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Pharmacy order form available to download, fax to 01908 261501



Attractive discounts on larger quantities

5% on 15 - 49 kits

7.5% on 50 - 99 kits

and greater discounts for orders over 100

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Why use the Bug Buster® Kit

This product is of particular value to families to check the outcome of medication for head lice, as recommended in the NHS leaflet The prevention and treatment of head lice. As the leaflet points out, no treatment is sure to kill the eggs, and it is advisable to check for baby lice that can hatch from the surviving eggs. The Bug Buster combs are unsurpassed in their ability to lift out tiny, newly-hatched lice. The Bug Buster Kit is on the drug tariff, part lXA,

HEAD LICE DEVICE, and pharmacies participating in Minor Ailment Schemes may prescribe it in addition to medication. This prevents parents from being taken unaware by the failure of medication. They get to know in time that the infestation needs further treatment to complete eradication. The Bug Buster Kit is also purchased off-the-shelf by parents. Schools recommend it for national head louse detection days, the Bug Busting Days, that our charity organises in partnership with the Departments of Health and Education.

The Bug Buster® Kit

Data sheet


BUG BUSTER® KIT for reliable detection and treatment of head lice without medication, and comfortable removal of nits


Head Lice Device

The Bug Buster Kit contains 3 Bug Buster combs, 1 Nit Buster comb, 1 wide tooth comb, a protective cape, and full instructions on the detection and treatment of head lice using the Bug Busting® wet combing method and subsequent Nit Busting to remove unsightly nits.


The Bug Buster Kit works in combination with ordinary shampoo and ordinary hair conditioner – no additional medicated product is required.


It is reusable by a whole family for louse detection and treatment of infestation.


Clinical particulars – therapeutic indications

To detect and remedy head infestation by systematic elimination of head lice, and, if desired, easy nit removal for cosmetic purposes.


Method of administration

Wash hair with usual shampoo, rinse, apply hair conditioner generously, untangle and straighten hair with wide tooth comb. Pass a Bug Buster comb from roots to tips, section by section, until no more lice are found. Clear the comb of lice between strokes, by wiping both sides on paper towel or rinsing. Typically the time required to cover the whole head ranges from 2 minutes for short, straight hair to 30 minutes for long, frizzy hair. Rinse off conditioner and comb wet hair again with a Bug Buster comb and then the Nit Buster comb. Repeat 3 times at half weekly intervals (a total of 4 sessions in 2 weeks). If re-infestation occurs, recognisable by the presence of full-grown lice at session 2, 3 or 4, further half-weekly sessions must continue, until no full-grown lice have been seen at 3 consecutive sessions. A person who is undergoing Bug Busting will not pass on lice between sessions, but can still catch new lice.

Also used to check the efficacy of any treatment choice 5, 9 and 12/13 days after application.


Marketing authorisation

Registered medical device, ref: CA 006936, 3 May 2001

Sept 2002 Drug Tariff, Part IXA (available on NHS prescription even if not mentioned by name in some editions of the BNF or other formularies, because it is an appliance)


Pip code: 233-1783

Net NHS price = £4.92 from October 2017


Support service

A Help Line service on 01908 561928, provides one-to-one support. A demonstration DVD may be purchased from Community Hygiene Concern. Preview at www.chc.org



Produced on a non-profit making basis by:

Community Hygiene Concern, registered charity no: 1153824 England & Wales + SC047079 Scotland

Unit 22, Darin Court, Crownhill, Milton Keynes, MK8 0AD, Sales / Fax: 01908 261501

Internet: www.chc.org Email: bugbusters2k@yahoo.co.uk

Assembled by MKSNAP, a non-profit project providing support and life and work experience to people with learning difficulties and disabilities.                                                                                               October 2017



*Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee success unless genuine Bug Buster® combs are used following our instructions


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