Your pharmacist owner affiliated to the Jean Coutu network is happy to provide you with health services tailored to your needs.
In the presence of lice, you need to act right away!
Evenings, weekends or early mornings, lice have no schedule. Fortunately, your pharmacist affiliated to Jean Coutu is there for you. He is the most accessible health professional to help you if you detect the presence of lice.
LICE: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Lice are tiny grey-brown insects that live on the human scalp and are about the size of a sesame seed. Lice feed by sucking blood from the affected person’s scalp, which causes itching.
Lice are transmitted through direct contact (head to head) with an infected person or indirect contact by means of contaminated combs, brushes, hats, scarves or bedding.
HERE’S HOW YOUR PHARMACIST CAN HELP YOU:
Advise on preventive measures
You have just received the famous school letter telling you that the lice have arrived?
No need to panic! Even before the appearance of lice, your pharmacist is available to advise you on preventive measures.
How to detect lice
If, despite taking preventive measures, you suspect the presence of lice, you must proceed with a scalp examination.
Nits or lice are not easily detectable, so it is important to use the correct technique. Do not hesitate to seek advice from your pharmacist, he will tell you how to detect them.
Prescribing a treatment and how to use it
There is no doubt, the lice are here! Do not delay when lice have settled in, it is important to act quickly and consult your pharmacist.
He can prescribe the right treatment to get rid of the lice and nits and especially explain how to use the product to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.
How to eliminate them from the home
Getting rid of lice on the head of the infested person is not the only step to win the battle. Some additional measures are required in order to avoid spreading them to the rest of the household.
Follow-up of the infested person, washing the sheets, disinfecting the brushes, your pharmacist will be able to give you precious information so that you can get rid of these intruders once and for all!
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