HEAD LICE FACTS

Are you sure you know the facts of lice?

There are a lot of common misconceptions about head lice. In fact, misconceptions are almost as common as head lice themselves.

Here are some facts:

  • Studies show that head lice are becoming resistant to some treatments. Some parents end up self-treating head lice up to 5 times before seeking professional care.

  • Head lice are yellowish-white insects that are about the size of a sesame seed.
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  • They spread through head-to-head contact.

  • Lice need human blood to live. In fact, head lice that are left on your blankets or pillows may die within 48 hours without a human host to feed on.

  • It takes about 8 or 9 days for head lice nits (eggs) to hatch.

  • An itchy scalp is the most common symptom of head lice. But not everyone with head lice gets itchy – itchiness happens only in people who are allergic to head lice saliva.

  • Pets don't get head lice and spread them to people.

Mayonnaise vs head lice

There is no strong evidence to confirm mayonnaise, petroleum jelly, or olive oil will work as effectively as head lice treatments.


Let's ground this head lice myth

Lice don't have wings, therefore they cannot fly. They also don't
hop or jump. But they can crawl quickly! The buildup of static electricity
from brushing dry hair can launch a louse right off your head.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SKLICE LOTION:

The most common side effects from Sklice Lotion include eye redness or soreness, eye irritation, dandruff, dry skin, and burning sensation of the skin.

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INDICATION:

Sklice Lotion is a prescription medication for topical use on the hair and scalp only, for treatment of head lice in people 6 months of age and older.

ADJUNCTIVE MEASURES:

Sklice Lotion should be used in the context of an overall lice management program.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SKLICE LOTION

Indication:

Sklice Lotion is a prescription medication for topical use on the hair and scalp only, for treatment of head lice in people 6 months of age and older.

Adjunctive Measures:

Sklice Lotion should be used in the context of an overall lice management program:

  • Wash (in hot water) or dry-clean all recently worn clothing, hats, used bedding, and towels.

  • Wash personal care items such as combs, brushes, and hair clips in hot water.

A fine-tooth comb or special nit comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits.

BEFORE USING SKLICE LOTION, TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD:

  • have any skin conditions or sensitivities

  • have any other medical conditions

  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Sklice Lotion can harm your unborn baby.

  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Sklice Lotion passes into your breast milk.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SKLICE LOTION:

To prevent accidental ingestion, adult supervision is required for pediatric application. Avoid contact with eyes.

The most common side effects from Sklice Lotion include eye redness or soreness, eye irritation, dandruff, dry skin, and burning sensation of the skin.

Talk with your doctor if you or your child have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SKLICE LOTION:

The most common side effects from Sklice Lotion include eye redness or soreness, eye irritation, dandruff, dry skin, and burning sensation of the skin.

Click here to see the full Prescribing Information for Sklice Lotion.

INDICATION:

Sklice Lotion is a prescription medication for topical use on the hair and scalp only, for treatment of head lice in people 6 months of age and older.

ADJUNCTIVE MEASURES:

Sklice Lotion should be used in the context of an overall lice management program.

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