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Headlice

 

"Blaming anyone for having head lice is just wrong. 

It's like blaming trees for having birds in them."

 

This is a common problem in schools and information about headlice, and how to get rid of them, can easily be obtained from http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

Headlice can be removed by using a fine-toothed detector comb (bought at any chemist) and the wet combing method:

 

  • Wash the hair in the normal way with an ordinary shampoo.
  • Using lots of hair conditioner on the wet hair, comb through the hair from the roots with the fine-toothed comb.  Make sure the teeth of the comb slot into the hair at the roots with every stroke, and do this over a pale surface, such as a paper towel or the bath.
  • Clear the comb of lice between each stroke.
  • Wet lice find it difficult to escape and hair which is slippery from conditioner makes it hard for them to keep a grip – so removal with the comb is easier.
  • If you find any lice then repeat this routine every 2-3 days for 2 weeks, so that any lice emerging from eggs are removed before they spread.

 

Please help us keep them out of our school.

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