OMG! My Kid Has Lice! Don't Panic: Here's Our Complete Freakout-Free Guide to Getting Rid of It

Yes, lice is a major headache and a little creepy -- but you can handle it. Here's the scoop on what it is, how to treat it, and how to prevent it from coming back. (16 Photos)

Kelly Grant on Aug 25, 2011 at 11:58AM

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OMG! My Kid Has Lice! Don't Panic: Here's Our Complete Freakout-Free Guide to Getting Rid of It

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Check with your school to learn their position regarding head lice. Many schools and daycares regularly screen for it at the beginning of the year as well as after vacations and holiday breaks and will promptly send kids home if a case is discovered. You should suspend play dates and sleepovers for a few days and let those who’ve recently been to your house know about it so that they can be on the lookout for head lice in their family.

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