Sources of possible infestation (bedding, furniture, hats,
clothing, combs and brushes) must be disinfected by laundering/dry
cleaning, or sometimes discarding entirely. Items that cannot be
run through the dryer (i.e stuffed animals and toys) can be placed
in a sealed plastic bag for 10-14 days, and hair care items should
be soaked in hot water for 15 minutes. A thorough vacuuming will
get rid of lice or egg shells that are left behind.
Teach your child to avoid sharing combs, hair accessories and
hats. If your child has been infested with head lice, report it to
their school immediately so other children attending will be less
likely to have an infestation themselves.
See our head lice prevention tips
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