New best practice guidelines for tackling head lice
TREAT – This section provides you with information on the different treatment options available, as well as advice on effective application of treatments
There are FOUR principle types of head lice treatment:
The following information is extracted and adapted from the Stafford Report.
There is now strong evidence that the head lice population already has, and continues to, develop resistance to a number of chemical agents, particularly permethrin. In part, this is a result of inappropriate and overuse of these agents over a long period.
When advising a parent or carer on which treatment is best for their child, the following points should be taken into consideration: