Manual (condition and comb or wet comb) removal using the Bug Buster® kit, Quit Nits Combing Solution® or other head lice comb.
Half of the people infested with lice do not scratch; all people in contact with an affected person should be manually checked for lice.
Head lice (Pediculosis capitis)
Suitable for insecticide resistant infestations.
Suitable for pregnant and breast feeding women, babies, people with allergies or open scalp wounds and asthma.
Good alternative for people who are reluctant to use insecticides.
Nit combs are available from pharmacies and some supermarkets.
The teeth of the comb should be just wider than the hair. More than one comb may be necessary, starting with a wide-tooth comb and then moving to smaller and smaller combs.
The Bug Buster kit can be purchased online (from the UK) for £6.30 + P&P. It contains four different sized combs, step-by-step illustrated instructions, an explanatory booklet, waterproof cape and stickers.
The Quit Nits Combing Solution can be purchased from most supermarkets and pharmacies. The kit contains two combs and a low irritant formula.