Tuesday, July 27, 2010

AAP Suggests Scratching "No Nit" Policies

  
American Academy of Pediatrics updates protocols for diagnosis and treatment of head lice:

"No healthy child should be excluded from or miss school because of head lice, and no-nit policies for return to school should be abandoned."

SCATS ~~ As a parent, I could not disagree more!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unless the research now shows that head lice are no longer easily spread, it would seem prudent to remove sources of the lice from school. What has changed? Would we let someone with TB or chickenpox attend school?

SCATS said...

To 10:46AM ~~ Although I don't agree with their position on this, the AAP is saying that lice require head-to-head contact to be transmitted. TB, chicken pox, etc. are transmitted by other less easily restricted means, like through a cough, sneeze or touch.

Anonymous said...

This is a pretty lousy topic.....

Anonymous said...

And all AAP guys know for a fact that kids never are close enough to each other for heads to be touching. never in Gym class. never upside down on the playground. And they never share hats or or brushes.

Anonymous said...

So something HAS changed. It used to be that contact with clothing was all that was required to spread it.

Anonymous said...

Costumes, masks, combs and brushes should all be made contraband in the schools.

Anonymous said...

4:16 good idea but maybe ranaletta and wager etc would be upset. Their productions are quite glitzy.