Don’t panic! Anyone can catch head lice, and it is not due to poor personal hygiene. Most children catch it at school or daycare. Children over age 2 should be treated with over-the-counter Nix and can return to daycare/school the following day. We do not recommend treating other family members unless head lice are seen.
If your child has not responded to over-the-counter treatment (Don’t worry -- this is rare!), an office visit is required for prescription treatment, so please call in the morning to schedule an appointment.