Lice Treatment

One thing that we do not like to deal with are bugs that feed on our blood. Well, if you do not like those kind of bugs, then you do not like lice. These are a type of parasite that can easily spread from one person to another. In fact, schools are one of the worst places for lice. If one kid in the class room gets it, then you can bet that all the other kids in that school are going to get it too.

Lice can simply spread by coming into close contact with someone that has them or by using their belongings. There are a lot of different types of lice as well. There is head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. The pubic lice is more commonly called crabs, and it can form on pubic hair and eyelashes. The body lice likes to live in the folds of your clothing and in your skin. Last, but not least, is the most common head lice. This is the type of lice that lives on your scalp. Even if you have good hygiene, you can still get lice. When you get lice, you have to make sure that you deal with it in the right way.

Prevalence

Lice is a type of parasite that can affect anyone, and it does! Anyone that has hair can get head lice and will need head lice treatment. No one person gets lice more than other. However, if people do not take care of lice when they get it, then it is possible for lice to just keep coming back.

Symptoms

The symptoms of lice are pretty easy to spot. Most of the time, your first sign is going to be a lot of intense itching. Not only can you feel it (because off the itching), but you can see them too. Whenever you run your hands in your hair, you will be able to see lice eggs falling from your head. Sometimes you can even see them built up on your pillow and whatnot. Most of the time, people mistake the lice eggs for dandruff. You will also have small red bumps on your scalp. This is going to normally be around the neck and shoulders area, however.

Diagnosis

Most of the time, you do not need to go see your doctor. Head lice treatment is something that you can do from home. However, there are a few reasons why you may have to go see your doctor. If shampoo does not kill the lice, if your pregnant, and if you have infections because of scratching too much. Besides that, lice just needs to be cured from home by yourself.

Treatment

The most common head lice treatment is, of course, the use of a shampoo that is made to kill bugs in your hair. Some of the most popular are Nix and Rid. Just simply follow what the box says to do, and you should be able to kill the lice. Not only that, but you are going to have to wash your bed and sheets and anything that you came into contact with. This is to make sure that you do not get the lice again. If you do not wash the stuff that you sleep on, then there is no reason to ever go about getting rid of the lice, because you are just going to get it time and time again.

Home Remedies

If you get lice, then there are some home remedies for lice that you need to try. The first thing that you have to do is buy the shampoo to kill the lice. You should use this shampoo for about seven to ten days. After that, you may want to rinse your hair with vinegar. This can also help get rid of lice. When your hair is wet, a very fine tooth comb can actually remove most of the lice from your hair. Other lice home remedies are going to involve washing your items. This includes stuffed animals, clothing, and bedding. You should also wash hats and things like that in hot soapy water. You should make sure you wash them in water that is at least 130°F. After washing them, dry them on high heat for about 20 minutes. If you are not able to wash an item, then you need to seal that item in an airtight bag for at least two weeks. This will kill the lice as well. Last, but not least, make sure you vacuum the floor and the furniture.

Conclusion

The home remedies that we talked about today are a great way to cure lice. Although home remedies for lice need the help of special shampoos, these home remedies can make sure that you do not have to worry about the lice coming back. Overall, you can see that lice do not cause too much concern. All you have to do is make sure that you take care of the lice as soon as you can.

 

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