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Head lice

Although the lingering heat remains, the cool breezes in the morning and evening signal the approach of autumn. This is also the time of the year when summer fatigue can set in. Make sure to take the time to relax in a long bath and ensure you’re getting enough sleep to maintain your wellbeing. 

“Head lice”

Head lice are more common than you might think, and they easily spread through close head-to-head contact. They can also be transmitted through sharing items like bedding, towels and lockers. It’s important to understand that having head lice is not an indication of poor hygiene.

◉How to detect them
Since lice move quickly, it’s often easier to spot their eggs in the hair. To do this, part the hair and check the roots. The eggs are white and can resemble dandruff, but lice eggs cannot be removed simply by scratching them with your fingernail.

◉Measures to take
①Comb your hair thoroughly
Use a fine-tooth comb to remove the eggs.
②Use a special shampoo
Opt for a shampoo that contains insecticidal ingredients. Transmission often occurs within the family so we recommend that every family member use it.
③Clean your bedding regularly
If possible, wash your bedding every day. Since head lice are sensitive to heat, consider using a futon dryer.

As a precautionary measure, we do not lend out hats at school.
Just in case, we kindly request that you place a few spare bandanas in your child’s locker.