Forestdale Health Office

Kristina Diggin BSN, RN, NCSN
Office: 781-397-1508
Fax: 781-388-0898
Email: kdiggin@maldenps.org

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM

Please feel free to call anytime with questions or concerns about your child.

*Kindly inform the nurse if there has been any changes in your child’s medications or medical condition. Please send in a copy of your child’s updated physical exam so we may update his/her record.

Lice Information

Below are some resources about lice, including treatment options and prevention techniques, from the Centers for Disease Control and MuskegonHealth.net. The latter has instructions for an oil-based treatment.

The CDC does not recommend using this treatment as an alternative to a specialized shampoo but possibly in conjunction with a shampoo.

Some who object to the insecticide in the shampoos or for whom no shampoo has proven effective have seen success with the oil-based treatment.

No matter what treatment is used the most essential steps are the systematic removal of every nit and repeating the treatment in 7-10 days (see instructions for specifics).