How to Help Prevent Head Lice

Any person with hair on their head can ‘catch’ head lice by direct head-to-head contact with another person who already has head lice. Casual contact, such as merely brushing up against someone else’s hair, is not likely to give you head lice. Cleaning the home or bathing frequently won’t prevent or get rid of head lice.

Preventing head lice is best accomplished simply by properly treating those who already have head lice. If you or your child suffers from an itchy scalp, look carefully for head lice (see the page: How to Check for Lice). Talk to a medical professional or pharmacist for suggestions on how to treat, and consider using LiceMD® products to eliminate head lice.