Stephanie Rowland, LVN
Mabank Schools are enforcing a “no nit” policy, which means that any student with nits will be sent home for treatment by parents. It is important to remember that all students are subject to compulsory attendance, so quick action is critical should your child become infected.
• Examine your child’s hair and scalp and other family members once each week.
• If lice or nits are discovered, use a lice killing treatment such as
“Nix”. Then you must “pick the nits”. Remove all of the nits by pulling,
picking, cutting and combing them out of the hair. Treatment must be
repeated in 7-10 days to be effective. One nit can reinfest your child’s
• Wash all clothing and bedding in extremely hot water if it has come
into contact with nits. Dry in a hot dryer. For non-washables, place in a
sealed plastic bag for 14 days.
• Thoroughly vacuum rugs, upholstered furniture, and car seats. Spray household furniture and beds with a lice control spray.
• Wash your hands and your child’s hands thoroughly, especially under
the nails. Watch for head scratching because it may be an early warning
• Never share combs, hair brushes, hats, barrettes, and other personal items.
By working together, we can eliminate the problem of lice in
our homes and schools. Please contact your child’s school if you have
any additional questions.
Prevention of Head Lice
310 E. Market St. | Mabank, Texas 75147
Phone: 903.880.1300 | Fax: 903.880.1303
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