Who to turn to
999 - Emergency
Head Lice is another common childhood condition, which many parents dread due to its persistent nature.
Want to know how to effectively check for nits and head lice? Watch this video for further information.
It can be hard to diagnose visually, but a lot easier to spot via detection combing. Learn about how to effectively diagnose your child’s Head Lice via detection combing here.
How is Head Lice treated?
Regular and thorough treatment is key to treating Head Lice.
Wet combing, lotions and sprays are all viable treatment options.
Learn more about treating Head Lice here.
You do not need to see your GP for treatment for Head Lice. Your pharmacist will be able to recommend an over-the-counter lotion or spray and give you advice about how to use it correctly.
Things to remember
Head lice are very common, "it's thought that up to one in three children in the UK may get head lice at some point during the year." (Reference, NHS.UK. February 2016)
The itching experienced by your child is NOT caused by the head lice biting the scalp. It is caused by an allergy to them.
Word from our GP
“Remember that even if playground tales state otherwise, head lice can't fly, jump or swim.
They are spread by direct head-to-head contact!"