Lyclear is a pleasant smelling and quick acting treatment for Head Lice. Lyclear products contain Permethrin (except Lyclear Spray Away and Lyclear Repellent), a synthetic chemical with a range of insecticidal properties.Lyclear Dermal Cream is an effective treatment for Scabies and Genital Lice (Crabs). It contains Permethrin 5%, a chemical with a broad range of insecticidal properties. Lyclear Spray Away eradicates head lice and their eggs. Unique leak-proof spray makes the application of the lotion very easy and non-messy, which is ideal for young children who find it difficult to sit still whilst being treated. The spray mechanism transforms the oil into fine droplets making it economical to use and easy to wash out.Lyclear Creme Rinse is used to treat head louse infections. Permethrin (the active ingredient) belongs fo a group of medicines called pyrethroids which ore anti-parasitic agents. Included in the pack is a fine toothed comb which can be used to remove lice and eggs after treatment wilh Lyclear.
What are Head Lice?
Head lice live only on human heads, never on pets or other animals. This is because the human head provides the perfect temperature and humidity level for lice to thrive.
Head lice are tiny greyish-brown wingless insects, about the size of a sesame seed when fully grown. They have 6 legs that end in hook-shaped claws that grasp the hair very tightly until they are either dead or physically removed from the hair. Vigorous hair brushing will not remove them and is also unlikely to break their legs, as some people think.
They cannot jump, hop, fly or swim, but they can crawl very fast.
Head lice are parasites that feed by taking regular blood meals from the human scalp. Before they feed, they inject a substance into the scalp to stop the blood from clotting before they have finished feeding.
Some people are allergic to this substance, that's why lice often cause itching.
Head lice breathe through seven sets of holes called spiracles, which are found along the body. They can close these spiracles for long periods, that's why they don't drown during hair washing.
They can only survive in a warm and humid environment, so they tend to stay close to the scalp where body heat and natural sweating maintain the ideal temperature and humidity.
How are Head Lice Spread?
Head lice are only caught by prolonged head-to-head contact of at least 30 seconds.
They are extremely unlikely to be caught by sharing hats and hairbrushes, since the lice cannot survive away from the warmth of the human head. Their tight grip on the hair with their 'claws' ensures they do not accidentally fall off the head. Any lice found on hats, brushes or pillowcases are either dead or dying and are too weak to crawl back onto the head.