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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a healthy child should not be kept home because of head lice. It recommends that a child remain in class but avoid head contact with others. After treatment, dead eggs may remain in a child's hair until they are removed.

 

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American Academy of Pediatrics.

Center for Disease Control.

Food and Drug Administration.

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