Head Lice Information

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 hair 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 or GP for

advice regarding treatment.

For further information see:

http://www.nits.net/bugbusting

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

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Over the current school closure, please contact your child’s class teacher by email if you have any queries about online learning. If you have any other concerns, please contact Meg Snedden, Acting Head Teacher, using the following email: meg.snedden@highland.gov.uk

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