If you are feeling
stressed because of
a head lice infestation, contact a school nurse or other healthcare provider.
Other Ways Your Healthcare Provider or School Nurse Can Help
Most people have negative reactions to a diagnosis of head lice, including embarrassment, anxiety, anger, frustration and/or guilt. Many people mistakenly associate head lice with lack of cleanliness, poverty, and/or poor parenting.
Parents and caregivers have reported experiencing stress as soon as an infestation is diagnosed and continuing throughout treatment.
If you are feeling stressed because of a head lice infestation, contacting a school nurse or other healthcare provider may help. Healthcare providers can share treatment information and provide confidential support.