How to stop lice spreading through Halloween costumes

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Kansas City, MO (KCTV / CBS Newspath) -- Lice are easily passed and this time of year doctors say they see an increase due to Halloween costume shopping.

Halloween stores have an entire wall of masks, wigs and hats to try on, but think about how many people tried them on before you?

Experts recommend putting a costume or wig in a sealed plastic bag for 48 hours before wearing it to kill lice.

You can also put dryer friendly items in the dryer on high for 45 minutes before wearing them.

Or, wear a swim cap or wig cap when trying masks and other items on.