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Heath Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

Farmington Press - 9/12/2017

(HealthDay News) -- Head lice infections are common among school-age children, but with the proper treatment, you can get rid of both the bugs and their nits (eggs).

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

Remove clothing before starting the treatment to prevent staining from the chemicals.Apply the treatment according to the product's label instructions. You may need to use two bottles if the infected person has a lot of hair.Do not shampoo before treatment or for 1 to 2 days after treatment.After application, comb remaining lice out of the hair shafts using a fine-toothed nit comb.Check hair after 8 to 12 hours and retreat if necessary.Re-check daily for at least a week to ensure there is not a reinfestation.


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