Hedrin FAQ

Hedrin FAQ

Your questions about Hedrin, answered.

Is Hedrin suitable to use on the whole family?

Hedrin is a silicone based product. Because silicones are not absorbed through the skin, Hedrin 4% Dimeticone Lotion and Spray & Hedrin 15 are suitable for use on children as young as 6 months. Hedrin is not absorbed into the bloodstream and can be used whilst pregnant of breastfeeding.

Can Hedrin be used on coloured or bleached hair?

Yes. Dimeticone (the active ingredient in Hedrin) is commonly used in a lot of everyday shampoos and conditioners, so Hedrin can be used on coloured or bleached hair. However it is not advisable to use Hedrin directly before colouring or bleaching because it may prevent the colour taking to the hair.

Does Hedrin have a nasty odour?

No. Hedrin products are a completely odourless, colourless, silky lotion which spreads easily, making it simple to apply.

Does Hedrin sting?

No. Hedrin is kind to the hair and skin and feels a bit like a cosmetic hair conditioner when it is applied.

What about the removal of lice eggs or nits?

In order to ensure that a lice infestation is effectively treated, a second follow up treatment of Hedrin lotion should be applied 7-10 days after the first treatment to deal with any eggs which may have hatched since the first application.
The ‘nits’ (empty egg cases) are glued to the hair but are completely harmless. They can be removed with the fingers or even a fine toothed comb if preferred.

Do I have to comb out the lice?

Once the lice are eliminated they should wash out of the hair – there is no need for a laborious combing regime. The empty egg cases or nits are glued to the hair shaft and can be removed with the fingers or a fine toothed comb if desired.

How often can I repeat the head lice treatment?

Two applications of Hedrin one week apart are recommended for the head lice infestation to be effectively dealt with. If re-infestation occurs within a short period of time then Hedrin may be used again straight away.

How much will I need?

A little Hedrin goes a long way. The amount needed depends entirely upon the length of hair to be treated. A single bottle of Hedrin should be sufficient for a two-dose treatment of long hair.

Caution
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist or there are any side effects, consult your healthcare professional. Do not allow product to come into contact with eyes and mucus membranes. Do not use if hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. No known cases of overdose have been reported. Store below 25°C.

Are Head Lice common?

Are Head Lice common?

Are head lice a common problem?
Yes they are. Anyone can catch them, but head lice are most common amongst children between the ages of 4-11, and especially amongst girls.

Does head lice infection mean that you have dirty hair or a dirty home?
Absolutely not. Head lice don’t mind if hair is clean or dirty; and as they cannot live away from the human head, home hygiene has nothing to do with infection.

Do pets spread head lice?
No. Head lice are purely a human parasite and cannot infect cats, dogs, or other animals.

How are head lice spread?
By close head-to-head contact. Lice will not survive on clothing, hats, headphones, hairbrushes or furniture.

Don’t they jump from head to head?
No. Lice don’t have wings or the right sort of legs for jumping. They only move directly from one person’s hair to hair on another head. Sometimes when you are combing or brushing hair, the electrostatic charge can make lice appear to leap away from the head.

Will very short hair discourage lice?
No. Lice will happily live in 1cm of hair; the only advantage of short hair is that detection and nit/head lice treatment can be easier.

How do I know whether anyone has head lice?
By finding a living adult louse- a fine tooth plastic detection comb is best for finding them.

What about nits?
Head lice lay their eggs very close to the scalp and glue them to the hair. Nits are empty or dead egg cases and they are easier to spot as the hair grows. They are a good indicator that lice are about, but not proof that someone is currently infected. The only way to remove empty egg cases is to physically pull or comb them off the hair.

What do head lice look like?
Young lice are the size of a full stop. Adult lice are the size of a sesame seed and the females live for about a month, laying 4-6 eggs a day.

I found a live louse, what do I do?
Don’t panic! Check everybody in the family with a detector comb and treat the people who have living lice in their hair. Your local pharmacist can advise you on a suitable head lice treatment.

What is the best treatment for head lice and how do I get rid of nits?
Using a head lice removal product such as Hedrin is an effect method for the head lice treatment. Click here for more information on Hedrin and also to receive more head lice removal tips!

 
Treating Head Lice
Hedrin is great for treating head lice. If you have any questions about Hedrin please visit our FAQ page here.

Caution
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST PLEASE SEE YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.

