Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy has a great range of products and services to ensure you experience a more holistic approach to your healthcare in Queensland.

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Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professionals in Australia for a reason. We take our role as a resource for advice, support and referral seriously. Not only do we provide in store clinics and whole health advice but you can also come in to see us for the little things. #askcalanna

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At Calanna, we stock a broader range of natural and Qld sourced health products. For us, taking care of your health and well being means taking care of more than just your medication. But we do that exceptionally well too with our free medication packing and delivery service and a price match guarantee on our preferred prescription brands. Come in and visit us today. #askcalanna

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Calanna Whole Health Pharmacies consider themselves more of a health destination, than just a chemist. Check out our complementary services and products to find out why we really are the natural choice chemist. #askcalanna

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At Calanna, we understand receiving advice you can understand, from health professionals you can trust, is important. Our philosophy is to create health destinations to provide just that. Our pharmacists all work on the floor to ensure you always have a professional to talk to at any of our stores.

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At Calanna - we are open longer. Visit out store pages to find your nearest Calanna pharmacy and find our full list of open hours for every store.

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Head lice can be an unwelcome return to school intruder.

By Mario Calanna - Founder of Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy and Mario's Range

Do you know how to prevent and treat lice if they end up in your home this year?

Interesting facts

Head Lice CANNOT live or breed on animals, clothes, toys, furniture, carpet or bedding?
Head Lice can ONLY survive on the human head, and stay alive by feeding on the blood from our scalps.
Lice can only survive up to 48 hours away from a human host; this is because they will die from dehydration. Another interesting fact, head lice do not carry or transmit disease.Lice cannot fly or jump, they swing from head to head through close contact.

How to Prevent Lice

1. Know the Symptoms:
  • Itchiness in and around the back of the neck and ears.
  • Common lice don’t produce any symptoms until weeks or months after they’ve moved in. It’s important
    to do regular checks in order to spot them.
  • Doctors recommend combing for lice after the child has taken a bath/shower while their hair is still wet.
2. Teach children the importance of NOT sharing certain items
  • Hats
  • Headbands
  • Hair accessories
  • Pillows
  • Combs
  • Any other object that come in direct head-to-head contact
3. Be aware of lice carriers

Try to be aware of anyone who has or who is being treated for head lice. This goes both ways so make sure you let the school know if your child is a carrier.

4. Get Checked  

A good checking method is to use Mario’s Range Head Lice conditioner and comb.

Prevention Methods

It's important once your have had head lice in the home that you take steps to ensure they are gone for good.

1. Wash regularly
  • Sheets in HOT water
  • Clothes
  • Putting in dryer any plush toys your child may sleep with for 20 minutes.
2. Soak hair care products in warm water - soak periodically to kill any lice, items include
  • Brushes / Combs 
  • Hair accessories i.e. headbands / hair ties
3. Use a good Lice Prevent Spray to repel lice

Mario’s Range Lice Prevent Spray is available in the Head Lice pack and is made from natural essential oils. It can be used daily and has no harmful ingredients.

4. Vacuum the floor & upholstery regularly.

Mario's Top 7 tips on head lice

1. HEAD LICE CAN NOT FLY OR JUMP
Head lice are small and have limited leg structure and are wingless so are not able to jump or fly from head to head. Headlice are transmitted by head to head contact or sharing hats, combs, scarves and other objects that may come in contact with hair.
2. HEADLICE CAN ONLY THRIVE ON THE HUMAN SCALP
The insects are attracted to the temperature and humidity of the scalp and feed off blood supply from the scalp. They survive less than 36 hours once they are not in contact with the scalp. It is important to focus treatment therefore on the hair more than household items.
3. CLEAN HAIR DOES NOT MEAN NO HEAD LICE!
Head lice can survive in clean and dirty hair alike. Having great hygiene does not necessarily mean you can not get head lice.
4. HEAD LICE ARE MORE COMMON IN GIRLS
Yes, generally speaking girls are more prone to contracting headlice than boys. Girls generally having longer hair
making it easier for head lice to move from scalp to scalp.
5. ONE ROUND OF TREATMENT IS USUALLY NOT ENOUGH
Its pretty difficult to eliminate every louse and nit with one treatment. Also head lice mature around 10 days after
hatching and are capable of reproducing. Therefore it is important to re-treat the hair 7-10 days after the initial
treatment.
6. HEAD LICE DO NOT SPREAD DISEASE
They may be annoying but they do not communicate or carry any diseases.
7. THERE ARE NON-CHEMICAL WAYS TO TREAT HEADLICE
There are a variety of non-chemical treatments for head lice. Many of these utilise one or a variety of essential oils which work synergistically to help the removal of head lice and their eggs without exposing your child to any potent ingredients.

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