No parent wants to receive that phone call from the school nurse notifying them that their child has lice.
And yet every year in the United States alone, as many as 12 million children are infested with head lice.
Head lice can make many parents anxious. And yet despite being highly contagious (not to mention extremely inconvenient), head lice are not harmful and won’t pose a health hazard to your child.
To understand how to treat and prevent lice, it helps to know more about these annoying parasites.