Lice, as well as nits, are considered one of the most worrying problems that can affect the head of children. School or college is the place where lice proliferate the most, due to the large number of children who concentrate.
To avoid a lice infestation, outbreak or epidemic in schools, it is necessary that the parents of the students are also involved in this. For this, it is advisable that both teachers and parents adopt some measures and care to prevent pediculosis among schoolchildren.
1- It is extremely important that educators present students with a complete information on lice, that is, how they are spread, what symptoms indicate a lice infestation, and what should the child do if he finds a lice on his head or on the head of a classmate.
2- When a case of lice is detected, it is advisable that the school management inform the parents of the affected child immediately, so that they adopt the pertinent measures to eliminate the lice and nits that your child may have.
3- Prevent clothing, that is to say, hats and caps, hats, scarves, headbands, coats, sports uniforms ... that children usually hang on the classroom hangers, are in direct contact. Lice do not fly or jump, but they walk quickly from one element to another.
4- Children should be advised to do not share combs or brushes, or hairpins, or hats or caps, no coat, towels, etc. A single child with lice can infect many other children.
5- If there are cases of lice at school, ask the children to avoid head-to-head contact, that girls wear their hair up and boys keep their hair as short as possible.
6- Watch and increase hygiene measures both in the classroom as well as in the hallways, swimming pools and other school facilities. Outside of the human body, lice can survive for up to 48 hours, even in pool water.
7- It is necessary to demystify that lice are related to poor hygiene in children. It is advisable toclarify to the children that lice do not distinguish social class, skin color, or hygiene status. Lice only need human warmth and blood to survive and reproduce.
8- Children should be advised to don't forget to brush your hair every day, before going to school.
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