Home Remedies to get rid of lice
There are a few things you should keep in mind when dealing with head lice. While they can spread, they do not transmit disease, which does not mean that you or your children are “unclean” in any way. What you need to do is use lice comb to get get rid of lice, the nits, nymphs from your child’s hair. If your child has just returned from the night with friends and the responsible parent has told you that one of the children has lice, don’t panic. You’d likely recognize the problem soon enough. You can easily style your child’s hair every morning and night for three weeks. You can combine the hairstyle with some simple home treatments. In this article, you’ll learn about how you can get ride of lice. First, let’s start with the symptoms and signs.
Symptoms of Lice
- Severe itching of the scalp, body, or genital area.
- Tickling from hair movement.
- Lice on the scalp, body, clothing, pubic or other body hair.
- Adult nits can be the size of a sesame seed or slightly larger. Small Louse eggs (nits) on hair shafts can be hard to see because they are small. They are easier to spot around the ears and neck. Nits can be confused with dandruff, but unlike dandruff, they are not easily recognized.
- Wounds on the scalp, neck, and shoulders. Scratches can cause small red bumps that can sometimes become infected with bacteria.
- Bite marks, especially around the waist, groin, thighs, and pubic area.
Home remedies are methods to smother lice without going to the doctor. Using home remedies that work is probably preferable when putting harsh chemicals on your child’s head. Read on to find out which home remedies to try and what to avoid.
Learn about how the available lice treatments work
The first thing you need to do to get get rid of lice is using over-the-counter (OTC) treatment, usually a shampoo. Most over-the-counter lice treatments don’t kill nits, so you may need a second application to kill nymphs after they hatch. Some over-the-counter lice treatments use pyrethrins as the active ingredient in flowers of the Compositae family (Asteraceae), such as chrysanthemums, also known as mothers or chrysanthemums. If your child is allergic to these, they may also be allergic to treatments using pyrethrins.
Buy a fine-tooth comb.
Fine tooth combs are the gold standard for lice removal. You need to do this along with almost all other treatments. First, comb the hair section by section with a special comb such as the Terminator comb to remove lice and nits. After styling, use a magnifying light to find and distinguish stray ones. Regardless of what type of product (to kill lice) you use, combing out is critical. You can’t get rid of nits until you’ve collected every last egg.
Combing all of your hair from the scalp to the ends when wet with a fine-tooth comb can remove lice and some eggs. It can be repeated every three to four days for a few weeks until no more lice are found.
Wash hair with shampoo
Start treatment with a delousing shampoo. Various over-the-counter options are available. Follow the directions on the package. The shampoo may need to stay on the scalp for a few minutes. After washing, the infected person should put on clean clothes. Machine wash in hot water or a hot dryer will kill lice. Dressing in dirty clothes can help the lice return to the head and return to infect the scalp.
Use Dimethicone 4
Dimethicone 4 percent (4%) lotion is a very effective lice treatment that your family doctor can prescribe. You only need to apply them to your child’s head twice, with a week between each application. Treating Lice with Dimethicone Lotion Some supermarket and drug store lice shampoos become less effective because they have developed resistance. Dimethicone is not an insecticide. It kills lice by suffocating and interfering with the lice’s ability to regulate water. As with other products, lice are unlikely to develop resistance.