Cleaning your home is important
- Lice can live away from a human scalp for about 48 hours. So, it’s important to protect other family members and prevent your child from getting lice again.
- You should vacuum your carpet, rugs, furniture, car seats, and any other fabric-covered items that may have come into contact with your child’s head.
- Launder their bed linens and towels in hot water above 130° F.
Avoid sharing certain items
- To help prevent the spread of lice your child shouldn’t share hats, helmets, towels, brushes, combs, hair clips, or other items that may harbor lice.