Every year, 6 to 12 million school-age children get head lice.
Close, head-to-head contact is the primary way head lice are spread. It has nothing to do with poor hygiene or an unclean home environment.
The most common symptom of head lice is an itchy scalp, especially behind ears and at the nape of the neck.
There are a variety of treatments for lice such as shampoos and cream rinses.
These products are available in most stores and are safe and effective if you follow the manufacturer’s directions.