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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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Sep 17, 2015|
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