It’s hard to take in that one tiny parasitic monster can cause as much trouble-lice. What’s even worse is it is difficult to eliminate it completely. If you’re a parent that has a child with this issue, have you tried home remedies for lice yet?
What are lice?
These are parasitic animals that flourish in the human hair and feeds on the blood in the scalp. It’s truly a very common condition for youngsters aged 3 to 12. And since women have longer, thicker hair, their hair is a better breeding ground for these parasites.
These aren’t actually dangerous as they don’t spread any sort of disease. But these may be easily transferred especially once you share combs and other possessions. It causes severe itching and harsh scratching which can result in inflammation and wounds.
Although they are small, they are readily seen. If your child is continually scratching their head, assess their mind for signs of crawling parasites or search for their eggs (also called nits) that adhere itself into the hair strands. These eggs look like dandruff but they can’t be removed should you shake them off.
About Lice’s Eggs
These eggs usually hatch a week or two after it’s been laid. If it’s still ripe, it appears yellow-ish with brownish dots. But it appears white or clear following the hatching period.
After hatching, the parasites are generally found behind the ears, on the scalp and the nape area. Contrary to popular belief, they can’t be found on your eyebrows or lashes as they’re too large to flourish in too little hair.
If the head is already infested with these parasites, you can seek advice from your physician. It’s even better to allow the school staff know of the state to have the other kids treated. Even if your kid gets rid of it, there’s a significant chance he can still grab it when other kids aren’t treated.
There are over-the-counter medicated shampoo and cream which are specially formulated to kill this parasite. However, this sort of treatment doesn’t immediately eliminate the itching. Some parents use small-toothed combs to separate the lice from the hair and take off the nits.
Home remedies for lice
Some parents use these as they’re shown to be effective in getting rid of these parasites. Here are the 3 most popular herbal and home remedies:
Try using rosemary
This herb kills the parasite and keeps it from coming back. If the mind is heavily infested, consider mixing about 30 drops of lavender oil and two tbsp of olive oil. Rub this mixture in your mind, cover with shower cap, leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.
You might also try neem oil to interfere with the development and the creation of these parasitic monsters. It’s natural insecticidal properties so that it really can help.
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Try using 3 tablespoons of olive oil with a teaspoon of tea tree oil and a teaspoon of the oil of eucalyptus. Massage it to your scalp and leave it on for thirty minutes under a shower cap and then rinse it off after.
Give these treatments a try and you can see for yourself that they’re indeed powerful and safe to use.