Lice and Scabies Medicine
Lice and Scabies are skin concerns that can be uncomfortable and often itchy. They are treatable and common problems that affect all ages. Find the right medication below.
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Lice and Scabies Medicine
How is lice treated?
Lice are small insects that live on the skin and are often connected to the scalp or pubic hair. Symptoms of lice include itchiness around the hair and a feeling like something is crawling on your skin. If you see live lice then you should treat them through the use of special lotions and shampoos. These topical solutions are used alongside physically combing out the lice and eggs.
How to treat scabies
Scabies is the infestation of a microscopic mite that reproduce on the surface of the skin, later burrowing into it and laying eggs. Treating scabies usually involves using a prescription ointment, cream or lotion to get rid of the infestation. Doctors may also prescribe oral medication if the initial treatment was not successful.
According to NICE, in a 2020 systematic review, worldwide prevalence of head lice in school children was found to be 19%.
According to NICE, the total prevalence of head lice worldwide in boys was 7%, while in girls it was 19%
“Lice and scabies are two of the most common parasitic infections in humans. While both can be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) medications, it is important to consult a doctor before self-treating either condition!”
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Fill out a quick and simple online consultation form to find out what products you are eligible for.
Once you have completed your consultation and selected your treatment, you can securely checkout online.
You will then receive your order the next working day using our express next-day courier service, dispensed from one of our verified GhPC partner pharmacies in the UK.
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Will lice shampoo kill scabies?
Lice shampoos, creams and sprays can kill the lice, however, sometimes the lice have become immune to the over-the-counter treatments so a stronger medication is needed. Often, the topical solutions may only kill the lice and not the eggs.
How do you get lice?
Lice is a highly contagious condition that is most commonly passed to others due to close proximity. Lice at schools are common due to the nearness of the children and the ability for lice to jump from head to head.
How long does it take to receive my order?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel.
How is the medication packaged?
All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Can I return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
Can you have lice and scabies at the same time?
You can have lice and scabies at the same time as lice usually affects the hair on the scalp, while scabies is a condition that is caused by mites that dig under the skin.
Is scabies contagious?
Scabies is very contagious and can be passed on to others through skin-to-skin contact or through the touching of contaminated items such as bedding.
What is an online consultation?
An online consultation checks if you are eligible to purchase the product. Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
When will my order be delivered?
If you have placed an order before 14:00 Monday to Friday, you will receive the order the next day.
Can I cancel my order?
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
Can I order this if I am under 18 years old?
No, we do not accept orders from individuals under 18. All orders must be placed by adults only.