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Head Lice Treatment Guide

Head lice are a common problem for children and are increasingly becoming more difficult to treat. Learn to recognize and treat head lice in your kids.

Preventing and Avoiding Head Lice
Learn how to prevent and avoid head lice, which is especially important as head lice are getting more difficult to treat these days.

Find Head Lice
Learn how to find live head lice and nits on your child's hair, which can be important if you get a note home from school that head lice is going around your child's class.

Don't Panic - Your Kid Has Lice
Unfortunately, the first reaction for many parents in dealing with head lice is to panic. Panicking is not going to kill the head lice though and will likely lead to over-treatment and anxiety in your child who may be concerned that they have "bugs" in their hair. Learn how to treat head lice so that you don't panic if and when your kids get lice.

Head Lice Treatments for Kids
Learn the basics of diagnosing and treating kids with head lice infestations.

Parents Respond - Getting Diagnosed with Head Lice
How did you know your child had head lice? Did your child complain of itching? Did you see them? Or did you get a call from school about them? Share your story to help other parents know how to respond if they ever find themselves in the same situation.

Head Lice Pictures
View pictures of head lice and nits so that you can identify live lice on your child's hair and know when to treat your kids for head live infestations.

Head Lice Prevention
Review helpful head lice prevention steps to help your kids avoid head lice infestations.

Finding and Treating Head Lice
Review whether head lice might be causing a child to have an itchy scalp and white things attached to her hair.

Head Lice Home Remedies
Review the symptoms of head lice infestations and get information about some of the natural remedies and home remedies for treating head lice.

Head Lice Controversy
Review the controversy of the doctor whose expensive head lice treatment he promoted was actually found to be Cetaphil cleanser.

Head Lice Research and Updates
Review the latest research and advice fro the experts on diagnosing and treating head lice infestations.

Head Lice Picture
This magnified picture shows a louse emerging from a nit on the hair of this person infected with head lice.

Parenting Tips
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common issues and problems related to parenting a child with head lice. What works for you?

Head Lice - ADAM Health Encyclopedia
Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp. They can be spread by close contact with other people. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of head lice.

Nits Picture - ADAM Health Encyclopedia
A close-up picture of a nit, or head lice egg in a child's hair.

Frequently asked questions about headlice, including prevention and treatments, with pictures of headlice and nits to help you make the right diagnosis, and tips to treat resistant lice.

Lousology 101
Pictures of head lice and nits and tips to identify them on your child's scalp and hair.

Ten Tips for Head Lice & Nit Removal
Learn the best ways to remove lice and nits from your child's hair and scalp.

Head Lice - AAP Clinical Report
A clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that 'attempts to clarify issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and makes recommendations for dealing with head lice in the school setting.'

Head Lice Management Flow Chart
A scheme for managing presumed head louse infestations.

Managing Head Lice at School
Information on how to manage head lice infestations in schools from the Texas Department of State Health Services School Health Program.

Head Lice Infections
Learn the signs and symptoms, prevention, contagiousness, and treatment for head lice, including how to treat your home to kill lice and nits.

Head Lice Infestations
Fact sheets on head lice infestations, treating head lice, including the use of Malathion (Ovide), no-nit policies, and the management of head lice in the child care setting.

Head Lice Treatments for Children
Learn the symptoms of head lice in children, including scalp itching, and how to treat this common problem in kids.

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