Head Lice. What are Head Lice?. Insects that live and reproduce on your head Head lice feed on blood from your scalp Head Lice are a common nuisance, and are not considered a health hazard. Who can get Head Lice?. Anyone who has close head-to-head contact with someone who has head lice
1. Before applying treatment, shampoo child’s hair over a sink with regular shampoo – do not use conditioner or combination shampoo/conditioner
- many products require you to damp-dry the hair with a towel or blow dryer.
2. Wear plastic or rubber gloves to avoid unnecessary exposure to treatment product.
- wrap a towel tightly over the child’s eyes to protect them
3. Apply the head lice product according to product directions.
- timing is important - if the product is rinsed off too soon, head lice and nits may not be killed. If left on too long, there is unneeded product exposure.
4. Rinse child’s hair under tap, not in shower or bath, to minimize product exposure on the rest of the body.
- wash your hands well after using product
- do not re-wash hair for several days after treatment
Please note that information abouthead lice
varies among sources
Contact Health Line at 519-271-7600 ext 267. Listowel area residents call 1-877-271-7348 ext 267.
Or visit www.pdhu.on.ca.