ERIC Number: ED423023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Head Lice to Dead Lice: Safe Solutions for Frantic Families. A New Treatment Program To Address Persistent Head Lice Infestations. [Videotape].
Sawyer Mac Productions, Weston, MA.
Head lice affect over 10 million Americans each year. Noting that head lice are becoming resistant to conventional pediculicide (insecticide) treatments, this video combines live action and animation to education parents, children, and health professionals about the use of olive oil for successfully preventing and getting rid of head lice. The 15-minute video first describes the nature and life cycle of lice. It then details a five-step plan: (1) use a pediculicide shampoo; (2) leave olive oil on hair for 8 hours to smother any remaining lice and ease nit removal; (3) clean environment by soaking combs and brushes, vacuuming furniture, and laundering clothes and bedding; (4) comb out nits, then shampoo; and (5) check for nits on dry hair, then repeat oil treatment every 4 days for next 3 weeks. The video concludes by urging parents who find head lice on their children not to be embarrassed but to pass the word along to help stop infestation. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Communicable Diseases, Hygiene, Medical Services, Parent Role, Prevention, Public Health
Sawyer Mac Productions, Media for the Public Interest, 80 Ash Street, Weston, MA 02193; phone: 617-647-5338; fax: 617-864-3445; e-mail: SawyerMac@aol.com (15-minute VHS video, $19.95).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sawyer Mac Productions, Weston, MA.