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Head lice are a common condition of childhood, it is important that children’s hair is checked on a weekly basis so they can be treated early. The best way is to use a good detection comb, with teeth no more than 0.3mm apart, wash the hair as usual and use conditioner. Once brushed through to remove tangles, use the detection comb to detect any lice. Do this in small sections coming from scalp to the end of the hair, between each strand wipe the comb on a piece of paper towel/kitchen roll to detect lice. If lice are detected you can obtain treatment at the pharmacist or continue to use the wet combing method above. You will need to repeat this treatment for a second time in 7 days and then continue to check hair every week from then on.