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WHAT ARE LICE?

LICE ARE SMALL GRAYISH-WHITE INSECTS;1/16 TO 1/8 INCHES LONG-SHAPED LIKE FOOTBALL.THEY DON'T USUALLY CARRY DISEASE,BUT CAN CAUSE YOUR CHILD AND FAMILY DISCONFORT,STRESS AND SOMETIMES SKIN IRRITATION.

THE SPREAD OF HEAD LICE CAN BE CONTROLLED WITH PROMPT DIAGNOSIS AND EFFECTIVE PREVENTIVE TREATMENT.

THE FIRST THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF LICE IS TO DISCUSS THE SUBJECT OPENLY WITH YOUR FAMILY.LICE CAN AFFECT ANYONE,REGARLESS OF BACKGROUND OR HYGIENE AND IF EVERYONE KNOWS WHATS GOING ON,THE RISK OF INFESTATION IS CUT IN HALF.

LICE CANNOT FLY OR JUMP AND THEY ARE NORMALLY TRANFERRED DURING DIRECT HEAD TO HEAD CONTACT.

REMIND YOUR CHILDREN TO BE AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS AND NOT TO SHARE ITEMS THAT TOUCH THEIR HEAD,LIKE HATS AND HEADPHONES AND HEAD BANDS,ETC...

CHECK YOUR CHILDS HAIR FOR EVIDANCE OF HEAD LICE.IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR CHILD HAS LICE PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHOOL NURSE.

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT HEADLICE CONSULT YOUR FAMLIY PHYSICIAN, A LOCAL PHARMCIST. OR SCHOOL NURSE FOR RECOMMENDATIONS.

LICE SHIELD PRODUCTS ARE GENTLE ENOUGH FOR EVERY USE ON KIDS OF ALL AGES,AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE WHERE PARENTS USUALLY SHOP FOR THEIR KIDS' HAIR CARE PRODUCTS,INCLUDING CHAINS LIKE CVS, WALGREENS AND WALMART.