Free - head lice treatment from Nitty Gritty - comb worth £10+
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Free - head lice treatment from Nitty Gritty - comb worth £10+

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Edited by:"luvsadealdealdeal"Found 5th Oct
Get rid of the nits. Available on prescription - all kids get free prescriptions - so free. There's no shame in seeing your kids come home from school with hair full of lice - lice love clean hair and kids are always putting their heads together for selfies = spreading & new breeding territory.

The shame lies in not doing something about it.


All you have to do is ask your GP, prescribing nurse or health visitor (or prescribing pharmacist) whether he or she will prescribe a Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb for you and your family. It has been approved for NHS prescription since 2004, and it conforms completely to the latest NHS guidelines.Unlike any other comb, however, our award-winning comb removes 'live' eggs before they can hatch as well as head lice and unsightly nits. Just one comb is all you need to check and protect a whole family. It works brilliantly with any ordinary hair conditioner, or even better with our natural Aromatherapy Solution and we will replace it free of charge if it ever breaks.

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djonesuk39 m ago

This isn't free as we're all paying for this through taxes. I would have …This isn't free as we're all paying for this through taxes. I would have thought if you can't afford basic hygiene products for your kids you would have them taken off you, but whatever.



What a bundle of joy you are! Treatment for nits can he very expensive and if friends/class mates have them they can just keep returning.
I beg to differ that children should get put into care, just because parents cannot afford to keep treating their hair for headlice!
Anyway, I hope your bad day gets better...

Banned

does this treatment work for pubic lice too?....... my scrote is itching like a mangy dog in a sandstorm,
I knew i shouldn't have met up with brenda the beefeater on that fateful friday night

Perhaps you should read page 25 of this document. england.nhs.uk/wp-…pdf
whilst it may be free for the child- it’s not free to the NHS. The cost of a GP appointment is say £30-40, then there’s the cost of the drug treatment (£10 you say), and then processing time for all those involved... so a product that will cost you £10, costs the NHS over £50. Also many people struggle to get a GP appointment, so instead of using up the appointment for things that you can treat yourself- leave that appointment for someone who really needs it.

In MOST of Lancashire, this is (along with many other things) is not available from the GP for free.
In Lancs we now have to pay for most things that you could previously get on a prescription for free.
Items such as Hayfever tablet, skin creams, pharmacy pain killers, fungal creams, indigestion meds, headlice treatments and lots of other items. The doctor now simply says please purchase this at the pharmacy and you leave empty handed.

Its a welcome move as we need to save the NHS money, and the NHS can spend money on the more serious stuff. I want our little ones to benefit from a NHS in the future. Now only wish this is rolled out nationwide.

Personally i think we ought to pay the Doctor/NHS £10 for every visit- a token amount. Those admitted into A+E on a saturday night for Drink related issues £20, those wanting to use the ambulance as a taxi to take them home £20. its money we can all spend on cigarettes and booze etc.

The NHS should start charging
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My local GP has a sign up specifically stating they won't be prescribing and nits treatment.

In my area there is a scheme where anyone can get free stuff for headlice, and preventative type medicines. It may be worth asking your local pharmacy. When grandkids got headlice I got 2 massive bottles of headin.

The scheme is call the alignment scheme all pharmacies and GPs know about it just ask for the leaflet that states where it is in progress as not every pharmacy is signed up to it.

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does this treatment work for pubic lice too?....... my scrote is itching like a mangy dog in a sandstorm,
I knew i shouldn't have met up with brenda the beefeater on that fateful friday night

This isn't free as we're all paying for this through taxes. I would have thought if you can't afford £4 for basic hygiene products that your kids you would have them taken off you, but whatever.
Edited by: "djonesuk" 6th Oct

This deal has me SCRATCHING MY HEAD, and the little hair I have......

JB7431 m ago

does this treatment work for pubic lice too?....... my scrote is itching …does this treatment work for pubic lice too?....... my scrote is itching like a mangy dog in a sandstorm, I knew i shouldn't have met up with brenda the beefeater on that fateful friday night

I think your best course of action is to follow the advice of a certain Adrian Mole - Burn them off with a lighter.
Edited by: "swoosh007" 6th Oct

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swoosh0078 m ago

I think your best course of action is to follow the advice of a certain …I think your best course of action is to follow the advice of a certain Adrian Mole - Burn them off with a lighter.


ha, indeed i would.... but like many others, i'm disgusted and perturbed by the rancid aroma of singed pork

djonesuk39 m ago

This isn't free as we're all paying for this through taxes. I would have …This isn't free as we're all paying for this through taxes. I would have thought if you can't afford basic hygiene products for your kids you would have them taken off you, but whatever.



What a bundle of joy you are! Treatment for nits can he very expensive and if friends/class mates have them they can just keep returning.
I beg to differ that children should get put into care, just because parents cannot afford to keep treating their hair for headlice!
Anyway, I hope your bad day gets better...

My doctor/ chemist doesn’t treat headlice anymore. Last time they wouldn’t prescribe hedrin they gave me a pathetic plastic comb and said the good old fashioned way of conditioner and combing works best. I already have bought a nitty gritty but don’t think it’s worth it’s reputation.

Perhaps you should read page 25 of this document. england.nhs.uk/wp-…pdf
whilst it may be free for the child- it’s not free to the NHS. The cost of a GP appointment is say £30-40, then there’s the cost of the drug treatment (£10 you say), and then processing time for all those involved... so a product that will cost you £10, costs the NHS over £50. Also many people struggle to get a GP appointment, so instead of using up the appointment for things that you can treat yourself- leave that appointment for someone who really needs it.

