A Kid Scratches His Head…Now What
A KID SCRATCHES HIS HEAD……NOW WHAT???
So, what do you do If you are in class and one of your students is itching?
- take a look at the child’s head for nits or lice eggs
- check the “hotspots” first
- -above the ears
- -crown of hair
- -nape of neck
- If you find lice on a girl put her hair up or back.
- Don’t allow child to be head to head with any students! Most lice are passed through head to head contact.
- Make sure you sent child to the office to contact parents.
- Make sure to check each student for signs of head lice. Head lice is contagious head to head and can easily pass quickly through the classroom.
Lice Nits are oval shaped and are laid ¼ inch from the scalp. They are beige to brown in color. They will not move easily off the hair, but need to be pinched with nails and slid off hair. Familiarize yourself with pictures of lice so you can identify on the hair.