By Wanda Smith, Family Nurse Practitioner
When head lice are found, they must be attacked by both the school and the home. Some tips recommended are: Parents need to rinse hair in half vinegar/half water solution (if there are no open sores on the scalp) prior to treating with Rid or Nix (Available Over the Counter). This helps to loosen the ‘glue’ of the Nit. Treat the hair for the recommended time only. Newer treatment options, that aren’t as toxic are available, i.e., Ulesfia from your Medical Provider with a Prescription.
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