The School Nurse Lice Battle Plan

Battle Day One

ATTACK #1 - USE A PEDICULICIDE (LICE SHAMPOO).

Some folks will shy away from this because of the concerns in using chemicals on either our children’s heads or our own heads. And, that is A-OK. You will want to follow the non-pediculicide / non-lice shampoo calendar.

This attack is the “one punch” that will kill of most all the lice (if not cure all together). If you are unsure of what Pediculicide (lice shampoo) to get, read the article regarding which lice shampoo is better.

Follow the directions on the packaging exactly. Do not deviate from the instructions. I do have some suggestions:

  1. Wash your hair with a good clarifying shampoo to remove the oil from the hair (unless contraindicated on the product’s label and instructions). Oil may “protect” the nit (lice egg) from the pediculicide (lice shampoo) and the bug may survive this initial treatment.
  2. DO NOT use a conditioner. Conditioners are designed to coat the hair. The “coating” may inadvertently “protect” a few of the older nits that are hatch-ready.

Newsletter

RID VS NIX

RID contains pyrethrum and NIX contains permethrin. But what does that mean? Is one better than the other at killing lice and what about all those eggs?

THE BATTLE PLAN

You’ve found lice on a head in your home. WHAT THE HECK!? Okay, don’t sweat. You’ve got this. Read this LICE BATTLE PLAN and get them bugs gone!!

ALL ABOUT LICE

Learn more about lice. You have an 2-3% chance of lice coming into your home this year. The more you know about these pests the better prepared you’ll be.

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