Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: HORRIFIED MOTHER | 2009-07-17

Q.

LICE

JUST FOUND OUT MY 3 YEAR OLD GOT LICE AT HER CRECHE! WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO TREAT IT AND DO I HAVE TO WASH ALL HER BEDDING? DO I AS WELL AS MY HUSBAND NEED TREATMENT?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The main thing is to wash your daughter's hair with special lice shampoo such as Gambex. Ask your pharnacist about this.Do not use this treatment more than once. At the same time get a special fine comb to use after washing her hair. You should wash her bedding especially the pillow slips and iron them with a hot iron.Lice are usually spread from one child to another.I hope that the creche is dealing with this problem correctly.You and your husband do not need treatment but watch out of any sign of lice especially if your scalp starts to itch.

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