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  • Hedrin 4% Lotion 50ml

Hedrin 4% Lotion 50ml

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Product features

  • Skin friendly.
  • Odourless.
  • Easy to apply.

Overview

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This Hedrin Lotion is a treatment that works to provide relief for head lice that have become infested in the hair. This lotion works to kill the lice and make it easier to remove them. It works thanks to the active ingredient dimeticone. Dimeticone is a silicone-based substance that doesn’t work like other types of treatment where the lice are poisoned. Instead, this essentially drowns them by coating them and preventing them from being able to move. This means that the lice will never become immune to this treatment.

FAQ

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

Side Effects

Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects, potential side effects include:

  • An allergic reaction, such as swelling or a rash
  • Breathing problems

Info Leaflet


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.

Directions

All members of the family that are infected with head lice should be treated on the same day, to reduce the risk of re-infestation. Apply the lotion to dry hair. To apply the hair, in particular, long hair is to apply the lotion evenly over the hair and ensure that the scalp is fully covered. Work the lotion into the hair by spreading it evenly into the hair, from the roots to the tips. Leave the lotion on for 8 hours, or overnight. Wash and dry the hair naturally afterwards. Use the lotion again after 7 days. This is important because the lotion does not treat eggs, and they could have hatched after using the treatment.

Warnings

if you get an allergic reaction
e.g. rash, swelling or weals on the skin, or
breathing difficulties (see section 4), shampoo off
the product straight away and get medical advice
immediately.
Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Hedrin® Lotion may be used during pregnancy
and breastfeeding.
Use in infants under 6 months:
Children under 6 months should only be treated
under medical supervision.
Driving and using machines:
Hedrin® Lotion does not affect your ability to
drive or operate machinery

Ingredients

The active substance is:

Dimeticone 4% w/w.

The other ingredients are:

Cyclomethicone 5

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