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In light of the current and ongoing Coronavirus situation, parents are still able to contact the School Nursing Service on the duty line number 0300 123 7575 opt2 opt1.

They are are also available on Instagram @hct_schoolnursing.

Other useful websites that can be accessed are:

[http://www.healthforkids.co.uk and http://www.healthforteens.co.uk]http://www.healthforkids.co.uk and http://www.healthforteens.co.uk

 

 

Public Health Nursing-School Nursing

Royston, Stevenage and North Herts

Email-HCT.rsnh@nhs.net

T-0300 123 7572

Following the recent coronavirus outbreak, the Health for Kids and Health for Teens websites have been updated with information about the coronavirus.

These webpages provide children and young people with age-appropriate information to explain the coronavirus and the things they can do to help stop the spread of the virus and look after themselves physically and emotionally during this unsettling time.

Health for Kids

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/staying-healthy/what-is-coronavirus/

Health for Kids: Grownups

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/grownups/healthy-minds/talk-children-coronavirus/

Health for Teens

https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/health/coronavirus/what-is-coronavirus/

https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/health/coronavirus/3-ways-to-stay-up-to-date-with-schooling/

https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/health/coronavirus/ways-to-deal-with-coronavirus-linked-anxiety/

In the coming weeks and months there will be more content added to the Health for Kids and Health for Teens websites on this subject.

HEADLICE - Information from NHS Choices

 

The only way to be certain that you or your child has head lice is to find a live louse.

Spotting head lice in hair can be very difficult, so it's best to try to comb them out with a detection comb.

Detection combs are special fine-toothed plastic combs that you can buy from your local pharmacy, supermarket or online. A comb with flat-faced teeth and a tooth spacing of 0.2-0.3mm is best.

Detection combing can be carried out on dry or wet hair. Dry combing takes less time, but wet combing is more accurate because washing with conditioner stops head lice moving.

Wet detection combing

To use the wet detection method:

  • Wash the hair with ordinary shampoo and apply plenty of conditioner.
  • Use an ordinary, wide-toothed comb to straighten and untangle the hair.
  • Once the comb moves freely through the hair without dragging, switch to the louse detection comb.
  • Make sure the teeth of the comb slot into the hair at the roots, with the edge of the teeth lightly touching the scalp.
  • Draw the comb down from the roots to the ends of the hair with every stroke, and check the comb for lice each time – remove lice by wiping the comb with tissue paper or rinsing it.
  • Work through the hair, section by section, so that the whole head of hair is combed through.
  • Do this at least twice to help ensure you haven't missed any areas and continue until you find no more lice.

If you find head lice, you should check the rest of your family. Treat everyone found to have head lice on the same day.

Read more about how to get rid of head lice.

Dry detection combing

To use the dry detection method:

  • Use an ordinary, wide-toothed comb to straighten and untangle the hair.
  • Once the comb moves freely through the hair without dragging, switch to the louse detection comb.
  • Make sure the teeth of the comb slot into the hair at the roots, with the edge of the teeth lightly touching the scalp.
  • Draw the comb down from the crown to the ends of the hair with every stroke.
  • Look for lice as the comb is drawn through the hair. If you see a louse, trap it against the face of the comb with your thumb to stop if being repelled by static electricity.
  • Comb each section of hair three or four times before moving on to the next section, until the whole head has been combed through.

If you find head lice, you should check the rest of your family. Treat everyone found to have head lice on the same day.

Read more about how to get rid of head lice.


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