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What if the product leaks out of the cap?
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It is fine if the product leaks out of the cap. Just make sure that all the hair strands are completely saturated. This headlice treatment is safe enough to be used all over the body.


Head Lice Facts

  • The head louse is a miniscule greyish-brown insect about 2.5mm long which clings to hair and is usually found on the scalp.
  • Head lice dine on blood belonging to the host, which they get by eating through the scalp and digesting into their bodies.
  • After adult lice mate, the female lays eggs that are securely attached to hair close to the scalp and could be very difficult to get rid of.
  • After several days the infant head louse emerges out of the egg, leaving a shiny white empty eggshell (nit), which may be found anywhere along a strand of hair.
  • Infection with head lice is a very common infection in the UK, especially among school children as lice move from one head to another during direct head-to-head contact.
  • As lice are not able to jump, fly or hop they will only move to another individual by walking along strands of hair.
  • Children exchanging secrets at school or families at home engender head lice with the ideal point to travel from one head to the next.
  • Head lice seen on pillows, hats or chair backs are not in the process of transferring to another host - they have to be on a head of hair to be able to do so.
  • The myth that head lice are associated with inefficient hygiene is often put forward but is untrue as lice are just as likely to be present on clean or dirty hair.
  • Head lice should be seen as nothing more than an unpleasant inconvenience that can be treated, as they are completely removed in most cases.
  • Bites from head lice can be the cause of painful itching and irritation on the scalp, but these signs may not appear until as long as two months after the lice move in.
  • To discover head lice takes greater than merely parting the hair and scouring for nits, as the lice will move quickly into hiding.
  • The most successful routine to search for head lice and nits is to buy a specially designed detection (nit) comb from a pharmacy; this is a fine-toothed plastic comb with areas of less than 0.3mm.
  • Head lice nits could be destroyed by wet combing; simply wash hair and rinse with conditioner then, afterwards, rinse out the conditioner and examine hair again with the nit comb prior to drying.
  • It is vital that in a case of head lice you examine every other member of the family, including all adults who have close contact with the child.
  • You can work out when the lice first moved in by measuring how many centimetres from the scalp you find the nits: hair grows at around 1cm a month; so a nit 2cm from the scalp was laid approximately two months ago.
  • If head lice are identified it is essential to inform the school and parents of any other children who might have had head-to-head contact with your child so that other children can be examined for lice.
  • Head lice eggs may be difficult to kill because the treatment might not be able to get through the eggshell; you might need to repeat the treatment after seven days to kill any lice from eggs that survived the first application.
  • Head lice feast on the patients blood, and live upon our hair follicles; they nibble through the scalp to get the nutrients they need.
  • Head lice are a surprisingly regular infection even in the 21st century, and as they move around very rapidly will continue to be so.

Last update: 03:41 PM Sunday, March 29, 2009

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