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Author archives: Jessica Eddowes



No Nits Bad for Families and Schools

While just uttering the word “lice” can invoke a psychosomatic head scratch, experts are recommending that we learn to keep calm when confronted with a head lice outbreak. In recent years both the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that schools abandon so-called “no-nit” policies, which ban

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Myths Don’t Treat Head Lice

A myth is defined as, “1) a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events; 2) a widely held but false belief or idea.” When it comes to head lice, the second definition of myth is a big

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New Medical Device Kills Lice in 90 minutes

There are two significant problems with traditional approaches to head-lice treatment. First, it takes a long time; and second, success is never guaranteed. That’s a tough combination for parents, teachers, nurses and anyone else involved in the lice-removal process. Whether using over-the-counter (OTC) products or home remedies, the same problems remain. Neither, if successful at

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Medical Device Treatment For Lice

According the section 201(h) of the FDA’s Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic (FD&C), a medical device is: “An instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory which is: Recognized in the official National Formulary, or the United States Pharmacopoeia, or any supplement

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