شپش | lice
شپش | درمان شپش | مایع مولیدا | Molida
Lice prevention at school
It’s difficult to prevent the spread of lice in school or childcare settings. You can ask your child to avoid head-to-head contact with other kids during playtime. Avoiding shared spaces for clothing and hats, such as closets and lockers, may also help prevent the spread of lice.
However, even with good hygiene practices, your child may still develop lice. If so, the best way to treat symptoms is through medications that your doctor can prescribe or recommend.
Treating head lice
You can treat lice with some over-the-counter (OTC) products, as well as prescription medications. You can purchase OTC shampoos that contain ingredients that treat lice, such as pyrethrin or permethrin.
Medications that your doctor may prescribe include:
- malathion, which you rub into your hair and scalp before rinsing off
- benzyl alcohol lotion, which is a lotion that you apply to your hair and scalp for 10 minutes before rinsing off
- lindane shampoo
Make sure you read the labels of all prescription medications and follow the directions.
Seeing your doctor
If you’re uncertain whether you or a family member has lice, see your doctor. Your doctor can use a special light called a Wood’s light to make the nits more visible. They can identify whether or not you have lice.
If you do have lice, it’s possible to use home treatments to get rid of lice and avoid further symptoms. Wash contaminated clothing, sheets, and towels, and use over-the-counter treatments as needed.