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Treating Head Lice

It’s not always possible to prevent lice, but here are

some tips for spotting them early!

  • Once a week take a peek! – Check your child’s head regularly with a fine-toothed detection comb
  • If you spot lice check the rest of the family and treat all infected head’s at the same time
  • Avoid head-to-head contact and sharing brushes/combs with infected people
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Treatment

The most effective way to treat lice:

  • Use a detection comb in wet, well-conditioned hair making sure you get all the hair, root to end! Repeat this every 3-4 days for 2 weeks to be certain all the lice have been caught
  • Medicated lotions/sprays are another option
    • make sure you follow instructions carefully and only use after a definite sighting of live lice!

Important to Remember!

  • Head lice are tiny brown insects, nits are brown or white eggs that lice lay in the hair
  • The most common age for kids to get them is between 4 and 11, so be vigilant with checking
  • Symptoms are not always present – don’t use this as an indicator of lice
  • If your child is persistently catching lice you should seek further advice from a health professional
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Further Information and Advice available at:


Public Health England information on head lice is available at

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/head-lice-pediculosis


NHS information on headlice is available at

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Important to Remember!

  • Head lice are tiny brown insects, nits are brown or white eggs that lice lay in the hair
  • The most common age for kids to get them is between 4 and 11, so be vigilant with checking
  • Symptoms are not always present – don’t use this as an indicator of lice
  • If your child is persistently catching lice you should seek further advice from a health professional
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Source: Whitehouse

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