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HEAD LICE:

FOCUS ON FACTS, NOT MYTHS

Your guide to knowing the facts about head lice, and some tips to help prevent the spread of head lice

Head lice are unwelcome visitors with the potential to turn your whole household upside down. But before you imagine the worst, it may help to separate the facts from the myths about head lice. We will also offer some practical advice to help keep head lice from spreading.

Head Lice Overview


This is what adult head lice look like.

What head lice look like: 6-legged, grayish-white insects about the size of a sesame seed.2

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This is what adult head lice look like from the front.

How head lice spread: Typically through head-to-head contact. Rarely, through contact with a shared item like a hat, helmet, scarf, or pillow. Head lice do not jump or fly.2

Head lice leave shiny nit (egg) casings attached to hair.

How long head lice live on the head: Up to 30 days after they reach adulthood. Lice do not infest furniture or carpets. Lice don’t live very long off the head, as they need blood to survive.2

Here’s a photomicrograph of a newly hatched head louse, also called a nymph.

How long it takes for head lice eggs (nits) to hatch: About 8 or 9 days. Nits are often mistaken for dandruff.2

How to check for head lice

Why it is a good idea to consult your doctor: 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, so consider getting the doctor’s advice early on.3

References: 1. Data on file. Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Frequently asked questions (FAQs). http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen-info/faqs.html. Accessed April 25, 2016. 3. West DP. Head lice treatment costs and the impact on managed care. Am J Manag Care. 2004;10(suppl 9):S277-S282.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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.

Please see the full Prescribing Information for Sklice Lotion.