Health Announcement

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements

Head Lice are a common problem in school aged children.  They can’t be prevented, but regular checking ensures early detection and treatment if necessary.  Parents and carers should check their children’s head once a week during their washing.  You need your usual shampoo, conditioner, and a detection comb – ask your local pharmacist to recommend a suitable one.  Remember that you are looking for living moving lice, the only evidence that your child is infected.

If you find a living louse, ask your local pharmacist, school nurse, health visitor of GP for advice regarding treatment.

For further information see:

http://www.nits.net/bugbusting

http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk – search on head lice