What every parent should know about head lice

Lice 백설공주 더빙 다운로드! Yuck. But head lice are a common problem amongst kids, and it’s important to do a regular check for them. Sit your child under a bright light, separate their hair into sections and look for nits, or eggs at the roots of the hair.

How do kids get head lice?

Head lice are spread from one person to the other by close personal contact, so if your child has them, it’s important to clean anything that may have had contact with them. This includes:

  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Bed sheets
  • Blankets
  • Hats, scarves and beanies
  • Clothes and carpets

Non-washable items should be sealed in plastic bags for several weeks or thrown away.

Getting rid of head lice

1. Find the problem

Sit your child under a bright light, separate the hair into sections and begin to look for nits, or eggs. These are usually situated on the root of the hair follicle.

2. Wash their hair

If you find lice or nits, wash your child’s hair immediately with a shampoo that is designed to deal with the problem. Be sure to stick to the instructions, such as leaving the lathered shampoo on your child’s head for a few minutes before rinsing it off.

3. Use a specially designed comb

Special shampoos for getting rid of lice usually include a fine comb to be used to remove lice and the nits. Make sure you comb from the scalp, downwards.

4. Do not wash hair after initial treatment

It is recommended that you don’t wash the hair for approximately 7 to 10 days after the initial hair treatment. This is to allow the medicine in the shampoo to keep working. The treatment needs to be repeated to remove the remaining nits and lice that may have hatched.

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5. Avoid lice-killing sprays

Don’t use lice-killing sprays as these may cause more harm.

If the child, or person with the head lice, still has the problem weeks after treatment, this indicates that the shampoo was ineffective. The person would need to consult a dermatologist for advice and extra treatment.