How can you tell if your child has head lice?

Are you worried that your child may have head lice? Don’t despair. It can happen to anyone, and these little creatures are easy to deal with. But first of all you will need to be certain that head lice are actually the problem. Itchiness is certainly the first sign. Is your child scratching its head a lot? Run a detection comb over the scalp and through the hair when dry.

Step 1: the detection comb

It is important to use a fine-toothed detection comb. Search for lice one lock at a time, paying particular attention behind the ears and around the nape of the neck. This is where head lice tend to lay their eggs.

Step 2: prevent infestation

Have you searched your child’s hair with the detection comb? Don’t forget to clean the comb afterwards. Use tepid soapy water to prevent  further infestation .

Step 3: does your child have lice in their hair? Let’s get rid!

Found lice with the detection comb? Time for swift and efficient action. Elimax® is extremely effective on nits and live lice. Don’t waste time in starting the treatment. Head lice reproduce at an alarming rate. And don’t forget to tell the school about the infestation.

Elimax kills nits and head lice and keeps new infestations at bay. Available from your pharmacist.

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