Whether or not you’ve experienced head lice first-hand, we all share the same sentiment about it: hard pass. Unfortunately, we may not be able to avoid it.

According to a recent press release from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), head lice affects an estimated six to 12 million children ages three to 12 every year in the U.S. As with many things in life, though, educating yourself can help prevent it from ever happening in your own household.

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