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

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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I had found two children that go to the daycare center that have head lice can I get it and if they are not to cloes to me?

Avoid transfer agent. Living lice are somewhat stealth in their activities.They are hard to see and often get hung up in brushes, combs, scarves and hats and transfer to others who may borrow them.In a day care setting, any bedding that may be used for naps may be contaminated, so inspect and avoid them.Tossing them in a dryer for a cycle will kill them. Read more...

What could cause a child to get head lice a few months after getting rid of it?

Re-exposure... Of course, some of the commercial and even prescription pediculocides (lice medicines) require 2 separate applications given about a week apart. Just make sure to follow your doctor's directions or the directions on the bottle, and remind your little one to not share caps/hats/bandanas or combs/brushes with other children. Read more...
Reinfection. If truly gone the 1st time, only reinfection causes reoccurance. Remember there is no immunity built up to lice. Read more...

Will insurance pay for treatments for head lice? Will my insurance pay for any kind of treatments associated with head lice for my child? .

Varies. Insurers may or not cover specific types of medications depending on what is written in the policy contract. Some will cover various medications at different co-pay levels depending on their type.Those policies with drug coverage often have a preferred list.Some exclude any medication that can be obtained over the counter. Read more...