Those pesky head lice

Head lice

Head lice are small parasitic insects that live by clinging onto hair and feeding from scalps.

In general, head lice are harmless as they do not carry or spread other diseases, but they are annoying and can be hard to get rid of.

Head lice spread easily through close head-to-head contact with other people. They are common in children aged three to 11 years, who can then pass them on to family and friends before anyone realises.

What to do about head lice

If someone in your household has head lice, don’t share combs, hats or hair accessories.

Today, the two most common head lice treatment methods are wet combing and chemical treatment. Visit your local Life Pharmacy and speak with your Pharmacist who can recommend a comb and product that’s right for your family


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