How to treat head lice effectively with combs and medication

You can get rid of lice with combs, shampoos, creams, or medication.
You can get rid of lice with combs, shampoos, creams, or medication.

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  • To treat head lice, you can physically remove the lice with a special comb for lice treatment. 

  • While combing is effective, it can also be time-consuming, and other medications may also help you get rid of lice fast.

  • For example, there are specific shampoos, topical creams, and oral medications that can also help you treat head lice. 

  • This article was medically reviewed by Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Visage Dermatology and assistant professor of dermatology at Howard University.

  • This story is part of Insider’s complete guide to Bug Bites. 

Head lice can quickly spread through a school, family, or group of friends. Though irritating, lice isn’t harmful to your health, and fortunately, it’s treatable with the right combs, topical treatments, and medications. 

Here’s what you need to know to treat lice effectively. 

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LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo launch partnership to deliver medication to your door within 30 minutes

Many restaurants and takeaway services are offering discounts and delivering free meals to NHS workers: Getty
Many restaurants and takeaway services are offering discounts and delivering free meals to NHS workers: Getty

LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo have teamed up to help bring medication to your door within 30 minutes.

The partnership means that customers will be able to order more than 50 medical essentials, including over-the-counter medicines, for delivery from 16 LloydsPharmacy stores across the UK.

The two companies state that the delivery service will prove especially important for those who are isolating at home due to Covid-19 and the elderly.

Starting this week, delivery is available to customers from shops in cities, including Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Bristol, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge and Coventry.

The partnership will then roll-out to a further 24 stores across the UK.

A range of LloydsPharmacy’s 50 best-selling products will be available to purchase via Deliveroo’s app, such as PPE including face masks, hand sanitiser and gloves, as well as hay fever

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