What you may not know is that there have been some changes in how we manage the little critters these days.
How to detect lice?
The best way to find out if someone has head lice is by wet combing the hair.
- Wash hair and apply conditioner. Detangle with an ordinary comb.
- Using a detection comb (available from good pharmacies!), divide the hair into sections and comb all the way through to the ends of the hair.
- Work methodically through the hair, section by section until the whole head is examined.
- If you find live lice, remember to check all the heads in the house!
- Treatment options
Don't treat anyone "just in case"
Most of the head lice treatments available now contain dimeticone or isopropyl myrisate, rather than the traditional pesticides. They work by essentially suffocating and head lice until they die!
All of the treatment sare available in a variety of forms such as shampoos, sprays and lotions.
The staff at Barnton PHarmacy can advise you on which products are most suitable for your family and we may even be able to treat you free of charge under the minor ailments service,