Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sharon B | 2010/01/11

Q.

Head lice

My 3 yr old has head lice, but can' t see anything on my 5 year old, even though they share a brush &  everything else. Should I keep them home from school and treat both of them anyway and myself. Can I use a conditioner after using headlice shampoo to soften there hair &  blowdry it?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Only treat you child with the head lice. Follow the instructions very carefully.Do not use a conditioner after using the special shampoo. Your children should use separate brushes and be sure to carefully clean the hairbrush using boiling water and allow it to dry.

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