If your child has headlice it is important to check the whole family by wet combing. Children can attend school with headlice however they must be being treated to stop it spreading. It is important for families to get into a routine of checking the whole family’s hair regularly. NHS Choices offers useful information about headlice. We also have an information guide for parents.
If your child has threadworm please start treatment as soon as possible, however they are able to continue to attend school. A pharmacist will be able to advise you on the most appropriate treatment for your family, or you may wish to discuss this with your GP.
You will need to take additional hygiene measures at home to prevent it spreading and to reduce the chance of reinfection. NHS Choices offers useful information about threadworm. Please inform your child’s class teacher so that they are also able to take additional hygiene measures in school.
Tick bites and Lyme disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks can be found in some heath and woodland areas. They feed off of the blood from mammals to survive. Tick bites often go unnoticed and the tick can remain feeding for several days before dropping off. The longer the tick is in place, the higher the risk of it passing on the infection. NHS Choices offers useful information on how to reduce the risk of infection