"There's a head lice paranoia out there," he said. "When parents see it, they panic. It's not a reason to panic. Some of the mothers need to get a hobby."
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Whether the infestation originated at home or at school, Dr. Cohen said, worrisome parents should rely on the wisdom and judgment of school nurses and pediatricians who are well-acquainted with lice and how to deal with infestation.