Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 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. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition 11 essential superfoods for runners Medical Here's why more women are choosing breast reconstruction after mastectomy Lifestyle SEE: 10 of the best diet tips Medical New test may soon be available for diagnosing TB in kids Medical What happens to my body during an allergic reaction? Fitness The fastest way to build cycling endurance From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.