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Head Lice

While children are at school or in any other group situation, many families will have contact with head lice. Treatment lotions are available from chemists and some types can also be found in supermarkets.

children's facesFor more information on this topic see the Victorian Government Health Information website.


Whether you call them lice, nits or pediculosis, it makes no difference in their choice of hosts. Regular inspection of school children's heads is the most reliable method of controlling head lice Infestation.

Head lice are a community problem, which can be minimised only if everyone takes responsibility. Even if you apply the correct lotion, unless all nits (eggs) are removed, you cannot guarantee that all the eggs have been killed.

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