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05 Sep 2007

lice
Hi

i'm a mom with 3 little one. My daughter's creche had a breakout of lice. We were told and I applied the recommended treatment...that was a 2 months ago. Since then, at least every second week I get told that they' found nits in my daughter's hair. every time I retreat...I've used about 3 diff types of treatments, and the expense & frustration is driving me up the wall. I've checked her hair and found 3 nits. She has long very thick hair so it's really a tiresome job checking every strand! But as soon as I think all is clear, they find a nit or two at the next check, even though they've never found lice. Pls can anyone recommend a treatment that's very effective, obviously I'm doing something very wrong!

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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

Please speak to your pharmacist about this problem and ask for Permethrin 1%. After each treatment always comb your child's hair with a special fine tooth comb which is also stocked by pharmacies.
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