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Friday, October 16, 2015

How do you get rid of head lice?

What is head lice?


Head lice are small, drab gray insects. They feed on the blood of people. An infestation with head lice can not hurt. It gives a lot of lice itch.

Head lice are in the hair, and sometimes the eyebrows, the eyelashes or beard. The eggs of lice are called nits. They are firmly glued to the hair. Nits are yellowish-white and resemble dandruff. After seven days, the eggs hatch. The new lice lay then again new eggs and so on.

Children often suffer from head lice than adults. Head lice are highly contagious. The lice spread like the hair of a child with head lice come in contact with hair of another child. It is not scientifically proven that lice also spread in other ways, such as jackets, scarves and hats on a rack. Children can infect each other as they use each comb, brush or hair clips.

Does your child have lice? Let us know in the school or nursery. Other parents can monitor their child and possibly treat. This will prevent the children becoming infected each other. Your child may be just to keep going to school or nursery.

Many parents are ashamed of head lice in their child. But lice are not a sign of poor hygiene. Lice also sit on clean hair!

How do you get rid of head lice


Fight against head lice


The best way to combat head lice with special combs. Which you can buy at the pharmacy. With a lice comb, you can quickly see whether there are lice in the hair. By combing retrieve only the lice away.

To get rid of head lice, you need the hair for two weeks every day combing with a nit comb. Wash hair with shampoo first and then do conditioner into the hair. Rinse it does not matter, that makes combing easier. Comb the hair with the nit comb and rinse the conditioner out. Clean the comb then clean with soap and dry it.

Combs must therefore always. Additionally, you can treat the lice and nits with a lice agent. There are several means, for example demeticon, malathion or permethrin. You can buy them without a prescription at the pharmacy or pharmacy. There are shampoos and lotions. The lotions usually work best. With such a lubricating lotion after washing the hair throughout the scalp. The agent must withdraw before the rinse. Before it dries hair, you should remove the eggs with a nit comb. This is easier if you use conditioner.

Always follow the instructions in the package insert of the anti-lice agent.
Head lice can become resistant (resistant) for shampoos and lotions. The treatment then has no or less effect.
It is not necessary to the hugs, the scarf and other stuff from your child to wash. Head lice spreads only through the hair.

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