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Head Lice

Unfortunately, back to school may mean back to worrying about head lice. Personal hygiene and cleanliness have nothing to do with the risk of getting head lice, and head lice don't carry bacterial or viral diseases. These obnoxious pests spread by close person-to-person contact, which is why they are more common in children due to head-to-head contact during play time. Itching on the scalp, neck and ears is the most common symptom. Check with your doctor to be sure that you or your child has an active head lice infestation before beginning treatment. Treatment for head lice and nits (eggs) include prescription and over-the-counter creme rinses and lotions. If you’re not sure which treatment is best for you, talk to our pharmacist today.



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