Do I need to throw away my child's mattress after lice?

Question

Is it necessary to get rid of child's mattress when head lice has been a problem?

Answer

No. All linens/bedding should be washed and dried on high heat for at least 30 minutes, and a thorough vacuum cleaning (be sure to focus on seams) should remove any lice or nits that have become detached from the hair.

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Head Lice