What is Lyclear Creme Rinse?
Lycear Creme Rinse is head lice treatment that works by killing head lice and their eggs. Head lice can be a troublesome pest, especially for children as they can be easily spread from person to person in places such as schools. Lyclear contains the active ingredient Permethrin which is an effective insectiside that can stop infestations and prevent spreading. The easy-to-use formula is simple to apply and can kill head lice and their eggs in 10 minutes.
What are head lice?
Head lice are tiny insects that can live in hair and feed on the blood from the scalp. If you catch head lice, they may make your scalp itchy and uncomfortable and due to their tiny size, they can be difficult to spot, until you have quite a few of them.. Although they are a nuisance, they do not pose a serious problem and are easily treated. Head lice and nits are common problem, especially for young children and their families as they are easily spread through head to head contact. Adult head lice typically grow to around 3mm in length and a typical infestation would consist of around 30 head lice, however it is possible to have more than 1000 lice in your hair, if the infestation is severe.
How do head lice spread?
It is a common misconception that head lice can only be found in hair that is dirty, but this simply isn’t true. Anyone can have a head lice infestation, but they’re more commonly found in young children, especially those who have long hair. Head lice can’t jump, fly or swim, so they can only spread through direct head-to-head contact with a person who has an infestation. It can take only half a minute for a head louse to crawl from one head to another. It is extremely unlikely to catch head lice from sharing objects such as hats, brushes, combs or pillows as head lice can’t survive for long once they are removed from your head as they no longer have a food supply and die.
What is the difference between head lice and nits?
Head lice multiply by attaching eggs to your hair with a glue-like substance, which the females excrete as they lay the eggs. Head lice eggs can hatch within a week and leave behind the empty white egg cases which are called nits. If you see nits in your hair, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you still have an active head lice infestation (live head lice in your hair), as the empty egg cases can remain stuck in your hair after the lice have been removed.
How does Lyclear treat headlice?
Lyclear contains the active ingredients Permethrin which belongs to a group of medicines called pyrethroids. It is an insecticide that is commonly used in a variety of ways to control insects and infestations. Permethrin affects insects when they either come into contact with it or eat it. It kills them by attacking the nervous system which causes muscle spasms, paralysis and death. Permethrin is toxic to insects as they cannot break it down as larger organisms like dogs and humans. Lyclear kills the head lice and their eggs to prevent them from multiplying and allows you to comb them out of your hair and get rid of the infestation.
How to use this product
Using Lyclear to treat head lice is a simple process and can be included in your child’s bathtime routine.
Shampoo the hair with a mild shampoo - avoid shampoos that are combined with conditioners or medicated shampoo
Rinse thoroughly and dry the hair with a towel - do not dry with hair dryer as the hair needs to remain damp before applying the product
Shake the bottle thoroughly and saturate the hair, roots and scalp with the product - work Lyclear methodically through the hair, ensuring you pay particular attention to the areas behind the ears and the nape of the neck
Leave Lyclear Creme Rinse on the hair for 10 minutes - leaving Lyclear on the hair for longer or less than 10 minutes will NOT achieve better results
Rinse thoroughly with water - after the final rinse and whilst the hair is still wet, use the comb that is included with the pack to remove the lice and eggs
Comb the hair in sections - work from the roots to the ends of the hair to ensure all areas are covered
One pack of Lyclear Creme Rinse is usually enough to treat one person with shoulder length hair of an average thickness. You may need to use a little more if the hair is particularly thick or long to ensure all of the hair and scalp is treated, but it is unlikely that you will need more than 2 bottles per application. If lice are still found after 7-10 days of treatment with permethrin, repeat the treatment. If lice are found after 14-20 days, seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist for alternative treatment options. If one member of a family is affected by head lice, it is important to check the rest of the family as the lice may have spread. Only those who have an active lice infestation within the family need to be treated.
How to avoid catching head lice
Unfortunately there is nothing that can really be done to prevent head lice infestations. It is not recommended to use head lice removal products or medicated lotions to prevent head lice as they can be harsh on your hair and scalp and cause irritation. However there are many things you can do to prevent head lice from spreading including:
Treating the lice as soon as you identify them
Wet combing and using lice removal products
Avoiding head to head contact
Avoid scratching your head as this can lead to infection
If your child has head lice, ensure you inform the school or anywhere where they could have had head to head contact with other children
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT use this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you are allergic to chrysanthemums or other compositae. Do NOT use this product on newborns and children under 6 months of age unless instructed to do so by a doctor. Using this product on children up to 3 years of age should only be administered under close medical supervision. It is not recommended to use this product if you are pregnant and you should seek medical advice before using this product if you are breast-feeding. Always read the label BEFORE using any medicated product or medicine, including this product.
Like all medicines Lyclear Creme Rinse may cause some side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Skin irritation, redness or a rash may occur occasionally, however side effects are not common and are usually mild. If you experience any discomfort, such as tingling, prickling or burning sensation, discontinue use immediately.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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Active substances: Permethrin (1% w/w)
Other ingredients: 20% w/w isopropanol, stearalkonium chloride, cetyl alcohol, ceteth-10 (polyoxyl 10 cetyl ether), hydroxyethylcellulose, hydrolysed animal protein, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), balsam fir canada, propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), fragrance 06.070, propylene glycol, sunset yellow (E110), anhydrous citric acid and purified water
What Are Nits and Head Lice?
Is your child itching away at their head like there’s no tomorrow? Are you tired of telling them to stop scratching their scalp?
Well don’t just assume that they’re being overly dramatic about a little itching, because they could be suffering with head lice!
Yes, those little lice could be making your head a home right now, so let’s take a look at what you can do to evict them before they invite all of their little lousy friends over for a party.
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