Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

Get the support and information you need for your behavior, development and health related questions.

For more information:
Health and Parenting Health Center
Raising fit Kids

Includes Expert Content
Has Your Child Ever Had Lice? Vent Here!
avatar
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
September is Head Lice Awareness Month!

Gross factor aside, lice can spread quickly through schools if not recognized and treated quickly. Spotting a small, white speck in your child's itchy head may cause panic.

See these resources to find out more about managing an outbreak -

Has your school or your family struggled with lice? Do you have any tips to share for managing an outbreak?

Elizabeth
Reply
 
avatar
Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
There's a Head Lice Awareness month? Yikes!

These links may also help:

http://pediatricinsider.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/lice/

http://www.pedsforparents.com/articles/4156.shtml
 
avatar
JoeJoe45565 responded:
Nix worked for us.

Read the instructions and don't panic. Just get used to a lot of time lost washing clothes and coming hair.


Health Insurance in Your State

Learn about plans, benefits, and costs in your state's Marketplace.

From WebMD

Helpful Tips

Toddlers and Calcium
Toddlers need calcium for healthy bones/teeth. 700 mg/day = 2-3 eight oz glasses of milk but also in other food/fortified sources as well. ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Expert Blog

Child Health 411 - Ari Brown, MD

Educated parents are empowered parents! Get clear answers to your parenting questions from Dr. Ari Brown...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.