How To Treat Your Child’s Head Lice
Is your child having head lice? Do you want to cure this problem? This is very common problem among the children especially in girls. Most of the parents complain about that their child has recurrent lice. No matter how lengthy the problem goes on, having lice can definitely be very distressing, if anyone can get them. Therefore, today in this article we are giving you some tips to treat your child’s head lice problem.
School aged children’s are more susceptible to head lice problem. Having head lice are not a disease schools as well as parents need to keep this in outlook. If you want to get rid of your child’s head lice then the only way is to kill them. Head louse is very small, 3 mm long with 6 thin legs which runs between human hairs. Lice are highly contagious and therefore it can easily transmit between the children in the similar class as well as in family. Minute quantities of blood are sucked by lice for nursing himself in every few hours.
Symptoms of head lice:
Here we are giving some signs of head lice and they are as follows;
1. Itching and scraping:
- This is the first indication of head lice. Mostly the head lice seen on the nape of the neck as well as behind the ears.
- Itching is portion of an inflammatory reaction and it occurs due to the reaction with saliva dropped when a louse bites.
- In some children itching is early detected and the sensitivity of your child’s skin is also responsible for the early itching.
2. Lice nits:
- Lice lay nits on the hair shaft which are tiny, yellow, tan, or brown dots before they hatch. Sometime it also looks like dandruff.
3. Adult lice and nymphs (baby lice):
- The adult lice are also small like a sesame seed which is shadowy, white or tan.
- Nymphs are very smaller and developed adult lice nearby 1 to 2 weeks later they hatch.
4. Small, red thumps or wounds from scratching:
- The irritation is very severe in some children’s and more troublesome rashes are settled.
- Due to extreme scraping bacterial infection occurs such as the skin looks red as well as tender. Sometimes there is crusting and also discharges along with swollen lymph glands also observed.
- Head lice spread when people are in close contact when heads are close together, when you wear an affected person’s hat or scarf, or when you use an affected person’s comb or hair brush.
- Body lice or pubic lice are rare in children. They can be extent via clothing or linen, and don’t basically indicate sensual contact.
Treatment of hair lice:
There are many treatments to counter hair lice and they are as follows;
- If you catch lice, specialistsguide you to treat them with over-the-counter antiseptic shampoos called pediculicides oranti-lice shampoo.(Resulting from chrysanthemums). The best common pediculicides are useful for dry hair, left on for 10 minutes, and then washed off.
- Before treating one family member, crisscross others in the home for bugs. Parents should also rinsebedclothes or outfit used by anybody with lice in the 48 hours earlieraction to kill any lice.
- For the cure, you can also apply wet-combing with a dedicated, fine-toothed, metallic lice comb as well as hair conditioner.
- If your child is small then you should avoid the medicinal treatment by removing the lice by your hands.
- Twice treatment is very necessary after 10 days of first treatment.
- At home you can also create a mixture of beeswax and different essential oils like lavender, tea tree, geranium, and rosemary oil. Then liquefy numerous tablespoons of beeswax, allow it to cool and then add 10 drops of all oils.
- Scrub a little lavender oil into the hair and scalp every few days up to you’re sure that they’re lice free. This method is very helpful because it not only kills remaining lice but also stop re-infestation
Have you faced the problem of head lice in your child?
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