The beginning of the school year brings the excitement of new classes, seeing old friends again, new school clothes and lice? Unfortunately, this is all too common of a situation. There are three main types of lice: head, body, and pubic lice.
The lice names signify their location of habitation. People contract head lice through close head-to-head contact or exchanging or using hair grooming items. School age children are the most popular hosts for head lice because they have more close head-to-head contact than adults.
Girls commonly have more incidences of head lice than boys perhaps due to their long hair, hairbrushes and combs, barrettes, and their eagerness to trade these items with friends.