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Head Lice

Volume 684: debated on Monday 10 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What methods of head lice control in children, other than combing, are recommended by the Department of Health.[HL6655]

The Department of Health has provided a leaflet containing guidance on the prevention and treatment of head lice, which includes the option of using lotions as well as combing. The leaflet is available in the Library and on the department's website at