HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - According to Dr. Bonnie Lohrbach, there are 6 to 12 million cases of head lice a year.
The first step is prevention. Do not share clothing like hats, coats, scarves or hair barrettes.
There are over the counter medicines to help treat the spread. You must also wash all clothes and linens that come into contact with the lice.
See your doctor if you are not sure what type of medicine to get for your child or if symptoms continue after treatment.