Sa Kwell, #IsangHugasKutoTodas

During summer, one of the common problem in childhood is Kuto or Lice especially when kids come out to play. According to 2012 DepEd & University of the Philippines (UP) statistics 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. While it seems like a small problem, 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. 

One of Aspen’s healthcare programs called “ 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.

That is why it is imperative that we treat them right away and make our kids enjoy school without the worry of lice. 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. 

Kwell, available in 30ml (P122) and 60ml (P234.50)

How to use Permethrin (Kwell) Shampoo: 

Wet the Hair Shake the bottle/open the sachet. 
Place an ample amount of Permethrin (Kwell) shampoo and lather it in the hair thoroughly. 
Make sure that all parts of the head, hair and scalp and even the back of the ears and neck are treated. 
Leave for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly after. 
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. Permethrin (Kwell) also is more economical. Use it once to get rid of lice then repeat after 7 days to make sure 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!

And to make sure your kids' kuto don't come back, remind them not to share their combs, brushes, towels, hair pins, hats, hair bands with other kids. And remember, to check other households for lice regularly. 

Aspen Philippines aims to make high-quality branded medicines available to Filipino patients at affordable cost. In the Philippines, Aspen Consumer Healthcare’s portfolio includes Permethrin (Kwell) for head lice & scabies; Dequalinium Chloride (Dequadin) for sore throat; Valda Pastilles for soothing & cooling the throat; and Bio-Oil for scar, stretchmark and uneven skin tone. As part of their healthcare services is to reach out to consumers in various touch points to share our products’ offerings. They conduct nationwide school, community and industrial tours to create health awareness among Filipinos and their families. 


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