What is Vamousse Preventative Shampoo?
Vamousse Preventative Shampoo is a treatment that works to prevent a potential head lice infestation. It is ideal to be used when there is a high risk of a potential infestation, such as at school or at a gathering with a number of children present. The active ingredient in this shampoo is isopropyl myristate. This ingredient works by removing the wax off the exoskeleton of the lice. This causes dehydration.
What causes a head lice infestation?
A head lice infestation will be caused by coming into contact with someone who is already affected. Close contact, particularly the head, will likely pass some lice from one person to another. This is common with children at school, which is why they are most likely to be affected. Sharing items such as a comb or a brush can lead to the spread of head lice, as can hats and headphones too. Bad hygiene and dirty hair are not causes for any infestation, though they can make it worse.
Who is this shampoo suitable for?
This shampoo is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 2 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the shampoo. Anyone who is using any other treatment should consult a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this shampoo?
Someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional before using this shampoo.
How should Vamousse Preventative Shampoo be used?
Use this shampoo as you would a normal shampoo. Apply to the scalp and massage it in thoroughly. Leave it in for 3 minutes before rinsing out.
Are there any side effects?
Any side effect will most likely be caused by an allergic reaction. If you notice a side effect, stop using this shampoo and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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
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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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- Isopropyl Myristate
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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