What is the Medisana LCS Lice Comb?
The Medisana Electric Lice Comb effectively eliminates head lice and nits electronically without the use of chemicals.
What is it used for?
The lice comb frees hair from head lice and their eggs (nits). Head lice are small insects that live in the scalp hair and feed on human blood. Lice eggs are normally laid near the scalp on the base of a hair shaft. Head lice are most commonly found in young, school-going children. Usually, the first indication of an infestation is itching or scratching on the scalp. Lice and nits can be seen with the naked eye. Lice are about the size of a pin head and greyish-white to brown in colour. Nits are beige coloured and are glued to the hair shaft.
How to use the lice comb
The Medisana LCS Lice Comb is an easy-to-use, battery-powered device. When switched on the comb emits a buzzing sound. (This means the electric current is on.) Comb the hair from the scalp to the end of the hair, holding the comb at a 45 or 90-degree angle to the head. When the buzzing stops during combing this indicates a louse has been trapped in the teeth section of the comb. A small electrical charge then passes between the teeth and kills the insect. The lice comb should only be used on dry and undamaged hair. A slight electrical charge may be felt when touching the comb. This is harmless but can be painful. Therefore, contact with the mouth, eyes and ears should be avoided. Clean thoroughly after use with the cleaning brush provided. Do not allow the lice comb to get wet. Read the package leaflet closely before use.
Instructions for use
To eliminate a head lice infestation, it is important to comb the hair of the affected person repeatedly to be sure all the lice and nits are killed. Do this every day for two weeks. Head lice can survive on textiles. For that reason, any textiles (coats, caps, clothes, bed linen) that have come into contact with lice should be washed at +60 °C. Head lice can also move to new hosts when an infested child shares brushes, scarves, clothing, towels or similar items. Therefore, all members of the family should be examined. Once the infestation has cleared, continue to use the Medisana electric lice comb once a week to prevent reinfestation.
When not to use this product
The Medisana LCS Lice Comb is not suitable for children under three years of age. Consult a doctor on the use of this product if you have a joint replacement, cardiac pacemaker or other electrical implanted device.