Head Lice produce eggs that are yellow/white colored, shaped like an oval and so small that it is difficult to see them with the naked eye. They can be easily be mistaken for flakes of dandruff.
The head lice live on the head and place their eggs, or nits, along the hair shafts or along the edges of clothing. In about a week head lice will hatch and soon start multiplying again.
Who Gets Head Lice?
Anyone can get head lice and their nits, but it is more often seen in girls around the ages of three to 12. The reason girls are more likely to get head lice is because their hair is longer and offers more protection.
Symptoms of Head Lice
One of the symptoms of head lice is constant scratching of the head or tiny sores that appear on the scalp, behind the ears, along the shoulders and on the nape of the neck.
Head Lice and their Nits are very contagious and are usually passed along from one person to the next. This is one of the reasons that kids get head lice so easily; when they play their heads often come into contact with each other. Sharing things like combs, clothing, pillows, towels and hairbands are also an easy way to spread head lice and nits.
Getting Rid of Head Lice
There are plenty of ways to go about getting rid of head lice. You can buy shampoos and lotions OTC (Over The Counter) at the drugstore. These types of products usually come with a comb that is specially designed to sweep away the head lice and nits. Be careful because these types of products are harsh because they are actually insecticides. Make sure you take a close look at what the base is. They are usually either water or alcohol.
If you have a skin condition or have allergies then you should try the water based type of head lice killer. If you are wary of using strong chemicals on your child’s head then you can try herbs to get rid of the head lice problem. Neem, Rosemary and Lavender are all good at driving off the head lice, reducing inflammation and keeping the area free of germs and other intruders. Tea Tree Oil is also good to use and can be found in many different types of natural shampoos.
One last herb that you can try for head lice is Rose Geranium which has been shown to prevent another attack and help to get the sticky nits loose from their locations. Make sure that you check the rest of the family and quickly change all bedding should a head lice nit infestation break out. It is very easy for an entire family to become infected with head lice. Often times, everyone in the family ends up with them!
Naturally Get Rid of Lice
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