What measures have been taken to reduce pediculosis (lice infestation) in schools?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Education has been shown to reduce the number of lice infestations in schools. "No nit" policies exclude many children from the classroom, but they have not been shown to reduce the number of louse infestations. [25] Schools with “no-nit” policies should be educated to abandon these policies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Association of Pediatrics, and National Association of School Nurses recommend discontinuation of these policies. [4]


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