How long is my child's case of head lice contagious?

Your child's head lice are no longer contagious after lice shampoo treatment has been applied. Although there is a chance that some nits could remain on the hair, the nits themselves are not contagious. Children may return to school or childcare after the lice shampoo treatment is performed.

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