Lyclear Creme Rinse Twin Pack 2x59ml
- Effective head lice treatment
- 10 minute application
- Contains fine comb
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Lyclear creme rinse is a treatment for head lice, which contains the active ingredient premethrin.
Lyclear has a double action against head lice, by attacking both head lice and their eggs.
What are head lice?
Head lice are tiny grey/black insects which live in the hair. Nits as they are commonly known are yellow/white eggs cases which the lice hatch from. These attach to the hair. The lice feed from the blood in the scalp and lay eggs. These eggs then hatch and grown into adult lice within around 7-10 days.
Who gets head lice?
Head lice are most common in children, however anyone can catch them. It makes no difference whether the hair is clean or dirty. Head lice are usually spread by head to head contact with someone who is infected. The lice cannot jump or fly, they can simply walk from one persons head to another if in close enough contact. They can occasionally be spread by sharing a hairbrush or hair accessories with a person who is infected, but they cannot survive for any length of time away from the scalp.
What are the symptoms of head lice?
Head lice can make the scalp feel itchy or like there is something moving in the head. The itching is a result of the lice biting the scalp and the reaction can cause an itch. They generally don’t cause any other problems. Occasionally they cause a rash on the scalp which may become infected, but this is very rare.
Can head lice be prevented?
The only way that head lice can be prevented is by avoiding head to head contact with an infected person. It is almost impossible to completely avoid getting them. It is advised that people with long hair that may be exposed to infected people, should keep their hair tied back. This will make it more difficult for the lice to move from one person’s hair to another. This is important, for example, in children. It is also important to perform “wet combing”see below), once weekly on a person who may be exposed to head lice, for example, school children or adults who work closely with children.
What is detection combing?
Detection combing is a method of combing the hair to check for lice. If this is done regularly, head lice can be found early and treatment can be commenced straight away.
Detection combs are special fine-toothed plastic combs that you can buy from your local pharmacy or from our site. A comb with flat-faced teeth and a tooth spacing of 0.2-0.3mm is best.
Wet hair method
Wash the hair with your normal shampoo.
Rinse out the shampoo and put on lots of your normal conditioner.
Comb the hair with a normal comb to get rid of tangles.
When the hair is untangled, switch to a detection comb.
Slot the teeth of the detection comb into the hair at the roots so it is touching the scalp.
Draw the detection comb through to the tips of the hair.
Make sure that all parts of the hair are combed by working around the head.
Check the comb for lice after each stroke. A magnifying glass may help.
If you see any lice, clean the comb by wiping it on a tissue or rinse it before the next stroke.
After the whole head has been combed, rinse out the conditioner.
Repeat the combing procedure in the wet hair to check for any lice that might have been missed the first time.
Dry Hair method
Use an ordinary, wide-toothed comb to straighten and untangle the hair
Once the comb moves freely through the hair without dragging, switch to the louse detection comb
Make sure the teeth of the comb slot into the hair at the roots, with the edge of the teeth lightly touching the scalp
Draw the comb down from the crown to the ends of the hair with every stroke
Look for lice as the comb is drawn through the hair. If you see a louse, trap it against the face of the comb with your thumb to stop if being repelled by static electricity
Comb each section of hair 3 or 4 times before moving on to the next section, until the whole head has been combed through
- Like all medicines Lyclear Creme Rinse may have some possible side-effects.
- Occasionally skin irritation, redness or rash may occur. However side-effects are not
common and when they occur they are usually mild and cannot always be distinguished
from the head lice infestation itself.
- Frequency not known: sensations on the skin (paraesthesia) such as tingling, pricking,
skin burning sensation
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
For the fast effective treatment of head lice and their eggs.
1. Shampoo with a mild (non-conditioning) shampoo, rinse thoroughly and towel dry.
2. Shake bottle thoroughly, apply sufficient Lyclear Creme Rinse to saturate the hair and scalp, particularly behind the ears and around the nape of the neck. It is advisable to use the full bottle.
3. Leave on hair for 10 minutes, then rinse and dry.
4. After the final rinse and while the hair is still wet a fine toothed comb may be used to remove lice and eggs.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
For precautionary reasons, you should not use Lyclear
Creme Rinse during pregnancy unless your doctor advises you to do so. As with all medicines,
if you are breast feeding, consult your doctor before using lyclear Creme Rinse.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Lyclear Creme Rinse
Lyclear Creme Rinse contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) and Sunset Yellow (E110) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly
delayed). Also contains cetyl alcohol and propylene glycol which may cause local skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis). Stearalkonium chloride may irritate the skin.
This medicine contains 46 mg propylene glycol in each 59ml bottle. This medicine
contains 1859 mg Stearalkonium Chloride in each 59ml bottle.
The active ingredient of Lyclear Creme Rinse (permethrin) is not affected by chlorine in
swimming pools, so normal swimming activities may continue after use.
Like other products used for the treatment of head lice, resistance can occur.
Check for head lice one week after treatment, if living lice are found, the treatment
should be repeated. If after 14 days it is clear that the infestation is still active, it is
recommended to use another product with a different active.
Active substances: Permethrin (1% w/w)
Other ingredients: 20% w/w isopropanol, stearalkonium chloride, cetyl alcohol,
ceteth-10 (polyoxyl 10 cetyl ether), hydroxyethylcellulose, hydrolysed animal
protein, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), balsam fir canada, propyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E216), fragrance 06.070, propylene glycol, sunset yellow
(E110), anhydrous citric acid and purified water
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