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How To Get Rid Of Head Lice, Lice Nits And Treat Lice Symptoms

By Edited Jul 7, 2014 0 0

Lice Eggs, Head Lice and RID Lice Treatment

Does your child have head lice? Can't get rid of it? Don't panic. If you're looking for a way to get rid of head lice or the cure for head lice, you've come to the right place. While the thought of head lice is enough to make anyone squirm, it's not a reflection of poor hygiene- it just happens. This is especially common in children who attend group day care or are of school age where they are often exposed to other children who may have head lice. Lice are extremely common in school age children, and sometimes, the lice can be resistant to store chemicals. How do you get rid of persistent lice infestations? Read on to find out.

How To Cure Head Lice

The first thing that you will need to do is start washing- everything. Yes, it's a nightmare, but is necessary if you have a persistent lice infestation. Pay special attention to pillows, pillowcases, bed sheets, brushes, combs, stuffed animals, blankets, jackets, clothing, etc. Use a good quality laundry detergent and plenty of hot water and tumble in the dryer. Vacuum. Remove the vacuum bag when you're finished vacuuming and be sure to dispose of the bag outside of your home. As an extra precaution, you might want to take the newly disinfected items and place them in sealed plastic bags until you are completely finished disinfecting.

There are many commercial lice removal products that you can use to control head lice. RID Lice Treatment is one of the most popular brands of lice treatment and is usually effective if used once. However, over time, the lice can build up immunity to this treatment and either the lice or the nits can survive it. One of the most frustrating things about this concept is that you will usually think that you have found the cure for lice, but in reality, they are merely regrouping and getting ready to plan their next attack. If you have resistant head lice, you may need to see your doctor for a prescription treatment.

Natural Head Lice Remedies

If you have a sensitive scalp and are looking for homeopathic head lice treatments or natural lice treatments, please read on. Before bedtime, comb hair carefully to remove knots, making the scalp and individual hairs as accessible as possible. Apply mayonnaise to hair, rubbing it into scalp and ensuring that all hair is covered completely. I favor Hellman's Mayo, but I'm sure any brand will be just as effective. For older children, you may choose to cover hair with a plastic grocery bag to contain the greasiness, for younger children, you can use a safer alternative such as a hair net, or nothing at all. Allow mayonnaise to remain in hair overnight. 

Yes, this will be a messy process, and you probably won't want to have your best silk sheets on the bed for this one. If you have persistent head lice that just won't die, this is the treatment that will save your sanity.

The following morning, rinse and shampoo your hair as you normally would. If your hair still feels greasy, you may wish to shampoo it again to remove any mayonnaise residue. Dry your hair and remove any leftover eggs, nits or dead lice with a lice removal comb. Your lice infestation will be over, and you can deal with more important issues, like how to convince yourself that the itching that you are still experiencing is purely psychological.



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