In MOST of Lancashire, this is (along with many other things) is not available from the GP for free.
In Lancs we now have to pay for most things that you could previously get on a prescription for free.
Items such as Hayfever tablet, skin creams, pharmacy pain killers, fungal creams, indigestion meds, headlice treatments and lots of other items. The doctor now simply says please purchase this at the pharmacy and you leave empty handed.

Its a welcome move as we need to save the NHS money, and the NHS can spend money on the more serious stuff. I want our little ones to benefit from a NHS in the future. Now only wish this is rolled out nationwide.

Personally i think we ought to pay the Doctor/NHS £10 for every visit- a token amount. Those admitted into A+E on a saturday night for Drink related issues £20, those wanting to use the ambulance as a taxi to take them home £20. its money we can all spend on cigarettes and booze etc.

The NHS should start charging

hukdme1 h, 6 m ago

In MOST of Lancashire, this is (along with many other things) is not …In MOST of Lancashire, this is (along with many other things) is not available from the GP for free.In Lancs we now have to pay for most things that you could previously get on a prescription for free. Items such as Hayfever tablet, skin creams, pharmacy pain killers, fungal creams, indigestion meds, headlice treatments and lots of other items. The doctor now simply says please purchase this at the pharmacy and you leave empty handed. Its a welcome move as we need to save the NHS money, and the NHS can spend money on the more serious stuff. I want our little ones to benefit from a NHS in the future. Now only wish this is rolled out nationwide. Personally i think we ought to pay the Doctor/NHS £10 for every visit- a token amount. Those admitted into A+E on a saturday night for Drink related issues £20, those wanting to use the ambulance as a taxi to take them home £20. its money we can all spend on cigarettes and booze etc.The NHS should start charging

At your rates my low income working family would no longer be available to afford to see the doctor

JB747 h, 20 m ago

ha, indeed i would.... but like many others, i'm disgusted and perturbed …ha, indeed i would.... but like many others, i'm disgusted and perturbed by the rancid aroma of singed pork

You’re in luck. It’s almost season to roast chestnuts on an open fire.

SquirrelMummy8519 m ago

At your rates my low income working family would no longer be available to …At your rates my low income working family would no longer be available to afford to see the doctor

It’s fair on principle with a few amendments. Drink related A&E should be £100. Dr visits free for Chronic ailments and first 2 free per year.

NHS woes aside, I came across a Nitty Gritty of-sorts Comb a few month's back, in none other than the good old £Pound Shops!.

In 99p Store's/PoundLand ...

It very much may be worth looking into my above mentioned Store's every once in awhile? (in the Chemist-like Section).

For those of us either in need of it, and/or in need of getting on behalf of someone send, etc?.

£1 in my book is a much easier pill to swallow I would have thought? (than that of up to £10?, or whatever ... ) :-)

99p Store's/PoundLand are everywhere Nationwide in the UK, so there potentially could be at least one/if not more than one.

I have one of each of those Store's in my area, some area's only have just one only of one of the two, and that's it (of the above), that's accessible to all of us?, at any point in time, etc? (each area from the next is different, put simply?), but still worth also considering perhaps?. :-)

Plenty of dirt cheap treatments available in Home Bargains also. Sprays, lotions, shampoos & combs

On prescription, really?

djonesuk11 h, 40 m ago

This isn't free as we're all paying for this through taxes. I would have …This isn't free as we're all paying for this through taxes. I would have thought if you can't afford £4 for basic hygiene products that your kids you would have them taken off you, but whatever.


last time my daughter got these it cost me over £40 in treatment as we all have long hair and you treat once and then treat again a week later! and you have to treat the whole family. I am lucky to be able to afford to go out and buy the stuff, but that's a lot of peoples weekly food budget, perhaps you should think about the bigger picture.....

It'll be the same scroungers that share that "free calpol" nonsense on facebook.
Have a word with yourself. 100% not a deal, in fact the total opposite.

If you want to get treatment for free, Hedrin have a money back guarantee on some packs. Simple a 15+ word statement as to why not happy , coupon from pack and receipt. 1 per hiusehold up to £18.50

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dabbit6th Oct

On prescription, really?



you pay taxes - you're entitled to it - NHS & prescriptions are free for kids

luvsadealdealdeal16 h, 42 m ago

you pay taxes - you're entitled to it - NHS & prescriptions are free for …you pay taxes - you're entitled to it - NHS & prescriptions are free for kids


I'm also entitled to free paracetamol but I'd never get it as it cost the nhs many times the price I pay for it.

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dabbit4 m ago

I'm also entitled to free paracetamol but I'd never get it as it cost the …I'm also entitled to free paracetamol but I'd never get it as it cost the nhs many times the price I pay for it.



Nitty Gritty comb is £10+ - paracetamol is 30p - see the difference?

Some years ago I was in a chemist in Tunisia and another couple heard me greet the pharmacist in Arabic. The wife asked if I could explain to the man that her husband had headlice. 😁 You may not be surprised to learn that my very limited knowledge of the language did not include that. I did, however, manage to say in French that the man had fleas and the lovely chemist said "Oh, headlice" and gave him the appropriate stuff. I never found out if it worked. 😃

Its worth £10 but have to ask the NHS in person mmm.

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ssc18 m ago

Its worth £10 but have to ask the NHS in person mmm.



head lice are a medical problem, right?

why wouldn't you want your kids to get treatment for this condition free on the NHS?

it's like knowing that state education is free for kids in the UK - then getting begging letters from their schools or asking them to pay for textbooks...

...er

luvsadealdealdeal8th Oct

Nitty Gritty comb is £10+ - paracetamol is 30p - see the difference?


Just because you can, doesn't mean you should though.
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