Head Lice Information for Health Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Head Lice Information for Health Professionals

Links to information about head lice and their control. The CDC and AAP links provide a range of over-the-counter and prescription treatment options. Populations of head lice that are resistant to over-the-counter products are known to occur in Minnesota.

  • AAP: Head Lice
    This article originally appeared in The Journal of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); May 2015.

  • CDC: Parasites – Lice – Head Lice
    General information about the parasite including epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Infectious Diseases in Childcare Settings and Schools Manual
    This manual provides additional information on infectious diseases in childcare and school settings, including disease specific fact sheets for childcare agencies and schools. Communicable disease fact sheets on head lice are available in English, Somali, and Spanish.

  • EPA: About Lice and Their Control
    Basic information about the parasite and treatment tips from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

  • NASN: Head Lice Management in the School Setting
    A position statement on head lice from the National Association of School Nurses; January 2016.
    • Lice Lessons
      An educational initiative to help school nurses and parents in the battle against head lice; October 2017.
Updated Monday, 04-May-2020 10:15:33 CDT