Nurse's Advice

About Lice

What can you do to prevent lice from spreading?

  • Do not let kids share any clothing, especially hats and hair accessories
  • Do not let children lay down with their heads close together.
  • If you see a child itching their head, send them to the nurse to be checked.
  • If you want me to check your head, I'm happy to do so.

Prompt treatment for lice is advised. Over the counter lice medication can be toxic. Please see attached handout for non-toxic lice treatment.

Abigail Leavitt, RN

School Nurse

South Portland High School

Kaler Elementary School

Nurse Notes 9-20-16