Remedies for Head Lice

 

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Without the use of insecticides
Remedies for head lice are often opted for as an alternative to over the counter treatments which can contain strong and powerful insecticides. There are many head lice remedies however, the effectiveness of each one is open for debate - some people swear by them and others sound like old wives tales. If you don't wish to use chemicals on your head (or your child's) then the below head lice remedies may be worth trying before medicated lotions, sprays, creams, liquids or shampoos. These head lice remedies may end up saving you money and a trip to the shops, so don't be put off by the stories that they smell bad and cause a big mess - if they work then they were a worthwhile risk. For information on lice 'treatments' please visit our best lice treatments page.

The comb
One of the great and effective head lice home remedies is a nit comb (also known as detection comb or lice comb). There are many different brands of nit comb but they are all designed to do the same thing and that is draw the lice or eggs out of the hair for disposing of. The difference between a normal comb and a nit comb is the fine-toothed design closely packed together, which drags the lice out. If you would rather not use any solution to assist in getting rid of lice, then a nit comb, tweezers and your fingers can all be used to pick lice and eggs out of the hair. A magnifying glass and good lighting will also help in this process. Unfortunately this may not be guaranteed to rid you of all the lice, but if conducted thoroughly and repeated several times over a period of days you could see great results. There are also electric comb remedies, operated by batteries which pull the smallest of lice out of the hair and others that apparently electrocute the head lice.

Thick Oil Based Applications
If you are happy to use additional methods as head lice remedies then there's the application of thick and oil based products such as Vaseline, olive oil and even mayonnaise. The idea behind these head lice remedies is that the scalp is completely covered with a thick coating, suffocating the lice and maybe even loosening any nits/eggs that are attached at the base of the hair strands. The application is then covered and kept in place by a fitting shower cap or plastic head wrap for a number of hours. It is suggested that these head lice remedies are applied throughout the night and then thoroughly washed off the next morning. Due to the amount of oil it may take multiple washes before the hair is clean - but that, coupled with a good nit combing should help clear any lice. For further homemade remedies - please visit our home remedy for head lice page.

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Natural ingredients
Other natural head lice remedies that are claimed to be natural or consist of natural ingredients are readily available on-line and at most pharmacies over the counter. These head lice remedies are purposely designed for those who don't want to use chemicals on their heads (or their children's) - so they are sold as suitable for young children, pregnant women - or those with skin complaints such as, dandruff, dermatitis and eczema (such as those products that contain Dimethicone). Fulll Mark's and Ulesfia are head lice remedies that may help. Herbal remedies such as the use of essential oils are also an option (although these are not for everyone - some can be allergic and they should be avoided on younger children) such as citronella, ginger, rosemary, lavender, chamomile, tea tree, lemongrass, peppermint oil, thyme, pennyroyal, sage and eucalyptus.
 

 

 

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Achieving the end goal of completely ridding the head lice is of the upmost importance, so if natural remedies do not cure the problem then it may be best to seek professional advice (from your local GP or nurse) on what remedies there are out there which are safe, strong and reliable. If you follow the directions properly (which will come with the product) then there is a higher chance of success with head lice remedies, but remember only one louse has to be left on the head for the trouble to start over again. Head lice have been around for a very long time and it doesn't look as if they will be disappearing anytime soon. As new chemicals and remedies are devised by different companies, it's worth remembering that our ancestors would have had to deal with lice without the assistance of chemicals and insecticides, so there must be remedies that work. However, each person is different and some cases of head lice are a lot worse than others, so the head lice remedies that work will depend on your individual situation and how severe any infestation is.

Thousands of people search to find out about different strains of head lice and remedies to get rid of them. Fortunately there are so many products available on line, you should be able to find what you want without too much of a problem. We hope that you have found this article a useful guide and that any questions you may have had have been answered. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you are looking to learn more, purchase products or just seek some quiet information. Men, women and children are all affected by these parasites and we hope you have located the treatment you may need, be it a comb, lotion, cream, medication or shampoo. Treatments and remedies should be sought after quickly and if you have pubic-lice you should seek medical advice so the lice cannot be spread or infect others.

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