Unfortunately there is no way of preventing head lice, but it can be easily managed. There are a few steps parents can take to help reduce them spreading. The earlier the head lice are detected the better.
It is estimated that one in ten children suffer from head lice at any one time with 80% of head lice infestations occurring in children between the ages of 4 and 16. The first sign that there are head lice present is usually an itchy head but older children and adults may not experience any itching.