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Type of medicine

Lice Treatment Shampoo

Works by

Smothering and immobilizing head lice and their eggs

Active Ingredient

Dimeticone

Effective within

Recommended 5-minute application

Generic

No

Side effects

Skin irritation (rare), possible allergic reactions

Medication details

Description

Hedrin All in One Shampoo is a specialized and clinically-approved treatment for the management of head lice and their eggs, known as nits. This shampoo is designed to effectively combat head lice infestations in a convenient and easy-to-use formulation.

Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are tiny, wingless insects that live on the human scalp. They feed on blood and lay their eggs on the hair shafts close to the scalp. Head lice are particularly common among children, but anyone can become infested. Infestations are not a result of poor hygiene and can affect anyone.

Directions

Hedrin All in One Shampoo is easy to use, providing an effective solution for the treatment of head lice and nits. Follow these directions carefully:
Check for Infestation: Before using the shampoo, confirm the presence of head lice and nits. Look for live lice and their eggs on the hair and scalp. A fine-toothed comb or a special head lice detection comb can help in this assessment.
Apply the Shampoo: Saturate dry hair with the Hedrin All in One Shampoo. Be sure to cover the entire scalp and hair, from the roots to the tips.
Massage In: Gently massage the shampoo into the hair and scalp. Ensure all areas are thoroughly coated.
Leave In: Leave the shampoo on for at least 5 minutes. This allows the active ingredients to work effectively against the lice and nits.
Rinse: After the recommended exposure time, rinse the hair thoroughly with warm water. Be sure to remove all shampoo residue.
Check for Nits: Use a fine-toothed comb to check for any remaining nits. Repeat the process if necessary after 7 days to ensure complete eradication.
Wash Bedding and Clothing: To prevent reinfestation, wash or dry-clean all clothing and bedding that has come into contact with the infested person's head.
Prevent Reinfestation: Inform close contacts and family members to check for head lice and nits and treat if necessary to prevent further spread.

Ingredients

Hedrin All in One Shampoo contains the active ingredient Dimeticone, which is a type of silicone-based compound. Dimeticone is renowned for its efficacy in treating head lice. This ingredient works by physically coating and smothering the lice and their eggs, thereby breaking the life cycle of head lice.
The shampoo is formulated without pesticides, making it a safe and non-toxic option for head lice treatment.
Inactive Ingredients
The shampoo also contains other ingredients that assist in the formulation, stabilization, and preservation of the product. These inactive ingredients are chosen to ensure the product remains safe and effective for use on the scalp and hair.

Side Effects

Hedrin All in One Shampoo is generally well-tolerated and rarely associated with side effects. However, as with any product, there is a possibility of experiencing certain reactions. If you or your child experience any of the following side effects, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional:
Skin Irritation: In some cases, mild skin irritation or redness may occur, but this is typically temporary and can be alleviated by washing the hair thoroughly with water.
Allergic Reactions: Although rare, some individuals may be allergic to certain ingredients in the shampoo. If you notice signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching, swelling, or a rash, discontinue use and seek medical advice.

Warnings

To ensure safe and effective use of Hedrin All in One Shampoo, please take note of the following warnings and precautions:
For External Use Only: This shampoo is for external use on the hair and scalp. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. In case of accidental eye contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
Keep Out of Reach of Children: Store the product out of the reach of children to prevent accidental ingestion. If swallowed, seek medical attention immediately.
Avoid Open Flames: Keep hair away from open flames and heat sources during application, as the shampoo is flammable.
Consult a Healthcare Professional: If you are pregnant, nursing, or have any pre-existing medical conditions, consult with a healthcare professional before using the product.
Use on Children: The shampoo is suitable for children aged six months and older. Ensure adult supervision during application on young children.
Resistance: If head lice infestations persist after using this product as directed, consult a healthcare professional. It may be necessary to consider alternative treatments.
Storage: Store the product in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on 11 oct 2023, 09:42

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FAQs

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Is Hedrin All in One Shampoo safe for all hair types and ages?

Yes, Hedrin All in One Shampoo is safe for all hair types and ages, including children aged six months and older. It is formulated without pesticides, making it suitable for individuals with various hair types.

Can I use Hedrin All in One Shampoo on a child who is pregnant or nursing?

If you are pregnant, nursing, or have any underlying medical conditions, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before using the shampoo. They can provide guidance on the best course of action for your specific situation.

Are there any special storage requirements for Hedrin All in One Shampoo?

To maintain the product's effectiveness, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. Ensure that the shampoo is kept out of the reach of children to prevent accidental ingestion.

How often should I repeat the treatment with Hedrin All in One Shampoo if lice persist?

If head lice infestations persist after using Hedrin All in One Shampoo as directed, consult a healthcare professional. They can assess the situation and recommend alternative treatments or additional steps to ensure complete eradication of the infestation.

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