We talked with one parent who says she realized it was a big problem when she went searching for the medicine that kills lice and couldn't find it.
Her children are in the Pulaski County Special School District. When the nurse called and said her children had lice, she says she wasn't prepared.
"I just figured if it's bad enough that 2 out of 4 stores I go to have absolutely nothing on their shelves, I said someone needs to know," she said.
Treating lice can be bothersome, but it's easy to do. Get an over-the-counter shampoo that will kill the lice. Be sure it has a comb with it so you can comb out the nits. Re-check your child in seven- to ten days. Also, wash all clothes, stuffed animals and bedding.