Treating Head Lice


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Treating Head Lice in Children
Treating head lice can sometimes be an arduous task, but with the right techniques and a little perseverance you should see the head lice disappear fairly quickly. Some products may be better than others, so it may be useful to consult your local doctor's surgery or one of the many forums on-line so you can establish which ways of treating head lice would be most suitable. For the best results when treating head lice, always follow the instructions/directions on the treatment (and if more than one application is necessary, see it through to completion as fresh eggs can hatch up to 10 days later). To confirm a head lice infection that needs treating you must find a living (and moving) louse in the hair. Once confirmed, an effective treating method should be applied immediately to prevent further spread to others.

Treating Head Lice Naturally
A common misperception is that head lice only infest dirty hair (so clean hair doesn't need treating), but this is untrue. Head lice will infest clean or dirty hair and cause discomfort, upset, irritation and often embarrassment (certainly for school children). The good news is head lice do not cause any further illness and are not known to carry disease, unlike some of the other types of lice. There are so many different products to assist you with treating head lice you may feel spoilt for choice. We always recommend buying a metal detection comb to help treating head lice, even if you plan to purchase other products. There are sprays, shampoos, lotions and creams for treating head lice. These can contain natural ingredients or harsh chemicals (pesticides) however some are more suitable than others, so check with friends, family, forums or your local doctor to see which is best.

Treating Head Lice in Adults
When treating head lice, ensure everyone who is infected is treated at the same time. This will mean checking the whole household first to ensure that all head lice are targeted. This is recommended to avoid re-infestation. If you have exposed others at school, at clubs, on the bus or even close friends, neighbours, etc let them know too as they may require treating. Head lice are very common and should not cause embarrassment - it is responsible to alert others that may require treating. It is also worth trying to establish the source of the problem as some people have no signs or symptoms, so go about their normal day infesting others (unknowingly). Remember it's not a witch hunt, but treating does need to place in unison so its worth working together to achieve a common goal. Try not to point the finger of blame!

Treating Head Lice in Children

treating hair lice
When treating head lice it is always helpful to have a nit/detection comb. These combs have fine close packed teeth that help draw head lice (and sometimes eggs/nits) out of the hair, as well as make the detection process easier. Begin by thoroughly washing the hair with an ordinary shampoo, damp dry it and then apply a generous helping of conditioner to make it slippery. Brush out any tangles or knots and ensure whoever is being treated is in a comfortable position. For children, this is often in front of the TV. Work round the whole head in sections, starting at the scalp and combing the full extent of the hair to the tip before cleaning the comb off with a paper towel or in a bowl of soapy hot water. Repeat the process until the whole head is covered. This is known as wet combing or bug busting and may help remove a lot of lice before any further treating takes place.



Treating Head Lice with olive oil
Treating head lice can then take place using home made remedies, such as smothering with mayonnaise, Vaseline or olive oil or by purchasing products on-line, over the counter at your local pharmacy or drug store, or for those with young children/babies, pregnant or breast-feeding you may wish to consult your doctor. There is a wealth of ideas throughout this website and links to multiple ways of treating head lice. Washing all affected clothing (head gear), bedding and disposing of infected hair brushes may help prevent the head lice returning. Learning about what head lice are and how they're caught will give you and your children a far better chance of avoiding and preventing them. This may save you time, effort and money so is well worth it. Look out for our free pamphlet on how to check for head lice and good luck.

Home Remedies for Treating Head Lice

Thousands of people search to find out about different types of louse and how 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 nits and require treating. We hope you have located the treatment you may need, be it a comb, lotion, cream, medication or shampoo. Treatments and relevant remedies should take place quickly and if you have crabs you should seek medical advice so they cannot be spread to/or infect others.

Treating Head Lice

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