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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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Welcome to

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

HEADLICE REMINDER

HEAD LICE

 

WHAT ARE HEAD LICE?

Head Lice are tiny insects that live close to the scalp where the female louse lays her eggs. They stay glued to the hair, so as the hair grows they move further from the scalp. When the eggs hatch the empty egg cases (known as nits) remain attached to the hair. You will be able to see these more easily than the lice.

 

HOW DO WE CATCH THEM?

The only way is by touching heads with someone who has lice. This may be an adult or a child. Head lice are happy to live on any scalp whether the hair is clean or dirty, long or short.

 

HOW CAN I HELP PREVENT THEM?

Check your children’s hair weekly for any signs of head lice (perhaps after hair washing). Combing with a fine toothcomb at bedtime helps prevent the spread of head lice.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE HEAD LICE?

Do not feel ashamed or embarrassed – anyone can catch them.

 

Ask your Pharmacist or Doctor for the recommended treatment (ordinary shampoos will not kill the lice) and follow the instructions carefully.

 

Tell your Pharmacist or Doctor if anyone to be treated is

  • A child under 3 years of age
  • Has Asthma
  • Has a skin condition affecting the scalp
  • Is breast feeding
  • Is pregnant

 

Make sure that everyone who is infected is treated.

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