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How to keep head lice at bay.

THERE'S no need to be embarrassed if your child has nits or head lice.

These tiny wingless insects are spread by headto-head contact and are very common among primary children, affecting anyone, no matter how clean their hair.

| Check your child's head |for lice and nits (the eggs) every week. Nits are white, tiny and tend to be laid close to the roots.

| After washing, system-|atically comb the hair through while wet using a special fine-toothed nit and lice comb. You'll need to do this at least every four days to clear the lice as they hatch.

ask your pharmacist |for the newer silicone and oil-based preparations as lice tend to be resistant to the traditional insecticides.

Don't forget the rest of |the family. If one child has nits, everyone else is at risk.


check |for head lice on your children every week

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 17, 2015
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