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ERIC Number: ED357885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-880586-00-2
Keep Your Wits Not Your Nits: A Rational Approach to Head Lice from the National Pediculosis Association. Second Edition.
Altschuler, Deborah Z.; And Others
This booklet was intended to teach parents about head lice, which are small, wingless, crawling insects that feed on human blood. The booklet briefly discusses: (1) physical characteristics of lice; (2) ways of becoming infested with head lice, such as sharing combs; (3) nits, which are the eggs of lice; (4) the difference between nits and hair debris such as dandruff; (5) the use and dangers of lice-killing insecticide products; (6) additional actions that must be taken, such as washing all bedding and vacuuming rugs, when someone in the family is infested with lice; and (7) the necessity of notifying the child's school and other parents in the neighborhood when parents discover their child is infested with lice. (BC)
National Pediculosis Association, P.O. Box 149, Newton, MA 02161.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Pediculosis Association, Newton, MA.