Superdrug reports surge in head lice treatment sales as UK parents urged to check children | Manchester Evening News

Superdrug has issued a warning to parents across the UK as cases of head lice are on the rise. The high-street chemist has reported a 121% spike in sales of its head lice treatment spray.

With summer around the corner and the weather becoming increasingly warmer, mums and dads are urged to check their children’s’ hair often. Head lice is prevalent around this time of year as warmer weather triggers infestations, Superdrug says.

Head lice is most common among children, but their families can catch it too. The NHS and Niamh McMillan, Superdrug’s Pharmacy Superintendent, have shared advice on how to prevent and treat head lice during the summer months.

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What are head lice and how are they caused?

Head lice are often caused by dirty hair. The pesky insects are picked up by head-to-head contact. They live in hair and lay eggs in the hair near to the scalp.

The lice can make your head feel itchy. The only way to be sure someone has head lice is by finding live lice.

What to do if your child has head lice

You should take action against head lice as soon as you notice them. You have can treat head lice without needing to consult a GP.

Ensure that you thoroughly examine all individuals you reside with or have frequent contact with. Promptly initiate treatment for anyone who is found to have head lice. There’s no need to keep your child off school if they have head lice.


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