The United Kingdom: Keep head lice treatments away from naked flame (English Only)
 
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) reminds parents, caregivers and people with head lice to always read product instructions before applying head lice removal products. Some of these products have the potential to ignite when in the presence of an open flame – such as when lighting cigarettes. 

A range of products, which can include products like Hedrin, Full Marks, and Nyda, are used for the eradication of head lice infestations. 10 cases of serious burns associated with the use of head lice removal products have been reported to MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme since 2007. Some products for the removal of head lice can ignite when on the hair and cause serious harm in the presence of an open flame or other source of ignition such as when lighting cigarettes. Instructions for use should always be followed, including warnings to keep hair away from naked flame when using these products. With some head lice removal products easily accessible at supermarkets and without a pharmacist’s guiding hand, users need to be aware of the importance of reading the instructions that come with all treatments to make sure they are used safely and correctly. Speak with a pharmacist to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment option. 

Please refer to the following website in MHRA for details: http://www.gov.uk/government/news/keep-head-lice-treatments-away-from-naked-flame 

In Hong Kong, Hedrin, Full Marks and Nyda are not registered pharmaceutical products. Related news was previously issued by MHRA, and was posted on the Drug Office website on 9 Mar 2018. 

Ends/Friday, Mar 16, 2018 
Issued at HKT 16:00 

 轉載自衛生署藥物辦公室網頁http://www.drugoffice.gov.hk/ 
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