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What should be done at a daycare if head lice is found on a child?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Send the infested...: ...Child home immediately, with instructions to parents to have him/her treated asap. Arrange for the rest of the kids to be screened as soon as possible by someone who knows what to look for. Send home all pillows, sleeping pads, etc. To be laundered. Ask all parents to inspect their kids' heads daily for any signs of nits for the next couple of weeks.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of head lice in a child?

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Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Itching, or none: Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation. Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnosis is made by finding live lice and/or nits in the hair. To check for lice, use a very fine-toothed comb to comb through wet hair section by section, looking for nits and adult lice.

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