BUGS AND BITES
Head Lice (Pediculosis Cipitis):
Children are often brought to the surgery complaining of itchy scalps. Parents will usually have already thought of Head Lice and applied a number of over the counter preparations, without success. The first thing the Doctor has to do is confirm the diagnosis of Head Lice, as there are many other causes of itchy scalps, including Eczema, Psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Dermatitis. Sometimes these conditions can be aggravated by various Head Lice preparations.