Head Lice


Head lice are small parasitic insects that spend their entire life on their host. The human head louse has specifically adapted itself to live in the environment of human head hair, and under normal conditions, cannot survive anywhere else.

Our Advice
  • Treatment should only be carried out where a live louse is found.
  • Liquids (water-based treatment) should be used for patients with asthma or sensitive skin.
  • Conditioner should be applied to hair after treatment and hair combed through with a nit comb to remove the eggs.
  • Detection combing should be carried out regularly to ensure lice are detected early.
  • Every member of the family should be checked thoroughly for head lice, not just those believed to be infected.
  • If you require more information, please speak to member of the pharmacy staff.