Lice!

  • Never Share Combs

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    Never share combs, hairbrushes and/or hair accessories.
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  • Never Share Outerwear

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    Never share outerwear including hats, scarves, coats, hoodies, etc.
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  • When going to a movie theater

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    When sitting in a movie theater, plane, train, or bus seat, lay some plastic down first to avoid contact with lice ridden seats.
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  • Brush your car seats

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    Brush your car seats regularly with a lint remover (especially if you know children in your area have had lice in recent weeks).
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  • Place clothes in a hot dryer

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    Put all of your children's belongings in a hot dryer for at least 20 minutes after every sleepover or overnight camp experience.
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  • Ponytails and French braids

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    Keep long hair in French braids and ponytails during a lice outbreak. The best way to prevent getting lice is to avoid head to head contact, so do what you can to avoid hair from flying around.
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  • Previously worn clothing

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    When getting clothes from a used clothing store (or even your school's lost and found), be sure to put the items in a hot dryer for at least 20 minutes before using them.
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  • Hats

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    Avoid trying on hats in stores! Don't share baseball helmets or other sporting supplies if at all possible.
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  • Precautionary Measures

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    Be Proactive! Watch for nits, especially during high-peak lice time (spring/summer and right after school goes back in session each fall or when temperatures reach 75-99 degrees).
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  • Don't re-infect yourself

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    Be sure to treat all sofas, rugs, bed linens and coats when an infestation does occur to eliminate re-infecting yourself.
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