Head Lice

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Head lice are small insects that stay in hair. Nits are the empty egg cases affixed to hair that head lice hatch from. The only way to make sure somebody has head lice is to discover a real-time louse by brushing their hair with a special fine-toothed comb. The major therapies are: lotions or sprays that eliminate head lice, these can be very efficient, however some aren't appropriate for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for children under 2; getting rid of head lice with a specifically created comb, this appropriates for every person but needs to be duplicated numerous times and can take a long period of time to do extensively. Once detached from the hair, head lice will usually die within 12-24 hours. Sprays and creams do not stop head lice and should only be used if a real-time louse has been found in your or your child's hair. Adult lice are about the size of sesame seeds. Lice and nits are found on or near the scalp, usually at the neckline and behind the ears. Head lice are parasites, and they require to feed on human blood to survive. They are among the 3 types of lice that survive on people. The other two types are body lice and pubic lice. Each type of lice is various, and getting one type does not indicate that you will get another type. Lice move by creeping, since they can not jump or fly. Individual health and tidiness have absolutely nothing to do with getting head lice. Head lice do not spread disease. Children ages 3-11 and their families get head lice most frequently. This is due to the fact that children frequently have neck and neck call while playing together. People catch head lice from direct head-to-head call with another person that has head lice. There are other factors why your scalp might feel scratchy. Some people that have a head lice invasion do not itch. It is possible to have head lice and not really feel the requirement to damage your head. Similar to this: The most convenient and most effective way to locate head lice is to use the conditioner and comb therapy regular. This includes: Step 1, Comb hair conditioner onto completely dry, brushed hair. Step 3, Wipe the conditioner from the comb onto a paper towel or tissue.

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