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- Physically coats the lice
- Prevents them from moving and feeding
- Less chemical method than alternatives
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What is Hedrin Lotion?
Hedrin Lotion is an easy way to eliminate head lice. It is the only licensed, physically acting treatment for head lice in the UK. It is available without a prescription from a local pharmacy. The spray version is ready assembled for easy and instant use. It provides a contactless way to apply the lotion to the affected areas. Hedrin Lotion is odourless, skin friendly, and contains no organophosphates.
Hedrin Lotion is a water-based treatment that rinses out of the hair without leaving any greasy residue. When dry, it remains on the child’s hair while they play, go to school, or sleep. It requires two applications to stay for eight hours or overnight, seven days apart.
How does Hedrin Lotion work?
Hedrin lotion works in a way different from how conventional insecticides work on head lice. It does not kill the parasites through the use of chemicals, the dimethicone in Hedrin lotion works by physically providing a coat to the lice. The coat prevents the lice from moving and feeding. It also prevents them from excreting excess waste water. Both actions effectively kill the head lice. Head lice cannot develop resistance to the lotion because of the way it works.
Hedrin lotion does not kill the eggs, which makes a repeat of the treatment necessary after seven days to kill the lice that have hatched from the eggs that survived the first application.
If the head lice come back, you can repeat the treatment right away.
What are the benefits of using Hedrin Lotion?
Hedrin Lotion effectively kills the head lice by covering them with a coat. It is effective in killing the head lice without the risk of insecticide that may harm the health of the user.
How do I use Hedrin Lotion?
All members of the family with head lice should be treated with Hedrin Lotion on the same day in order to avoid re-infestation.
Hedrin Lotion should be applied to dry hair. Apply Hedrin Lotion carefully over all the hair and the scalp. Massage the lotion well from the roots to tips until the hair is completely wet. The amount of Hedrin Lotion needed will depend on the length and thickness of the hair.
To apply Hedrin Lotion to long hair, make a small parting and apply a few drops of the lotion along the hair, spreading the lotion evenly along the length of the hair. Repeat this process with numerous small sections until the whole scalp and hair has been covered.
The Hedrin Lotion spray is easier to apply. Hold the spray about 10 cm from the hair and spray evenly over the whole head until fully saturated.
Exercise care in preventing the lotion to get in the eyes or inside the mouth or nose. If the lotion will accidentally get in the eyes, they should be rinsed immediately with plenty of water.
Leave the hair to naturally dry in a warm but well-ventilated room. Avoid using a hairdryer
Wash the hair with normal shampoo after 8 hours or overnight. Rinse thoroughly and repeat.
Use a fine-toothed nit comb in removing the dead lice and eggs from the wet hair. Separate the hair into several sections and comb thoroughly from root to tip. Clean the com as you go to remove the dead lice and eggs.
Repeat the treatment after seven days to kill the lice that have hatched from the eggs that survived the first treatment.
Hedrin Lotion dosage
Hedrin Lotion should be applied to the head and scalp in two applications. Each application should last for 8 hours or overnight. Leave 7 days in between the two applications.
Side effects & precautions
Medicines and their possible side effects affect individual users in different ways. Not everyone who uses Hedrin Lotion will experience the possible side effects.
The common side effects of the use of Hedrin Lotion are as follows:
- Skin irritation.
- Flaking of the scalp.
- Itching or irritation around the eyes.
If you experience other side effects, which you believe to be associated with your use of Hedrin Lotion, consult your doctor.
Hedrin Lotion should not be used on children under six months of age, except upon the advice of a doctor.
Do not use Hedrin Lotion if you or your child are allergic to any of its ingredients.
This product is flammable. Do not use it near naked flames or source of heat. Refrain from smoking during the treatment. Hair treated with Hedrin Lotion will readily burn when ignited.
Hedrin Lotion is not absorbed through the skin and be used safely by pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers. However, it is still best to get advice from your doctor before using Hedrin Lotion if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Hedrin Lotion does not affect other medicines. It is fine for you or your child to get Hedrin Lotion treatment while using other medicines.
How do I buy Hedrin Lotion online?
You can safely buy Hedrin Lotion online at UK Meds. You will need to have first an online consultation with an independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation ensures that Hedrin Lotion is the right medication for your medical condition.