Treatment for Lice


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  • Facts and Information about the Dog Louse
  • Prevention, Control, Remedies and Medication for Dogs, Cats, Poultry and Humans
  • Infestation in your home? Need control methods?
  • Pictures, Treatments, Facts and Info about the louse and its lifecycle

There are lots of different species of louse (well over 3000) and these are divided into the suborders Anoplura (for the sucking lice) and Mallophaga (for the chewing lice). Lice that most commonly affect humans are the are body louse (Pediculus humanus corporis ) head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis), and pubic louse (Phthirus pubis ). Our animals and pets can also be infested with various types of lice if they are exposed to infestations or other infected animals. These tiny parasitic insects are wingless (cannot fly) and do not have the ability to hop or jump (like fleas) so they crawl on their six legs to move around. If you have suffered from lice before, then you will be aware that if they are allowed to multiply and get out of control, you may need more than one effective treatment. Acting quickly when a lice infestation is important and treatment should be exercised in a prompt manner.

There are many different forms of treatment for lice and the treatment (s) you choose will need to be in line with the severity of your situation. Should your pets have lice that need treatment you must be targeting the lice with animal-specific products (i.e. dog products mustn't be used on cats or vice versa). Should you or your family be suffering from Pediculosis (human lice), you will need to establish which species they are and the best method of treatment on offer as soon as you can. There are lots of informative pages on our homepage that may help so please navigate back for links to specific types of lice. Treatment of lice will often require hard work and perseverance but you will win, so keep going.

Begin by establishing the source of the infestation and ensure that everyone that has been in close contact to the lice is thoroughly checked. Signs and symptoms differ on each person but some have none at all. This will mean that they are walking around unknowingly and could easily transport them to others, so it is vital everyone is checked and that treatment is applied at the same time (in-synch). Each lice treatment will have its own directions and these should be followed for the best results. You will be able to purchase sprays, powders, pesticides, insecticides, creams, lotions, shampoos, combs or decide to make a home made treatment (to reduce cost). Your local GP/doctor may be able to prescribe a medicated product or you could visit your local drug store or pharmacy. Alternatively, there are lots to purchase on line. Please click on our adverts to buy one.

Treatment of Lice

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Over time, some lice can build up immunities to particular chemicals (insecticides and pesticides), so it may be best to try some natural brands first to see if they do the trick. It is suggested that if you are treating a large area/population for lice regularly each year that pesticides are rotated so it takes lice longer to build up immunity. To make sure the treatment of all lice is applied effectively, you may be required to more than one/two applications stretched over a fort-night, as many products are only capable of targeting the adult lice and not the nits/eggs. As nits/eggs take around 7-10 days to hatch, a follow-up application of the treatment should be employed around 12-14 days later. Procedures for treatment of lice could include, drowning them, 'smothering' them, spraying them, picking them or squashing them. However, caution should always be taken when applying a lice treatment or remedy on pregnant or breast-feeding women and young children, as some treatments simply aren't suitable.



The best way to deal with lice is to try to prevent them infecting you in the first place. There aren't any products that can guarantee 100% that you will not catch lice (such as repellents) but if you learn about what they are, where they're found and how they're caught you may have a better chance of avoiding them altogether. If you need a treatment for a wood louse, book louse, dog louse, cat louse or sea louse infection there are specific pages on our homepage that should have advert links to the appropriate products. General good sanitisation will definitely help - it may not stop lice, as they don't care if somewhere is clean or dirty, but by regularly cleaning and grooming you will have a better chance of spotting a louse infestation before it gets out of hand.

Thousands of people search to find out about different types of parasite treatments. 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 helpful 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 various types of louse and we hope you have located the treatment you may need, be it a comb, lotion, cream, medication or shampoo. Treatments should be sought after quickly and if you have crabs you should seek medical advice so they do not infect others.

Treatment of Lice

Treatment of Lice in Children

  • Combs, Liquids, Lotions, Insecticides and Medication for control
  • Facts and Information about a body louse, head louse, hair louse and pubic louse
  • How do you get nits? Treatments for all types of louse
  • Need treatments for crabs? Find products here
  • Symptoms of nits? Search our information on combs and shampoos
  • What is a louse? Take a look at our picture pages

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