Head LiceHow can I get rid of head lice?
Try to be sure that what you see is actually a nit (egg) or live head lice. If you aren't sure, you can come to the Public Health office during 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to have a public health nurse check to see if it is lice or something else.
If you or your loved one has head lice, then you need to check all family members or others who have been in contact with the person who has head lice.
Only people that have nits or lice should be treated. Follow directions on the head lice treatment very carefully. It is usually recommended to do two treatments approximately one week apart. Continue to pick nits and check for nits up to three weeks after the treatment is completed.
You should check with your doctor about head lice treatments that contain pyrethrin products if you have an allergy to ragweed or chrysanthenum.
Breastfeeding women and children under two shold be seen by a doctor before using any head lice treatment.
To pick nits, you need to use a bright light or sun light over the head so you can see them. You also need a lot of patience.
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Lice AdviceDo you have free head lice shampoo?
No, we do not supply free head lice shampoo.