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Get Rid Of Head Lice At Home

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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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Anyone who comes in close contact with someone who already has Head Lice, or even their contaminated clothing and other belongings, is at risk of acquiring Head Lice. So it is easy to transmit Head Lice from one person to another. Preschool and elementary - school children and their families are infected most often. Girls contract head lice more often than boys, and women contract more head lice than men. There are three forms of lice, namely Nit, nymph, and adult louse. Nit: Nits are lice eggs. Nits are hard to see and are often confused with dandruff or hair - spray droplets. Nits are found firmly attached to the hair shaft. They are oval shaped, 2 - 3 mm in length and usually yellow to white in color. It takes about a week to hatch. Nymph: Nit hatches into baby louse called nymph. It looks like an adult Head louse but is smaller. Nymphs mature into adults about seven days after hatching. To live, nymph must feed on human blood. Adult: adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed, has six legs, and is tan to grayish - white in color. In people with dark hair, adult louse look darker. Females lay nits; they are usually larger than males. Adult Lice can live up to 30 days on person's head. To live, adult lice need to feed on human blood. If louse falls off person, it dies within two days. Life cycle: Nits hatch into nymphs, which become full - grown lice. In order to produce more nits, adult lice must mate. Head Lice can be detected by looking closely through hair and scalp for Nits, nymphs, or adults. Locating nymph or adult may be difficult; there are usually only a few of them, and they can move quickly from searching for fingers. However, presence of Nits close to the scalp confirms that person is infest. If nits are located more than inch from the scalp, infestation is probably old one. If you are not sure whether or not a person has Head Lice, diagnosis should be made by a health care professional, school nurse, or professional from the local health department or agricultural extension service. Nits of head lice are easily visible with a microscope. Dr. Ioffe - Uspensky performed a study that showed that using louse Comb was better than visual inspection alone when screening for lice infestations. For effective elimination of Head Lice, infest individual,s family members that are also infest, and home must all be treat. It is important to remember that treatment should only be started if there are clearly live lice identify. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics in recent clinical report, ideal treatment of lice should be safe, free of toxic chemicals, readily available without prescription, easy to use, effective and inexpensive.

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Lice Treatment Medications

Lice removal kit may be used alone to remove and / or kill head lice and nits. After rinsing product from hair and scalp, use a fine - toothed comb or lice removal kit to remove dead lice and nits. Apply drug treatment only to scalp and hair attached to the scalp and not to other body hair. Before treating young children, talk with child doctor or your pharmacist to recommend treatments based on the children's age and weight. Use medication exactly as direct on label and never more often than direct unless advised by your health care professional. Use treatments on children only under direct supervision of adult. How to Help Prevent Getting Head Lice source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Good lice treatment back-up player

If you have young children in school, youve probably worry about them picking up lice. Estimate 6 to 12 million people deal with this itchy problem every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new Consumer Reports nationally representative survey of 2 016 US adults found that among those with children under the age of 18, 21 percent say that someone in their home has had lice within the past five years. That means their presence on your childs head does constitute a medical emergency. Still, lice are distressing, and their bites cause intense itching, which can lead to sores and possible secondary infections. You may have heard the term super lice. Latelysuper, lice are just like regular lice except that they have acquired genetic mutations that make them resistant to plant - derive insecticides called pyrethrins and their synthetic cousins, pyrethroids. These are active ingredients in many over - counter lice treatment shampoos. Research suggests that super lice are becoming almost ubiquitous, says Michael Hansen, ph. D, CR's senior scientist. That can make treating Head Lice infestation tricky. Here, we explain how to protect your family from lice, plus what treatments you should turn to in case a family member picks up lice.

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Step 2: Contain the Problem

The Comb - out method can be used to help check for nits and head lice or to help remove nits and head lice after head lice treatment. However, comb - out method usually doesn't work on its own to get rid of head lice. Step 1: Wet your child's hair. Step 2: Use a fine - tooth comb and comb through your child's hair into small sections. Step 3: After each comb - through, wipe the comb on a wet paper towel. Examine your scalp, comb, and paper towel carefully. Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you 've combed through all of your child's hair.


What are head lice?

Regular checks for head lice are a good way to spot head lice before they have time to multiply and infest your child's head. Seat your child in a brightly lit room. Part hair. Look for crawling lice and for nits on your child's scalp section at time. Live lice are hard to find. They avoid light and move quickly. Nits will look like small white or yellow - brown specks and be firmly attached to hair near scalp. The easiest place to find them is at hairline at back of the neck or behind the ears. Nits can be confused with many other things, such as dandruff, dirt particles, or hair spray droplets. The way to tell the difference is that nits are firmly attached to hair, while dandruff, dirt, or other particles are not. Use a fine - tooth comb to help you search the scalp section by section.

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