Health blogger Katie Brind'Amour explains that lice's resistance to common anti-lice drugs is the most common reason treatment fails.
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Not to pit nits, but your kids could be bringing home more than homework from class. What to do if you find unwanted visitors have hitched a ride on your child's scalp.
“Dear Parents/Guardians: Your child may have been exposed to head lice at school. The entire class has had their heads checked for the presence of lice and students were referred for treatment as needed.” Of all the letters sent home from my daughter’s school, this is the letter I dread the most. We’ve seen it a couple of times since kindergarten, and it always strikes fear into my heart. It also makes me feel as if things are crawling on me. And, I start itching. It only takes a few minutes after reading the notification before Maggie is sitting under a bright light and I am hysterically combing through her hair. But each time a letter arrived home, we escaped the experience. Until last spring. Maggie was home with the flu and I was …