Itching and scratching
Good English language skills are usually helpful when advising foreign-language customers. PTA-Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and advice on "lice".
Despite good hygiene, in this country, it repeatedly happens that head lice keep spreading among children in kindergartens and schools. Normally only hair is infested with these lice. The greyish brown beasties are two to three millimetres large and feed on the blood of the scalp. Their saliva causes strong itching. Parents therefore only notice the head louse infection when their child is constantly scratching its head, sometimes even scraping their skin until it bleeds. The skin frequently gets inflamed, mainly behind the ears and on the neck.
For self-medication, numerous preparations are available for local application. Before they can recommend any medicine, PTA or the pharmacist needs to ask some questions. Information on how to use the preparation is just as important.
Important questions for the consultation
Information on the correct application of the recommended preparation
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
|Kopflaus||head louse (plural: lice)|
|kratzen||to scratch/to scrape|
|aufs Spiel setzen/gefährden||to jeopardy|
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Remedies for growth
Aus der Serie »English Lesson«: A person normally has approximately 80,000 to 120,000 hairs on the head. Each hair is made up of the hair shaft – the visible part emerging from the skin – and the hair root.
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About five to fifteen percent of the population are suffering from constipation – women twice as often as men. With increasing age the number of affected persons rises significantly.
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How to get rid of lice
Lice are in season almost the whole year. To remove them from the head, those affected must know exactly how to handle this. Customers can choose between chemically or physically effective remedies.