|Getting Rid of Lice Index|
- Getting rid of Lice - Detection with the best methods and treatment with the best products
- Get rid of Head Lice! Info about Combs, Lotions, Liquids, Insecticides and Medication
- Facts and Information about different ways of Treating Head Lice
- Prevention, Control, Treatment, Remedies and Medication for Dogs, Cats, Poultry and Humans
- Infestation in your home? House or body-lice? Need Control? Treating Lice with Olive Oil!
- Pictures, Treatments, Facts and Info about Lice, their Life Cycle and how they infect us!
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!