LiceDoctors Reports Spike in Incidence of Head Lice in Harrisburg

LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Service has been contacted by several families in Harrisburg who are dealing with a lice outbreak in the schools. LiceDoctors advises parents to avoid chemical treatments as lice have mutated and are resistent to these products.

Harrisburg, PA, October 18, 2017 --( A lice outbreak in Harrisburg has caused an elementary school to close for two days. The Foose School closed on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 and 13. The district released this statement: "Due to the recent outbreak of head lice in the students at Foose School, Harrisburg School District officials will close school (at Foose only) on Thursday and Friday – October 12 and 13, 2017.

"While school is closed, District and school administrators will continue to issue bilingual communication in writing, via School Messenger calls and face to face conversations to request the help and hands-on engagement of parents and families to combat this issue and ensure that lice and nits are not spread.
To further assist parents and families with understanding the seriousness of this outbreak and how to address it, the District has scheduled parent education sessions with medical and lice experts on Thursday at 11:00 am and Friday at 4:00 pm at Foose School, located at 1301 Sycamore Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104."

According to Karen Sokoloff, owner of LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Service, "We have seen a number of families from this area. We know how overwhelming it can be for families who are facing head lice and urge you to stay away from lice chemicals. They are often ineffective as he lice have developed an immunity. Parents apply the chemicals and assume that their child is done with the case. It becomes apparent in a few weeks that the case is still active and the child has unwittingly reintroduced lice to the school."
Wendy Beck