Six to twelve million kids in the U.S suffer from a serious case of head lice every year. The frustrating itch is equally annoying for both children as well as parents who try to free their child’s heads of these parasites.
Commonly known methods to get rid of lice are prescription shampoos which can be toxic and harmful for children, or over the counter treatments that come with the risk of ineffectiveness as lice have become resistant to these solutions. What happens then? More frustration!
Here are a few things we’ve put together that might help you understand how to get rid of head lice.
Like every situation in life, you need to first understand who or what you’re fighting before you try to bring it down. Understanding head lice can be disgusting for sure, but it can also help reduce your fear of them. Too often, we’re told exaggerated, untrue versions of the reality and tend to feel afraid.
Lice are basically just parasites that need a host to provide them with living space. That host is usually one of us or our poor little children since lice can only survive on human scalp with hair. They make themselves right at home in our hair and feed on our scalp to stay healthy. These evil parasites have six claws that they attach to the hair closest to the scalp, to make the blood sucking process easier.
So this probably sounds extremely frightening and daunting. But don’t worry; there are plenty of ways to get rid of them.
Very often it so happens that what we actually assume to be lice eggs turns out to be harmless dandruff.
The first obvious symptom of head lice is itchiness or a feeling that something is moving in your hair. You might also find tiny red bumps on your neck or scalp because of the excessive scratching.
Check for lice by doing a vigilant check on your child’s head. In fact, try to do this once a week even when you don’t suspect any lice infestation. Itching usually begins about five to six days after the evil little critters make themselves comfortable.
As stated above, we’ve already established that prescription and over the counter solutions are mostly toxic and ineffective; and we could really do without any more toxic relationships.
The other popular method is trial and error of home remedies which are honestly more bizarre than effective. Mayonnaise is our favorite but honestly, we’d prefer it on our sandwiches rather than our scalps.
Your best bet would be to head over to a professional lice removal clinic to get your scalp treated by an expert lice doctor. If you want to save yourself the hassle or awkwardness of going over somewhere to get your lice removed, you can call over a professional team for in-home lice removal services like Lice Troopers.
Our team of professional experts guarantees natural, non-toxic and chemical-free treatments to keep you lice free in the comfort of your own homes!
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