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Doctors warn people of head lice in Halloween masks

Doctors warn people of head lice in Halloween masks

A warning for anyone trying on a Halloween mask or wig at a store. It's really not a health hazard.

With Halloweeen just around the corner, parents should be on the look out for lice in Halloween costumes.

According to reports, doctors see a spike in head lice cases this time of year. "And a lot of people don't give much thought into the fact that several people could've tried it on before them", Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Cherie Sexton told the station.

If you do manage to get head lice from trying on a Frankenstein mask or Pennywise costume, pediatrician Wendy Swanson says the best bet is treatment with over-the-counter shampoos and extracting the lice with a very fine comb.

Just make sure it's dryer safe.

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You can also put a costume into a sealed plastic bag for 48-hours before wearing it to kill lice.

One other suggestion, medical professionals say you can always wear a swim cap if you're trying on wigs or hats for any occasion. The tiny pest can only last for 48 hours without oxygen.

Throw dryer-friendly costumes into the dryer for 45 minutes before wearing them.

If you act fast or guard against it well, your trick or treater can have fun and not bring home more than just candy.


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