Head Lice

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Includes leaflets on:

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Prevention and treatment of head lice

From the Department of Health. Available to download in English, Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

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Community Hygiene Concern

Promotes a well-informed awareness of parasitic disease and disease passed on by poor hygiene, and to encourage practical measures which prevent their transmission, of benefit to both people and pets.

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Head lice - Information for parents

Factsheet from Health Scotland.

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Lice Advisory Bureau (LAB)

Information about lice and nits. Site sponsored by Pfizer, a drug company which makes one of the common treatments for headlice.

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Head lice

Information from the Health Protection Agency.

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Head Lice

Information from the British Association of Dermatologists.

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Head lice

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Head lice

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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