Infacol FAQs

Infacol FAQs

Your questions about Infacol, answered.

What is Infacol?
Infacol Wind Drops are an effective method of treating wind in infants. Simethicone is the active ingredient in Infacol, which causes the small bubbles of gas in the baby’s stomach to join together. This forms a larger bubble which can be easily expelled.

When can I give my child Infacol as a colic treatment?
Infacol Wind Drops are safe to use on children aged 4 weeks and up.

What dose of Infacol do I give to my baby?
0.2ml of Infacol should be given before each feed, either directly into the baby’s mouth or in a bottle.

How often can I use Infacol?
Infacol can be used up to 12 times a day, and should be administered before each feed. Infacol’s active ingredient, Simethicone, does not get absorbed into the baby’s body. Do not exceed 12 doses per day.

How soon should I see Infacol working?
Treatment with Infacol may provide a progressive improvement over several days. You should see a difference in the frequency and severity of your baby’s crying attacks over a period of days.

Can Infacol cause drowsiness or sedation?
No, Infacol is not absorbed into the bloodstream and has no effects on the central nervous system.

Are the symptoms of colic and lactose intolerance the same?
Whilst there are some similarities between the symptoms of colic and lactose intolerance – it is important to note that the main difference is that the lactose intolerant baby suffers from diarrhoea. The pressure generated by lactose and lactic acid in the stomach produces an influx of water leading to a swollen abdomen and acidic diarrhoea. If you suspect your baby may be suffering from lactose intolerance, contact your health care professional or family doctor.

Can Infacol Wind Drops cause constipation?
We have no reports of Infacol causing constipation.

If the Infacol is added to a bottle of milk but not finished, can the bottle be placed in the fridge then microwaved later without harm?
No. Microwaves do not heat foods/liquids evenly and some milk may reach a temperature which will degrade the effectiveness Infacol.

Can Infacol be administered with water or juice, instead of milk?
Yes. Product mixes with water. Drink should be administered immediately after mixing.

Caution
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST PLEASE SEE YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.

Sudocrem FAQ

Sudocrem FAQ

Your questions about Sudocrem, answered.

What is the active ingredient in Sudocrem?

Zinc Oxide (15.25% W/W)

Can I put Sudocrem on any part of the body?

Sudocrem is suitable to apply to any external part of the body, just be mindful that if it does come in contact with the eyes or mouth it may cause irritation.

Is Sudocrem suitable for sensitive skin?

For those with sensitive skin, always remember to do a small patch test on an unaffected area of the skin prior to applying it to the affected area. Apply Sudocrem in a thin layer, wait 24 hours and if no irritation is experienced, apply to the affected area as directed.

Sudocrem is causing an irritation on the skin.

Developing a skin irritation from Sudocrem is rare, but may be caused by hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. If irritation occurs discontinue use & consult a healthcare professional.

Does Sudocrem contain any nut ingredients?

No, Sudocrem contains no peanut or arachis oil.

Does Sudocrem contain any fragrance?

Sudocrem is enriched with Lavender Oil.

I have heard nappy rash creams may clog nappies, making them less effective - does this happen with Sudocrem?

If Sudocrem is applied correctly (i.e. a small amount applied thinly), there is no evidence to suggest that it will have a negative effect on the ability of nappies to absorb urine.

How do you remove Sudocrem from fabric and carpets?

Scrape of excess with a blunt knife. Soak area with clean warm water (40°C). It is best to work in small sections at a time. Apply a mild, diluted washing up liquid with a nailbrush. Work up a good lather. Sponge off and rinse with warm water. Repeat if necessary.

What should I do if Sudocrem is ingested?

Large amounts ingested accidentally may cause vomiting or diarrhoea. No known cases of overdose have been reported. Seek medical advice if concerned and adverse affects persist.

What should be done if contact is made with the eyes?

If contact with eyes occurs, irrigate immediately with water for at least 5 minutes. If any adverse affects persist, seek medical advice.

Can Sudocrem be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

There are no known contraindications with the use of Sudocrem during pregnancy and lactation.

Sudocrem Healing Cream does NOT contain any nut ingredients

For information about nappy rash, please read ‘What you need to know about nappy rash‘.

Caution
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist or there are any side effects, consult your healthcare professional. Do not allow product to come into contact with eyes and mucus membranes. Do not use is hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. No known cases of overdose have been reported. Store below 25C.