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Please help - have just used full marks to treat kids headline while 8 wks pregnant!

(7 Posts)
spur999 Fri 29-Jan-16 22:32:41

Hi, I am really worried, has anyone used this product ( the 10 min treatment) during pregnancy? The pharmacist said it was fine to treat the kids but I have googled it and its apparently not!! Does anyone know? Hedrin is OK but the ingredients are different - I am panicking a bit now.

spur999 Fri 29-Jan-16 22:44:02

headlice - sorry can't spell!

Artioo2 Sat 30-Jan-16 17:07:52

I would trust the pharmacist rather than Google. It's their job to know what medicines should be used by who. The info I can see says there's no information about using it during pregnancy and to consult a medical professional - which you did, and they said it was fine. I would relax about it, of you can.

DesertOrDessert Sat 30-Jan-16 17:22:54

Iirc, full marks (and Hedrin) are both the silicon's which smother the lice.
Silicon's are found in all sorts of every day shampoos and cosmetics. I wouldn't be worried, unless your planning on eating the stuff!

eastpregnant Sat 30-Jan-16 17:42:19

Unless you drank it, I really wouldn't worry too much! Especially as the pharmacist said it was fine.

Akire Sat 30-Jan-16 17:44:27

Do you mean safe to use at arms length on kids head. Or do you mean used on your own hair?

spur999 Sat 30-Jan-16 18:22:05

Thanks so much for the replies. I used it on the kids but was not wearing gloves I have a big cut on my finger. Definitely didn't drink it ;) I have been wet combing my own hair - no plans to use it on myself. So in reality I guess my exposure to it is minimal. I did see that the ingredients are present in all sorts of products so have calmed down now. There is nothing I can do. My first has undiagnosed learning difficulties and I am only 9 weeks today so I have been trying to be so careful this time... Definitely calmed down. Thanks again

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