What is Lyclear Treatment Shampoo?
Lyclear Treatment Shampoo is a one-step head lice treatment. The skin-friendly formula is up to 100 percent effective and kills head lice and eggs in 15 minutes whilst washing hair at the same time. The stress-free treatment can easily be incorporated into your child’s bathtime routine as it is easy to use, has a pleasant fragrance and is suitable for children over the age of 2.
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 head lice?
Lyclear Shampoo contains the active ingredient Osmolone® which is a hypertonic complex that kills head lice by suffocating and dehydrating them. As well as killing head lice and their eggs, the one-step formula also washes and conditions the hair, so there is no need to use traditional shampoo after use and lice combing is easier. As this product doesn’t contain any harsh pesticides, it is kind to skin and head lice are unlikely to develop a resistance to Lyclear Shampoo. This product is perfect for children as it can take as little as 15 minutes to kill head lice and has a pleasant smell.
How to use this product
Killing head lice with Lyclear is easy and can be achieved in just 4 simple steps.
Check dry hair, lock by lock for head lice using the included comb - ensure you clean the comb in lukewarm, soapy water during use to avoid re-infestation
Shake bottle and apply shampoo evenly onto dry hair - be sure to cover all the hair and scalp with a thick layer of product and massage well from root to tip, paying particular attention the neck and behind the ears and leave on the hair for 15 minutes
Before washing the hair comb thoroughly with the Lyclear anti-lice comb - to remove lice and their eggs
Add enough water to lather the product into a foam - rinse thoroughly and style the hair as usual
This product is suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes (mouth and nose) - if contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water and seek advice if irritation persists.
Do NOT swallow or use on irritated skin
Discontinue use if irritation occurs
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 product on children under the age of 2. Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to perfume or any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list). This product should not be used on broken or irritated skin.
Make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using 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
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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