Bracing for head lice season
Head lice and nit diagnoses tend to peak at back to school time - mainly because all those kids are getting their heads together again and sharing the pesky critters.
Any parent who has dealt with head lice and nits knows how annoying this problem can be - and most parents with children attending schools or group settings are likely to encounter it at some point.
Research has shown that head lice are becoming resistant to certain treatments and Harvard University research says phobia about head lice amongst parents might be contributing to head lice resistance.
Head lice is caused by a nearly invisible insect called Pediculus humanus capitis. The six-legged tiny critter is rarely seen and parents usually become aware of the infestation by finding the white eggs or nits in their child's hair near the scalp.
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- Treating nits and head lice
- Making sure your nit treatment has worked
- Head lice cures from real mums
- The cheap and cheerful hair conditioner cure
- Head lice facts
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- Lunchbox Nutrition
- Tips and advice for Parents
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