Tip of the Week – Lice

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Did you know there are different types of lice infestations? Each type will need a specific treatment.

Head and Pubic Lice – patients will need an over-the-counter medicated cream, lotion or shampoo to treat.

Body Lice – lice can lay eggs and live in the seams of a patients clothing. They can be found on a patients skin when they are feeding, however bathing and clean clothes can help remove them from the body. To kill the lice living in the clothing patients will need to wash the affected cloths in hot water for a minimum of 5 minutes.

To learn more about lice and their treatment check out these links:

Lice Treatment Overview – MyHealthAlberta

Head Lice and How to Treat Them – Alberta Health Services

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