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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

Head Lice

There has been a recent outbreak of head lice and we would like to remind you how to detect and treat these creatures:

 

Detection: Adult lice are usually pale in colour, the size of a sesame seed and live very close to the scalp. They have six legs and walk from one person to another when there is head to head contact.

 

Eggs are cream/brown in colour and the size of a sugar grain. Nits are empty cases, white in colour and stick to the hair. Head lice do not cause any serious health problems, but if left untreated the lice will cause the scalp to itch and the lice may be passed on to other people. Head lice infection is present if an actual living, moving louse is found.

 

Treatment: Twice weekly combing with a nit comb will help to prevent infestation developing.

Comb your hair in the normal way every day and follow the wet combing method twice a week. Wash hair and leave wet, but not dripping; Massage a generous amount of conditioner into the hair; Comb hair to get rid of any tangles; Use a nit comb to comb through the hair in sections; Comb from the roots, ensuring that the comb touches the scalp to hair end; Any lice found should be removed after each stroke of the comb by wiping the comb on a clean tissue; Finish combing and rinse hair;

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
  • Email: adminoffice@claypoleprimary.org
  • Phone: 01636 626268
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