Updated on June 25, 2020
Clarksville-Montgomery County schools do not specify whether they adhere to no-nit policies, but students will be checked prior to re-admission to school. Please contact your child's school nurse for more information on their specific lice policy.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAD LICE INFESTATION?
- Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair. o Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites. o Irritability, especially at night.
- Sores on the head caused by scratching.
HOW DO YOU GET HEAD LICE?
- Head to head contact with an already infested person. Contact (touching, especially head to head contact) is common during play and at home or school (slumber parties, sport activities, at camp, and on the playground).
- By wearing infested items, such as hats, coats, scarves, sports uniforms, or hair ornaments.
- By using infested combs, brushes, or towels.
- By putting your head on a bed, pillow, carpet, upholstered seat, or stuffed animal that has recently been in contact with
- an infested person.
SCHOOL HEAD LICE MANAGEMENT
- Space child so they are not touching. Avoid head to head contact.
- Spread resting mats/towels out so they are not touching.
- Have children hang coats and hats separately, or put them in backpacks. Do not pile coats on the floor. o Instruct children not to share combs, brushes, hair bows, hats, coats, or clothing.
- Students that are seen scratching head (numerous times), send to the clinic.
- Head lice screening(s) by school nurse per Health Services protocol (HEA-F023a).
- http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/treatment.html - CDC recommendation for treatment
- http://lacetoleather.com/ridlice.html - Natural alternative remedies
- It is important to follow the instructions included with any lice treatment.
- With any lice treatment, it is important to comb through the hair with a nit comb and remove all live lice and nits.
Regardless of the treatment used to eliminate the head lice, students found to have lice must be brought to school by a parent/guardian to be checked/rechecked prior to re-admission to school.
If you find that your child has head lice, help can be in the way. LiceDoctors makes house calls so that your child can be treated in privacy. Call today in Clarksville and surrounding areas at 615-953-0047. Your child need not miss school because of head lice!