The first step in treating head lice is getting a proper diagnosis.
Tips on How to Beat Head Lice
The first step in treating head lice is getting a proper diagnosis. Head lice move quickly and avoid light, so they can be hard to see and misdiagnosis is common. Therefore, if you think your child may have head lice, you should contact a school nurse or other healthcare provider.
Resistance to some OTC head lice treatments has been reported, possibly due to misuse. The prevalence of resistance is not known.
Re-infestation–getting head lice again after treatment–is also possible. Head-to-head contact with someone who has head lice is the most common way to get head lice, so all household members and others in close contact with someone who has head lice should be checked. Those with evidence of an active infestation should be treated.
If you cannot seem to get rid of the head lice, a school nurse or other healthcare provider can help provide ongoing support and identify treatment options.