Lice are a common problem, especially in elementary schools. A number of members have expressed concern about repeated lice infestations. Particularly members have been concerned about the chemicals used to treat lice. According to the Fraser Health website, only the following non-chemical option is an effective treatment.
Wet combing is based on the life cycle of lice. It focuses on removing the live lice and does not require removing nits from the head. Combing treatments are done every 3 – 4 days over a two week period – to break the life cycle of the lice by removing them before they are fully grown and able to spread or lay eggs.
This option is safe for infants and pregnant women. Re-infestation can occur – consult your local health unit if you need more options.