know what your family can expect if your child comes home with uninvited head guests.

If you don’t know much about your school district’s lice policy, here are the top three questions you need to ask. 

1.When are parents alerted about the first signs of a lice infestation?

More often than not, parents are notified of a lice infestation as soon as a case appears. States like Texas require the school nurse to alert the parents of the affected child within two days, and send an official notice out to other parents. To ensure you will be notified appropriately, find out what your school’s policy is.

2. Does my child have to stay home from school if they have lice?

In most states, having lice is not considered a public threat because they do not carry diseases and are not dangerous to the health of others. Therefore, a child will not be prevented from attending class because they have lice. While the parents will be notified and encouraged to seek treatment immediately, it is actually up to the parents to decide if the child will stay home until they are completely lice-free.

However, some states and local private schools may have quite different policies, so it’s worth asking to find out.

3. What is the school doing to educate students and parents about lice?

The spread of lice in schools can be most effectively prevented by students and teachers. As a result, it’s important that there be some level of education about lice within the school. This will lessen the risk of an infestation and keep students safer.

Sometimes, a school will work with a professional lice removal service to recommend quick treatment and thorough education. If you live in the North Texas area, Lice Lifters Treatment Centers can provide both of those things. If your child comes home with lice, book an emergency appointment with them. The experienced technicians will use their all-natural killing agent to eradicate the buggers once and for all. One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

To schedule an appointment or speak to a lice technician, call Lice Lifters Treatment Centers today at 972-960-4858(Frisco).

Telltale Signs of a Lice Infestation

Head lice are tiny. Most are the size of a sesame seed, and even though they cause itching and irritation, you might not notice them right away. In order to clamp down on an infestation right from the start, you’ll need to be aware of the early warning signs.

Here are the top signs and symptoms of lice being present on the head. If you notice any of the following, you’ll need to schedule an emergency removal appointment ASAP.

  • Repeated tickling feelings on the scalp. After lice gain access to a person’s head, they crawl around feeding on human blood. This activity can certainly cause quite a bit of itchiness, and in most cases, this is the first thing people notice.
  • Red bumps appearing on the neck, shoulders, and head. The lice cause more than that expected scratchy feeling. They can also leave small red bite marks across the area where they’re present. Depending on how long the lice have been present, these red bumps can appear all over the head and neck area.
  • Problems sleeping at night. Even if the itchiness doesn’t seem bad during the day, the head lice might be keeping the affected person up at night with their crawling and munching. If your kid or kiddos seem sleep-deprived, conduct an immediate head check for a possible lice infestation.
  • Obvious sores appearing on a person’s scalp. Occasionally, people develop ugly sores on their scalp. This is due to bacteria making its way into the bites left behind by lice. These sores can feel raw and gross, and should be treated effectively.

To eradicate lice quickly and effectively, Lice Lifters Treatment Centers uses an all-natural killing agent that contains no nasty chemicals or pesticides. They also give clients an at-home follow-up treatment that ensures any and all lice are gone for good. One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

The sooner you notice the signs of an infestation and seek treatment, the better. To schedule an emergency removal appointment or speak to a lice technician, call Lice Lifters Treatment Centers today at 972-805-1308 (Frisco).