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09 February 2016

Don't let lice go to your head

Every school has a lice epidemic at some or other time, so chances are good that your child might be affected in one way or another. Here's how to deal with it. Take action: Rest assured that personal hygiene and socio-economic status have nothing to do with head lice. Head lice are simply a nuisance affecting many children, but they are not known to cause any physical harm or pain. The most common lice treatment is over-the-counter or prescription shampoos or lotions that must be applied to the scalp, left on for a specified time and then rinsed off. Often a fine-toothed comb is also needed to remove nits (lice eggs) to prevent further infestation. Ask your pharmacist for a treatment recommendation.

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