Kwell spearheads “Kwella sa Es-Kwella at Komunidad” campaign

While Head Lice infestations are most common in school-age children, this problem can affect anyone at any age regardless of personal habits.

Even Sherilyn Reyes-Tan (a celebrity mom) shared her story when she exhibited symptoms of pediculosis in her childhood---including the unsafe practice of using kerosene as a home lice remedy to kill the lice so that they can be easily combed out.

There’s a lot of misinformation about lice infestation and Kwell aims to set the record straight when it comes to head lice diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Lice infestation often keads to irritability at bedtime due to unbearable itching.

Pediculosis presents a negative impact on children’s self- confidence. It is one of the causes of absenteeism, loss of concentration, attentiveness and poor academic performance.  It   is imperative that parents take action to treat them right away and keep the worry of lice at bay.

It is a good thing that there's an over-the-counter head lice treatment shampoo (Pyrethrin) Kwell, formulated by Aspen Corporation.  Permethrin is a medication used to treat scabies and lice. It is applied to the skin as a cream or lotion.  Pyrethroids are synthetic chemicals that act like natural extracts from the chrysanthemum flower. Permethrin is often used in a number of ways to control insects

When it comes to lice treatment, there is Permethrin (Kwell) Shampoo, the medicated shampoo for the treatment of head lice and their eggs (kuto at lisa) and prevention for those at risk.

How to use Permethrin (Kwell) Shampoo

It is applied to the wet hair scalp, left on for 10 minutes. Make sure that all parts of the head, hair and scalp and even the back of the ears and neck are treated. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly after.  Rinse off and Dry the hair by using a towel. If other members of the family have lice, treat them as well with Permetrhin (Kwell) to avoid the spread of lice. 

Use it once to get rid of lice.  Often, a second insecticide treatment is recommended after the first application as the life cycle is about seven days from the laying of the eggs to the hatching.  This ensures that no nits have been left and that’s it. No need to do maintenance washes.

Kaya, Dito ka na sa Aprubado! Sa Permethrin (Kwell), Isang Hugas. Kuto Todas!

Bloggers were invited last May 9, 2018 at SEDA BGC Hotel. by Aspen Philippines.

As part of Aspen Philippines' “Kwella sa Es-Kwella at Komunidad” program, they see the use of spcial media to effectively disseminate information and spread E-education to more Filipino families. By raising awareness on the causes and eradication and prevention of head lice among children and family members.  they hope to assist more parents, school administrators, teachers, guardians and community staff in propagating proper head hygiene among Filipino families.

 “Kwella sa Es-Kwella at Komunidad” was established in 2013 as a response to the Dept. of Education’s (DepEd) need for information campaign on proper hygiene and treatment for pediculosis (head lice). For the past 4 years, Aspen Philippines has conducted series of educational tours. In 2017, we have visited 630 schools, participated by about 12,000 students, teachers, school staff and parents.

In 2015, Aspen Philippines was awarded by Aspen Asia the Asia’s Community Involvement Award for our delousing activity of 150 children in Barangay Barangka, Mandaluyong City. Permethrin (Kwell) is the Number One head lice treatment certified by IMS Health.

The above program was institutionalized by Aspen Philippines as a result of the 2012 DepEd and University of the Philippines (UP) statistics which revealed that pediculosis (head lice) is ranked as the 2nd most common ailment among public school children aged 7-12 years old. Based on DepEd data, almost 9M or 84% of students are afflicted with head lice.