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Useful contacts

Community Hygiene Concern

Community Hygiene Concern is a UK not-for-profit organization that developed the ‘bug-busting’ method. They give full advice about how to do it, and also supply the Bug-Buster kit containing four special combs of different sizes (for nits, for adult and baby lice, for untangling hair and for small children). Write to: Community Hygiene Concern, 22 Darin Court, Crownhill, Milton Keynes MK8 0AD, UK. Helpline: 01908 561928. is a website from the manufacturer’sof Full Marks, Derbac and Prioderm treatments. It contains useful information. As would be expected, the treatment section emphasizes their products.

Herbal treatments

Boots pharmacies in the UK sell Boots alternatives Children’s Head Lice Removal Kit, which contains a fine-toothed comb with a conditioner. It is suitable for 6 years of age and older.

Nitty Gritty combines a fine-toothed comb with a lotion containing neem oil.

Lice Advisory Bureau

Lice Advisory Bureau is part of the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Lyclear. The website has good advice on recognizing lice, and a comprehensive FAQ section. There is a separate section for teachers. As would be expected, the treatment section emphasises their product, Lyclear.

National Pediculosis Association

National Pediculosis Association is a USA not-for-profit organization (‘pediculus’ is Latin for louse). The website has up-to-date news about lice and a FAQ section.


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