People, particularly women, worry about having a bad hair day. Actually there’s something worse than having unmanageable hair. That something is head lice.
What is Head Lice?
Head lice are tiny insects living on your head’s scalp. It’s actually tiny eggs that can easily be mistaken for hair dandruff or flakes. You know it’s neither of these because it doesn’t flake off your scalp like dandruff or flakes do.
Head lice can also be found in the eyebrows and eyelashes.
Head lice can live for as long as 30 days on a human’s scalp. Their eggs can also live long – for more than two weeks.
Contacting Head Lice
It should be clearly noted that despite popular beliefs, head lice has nothing to do with a person’s social status.
Head lice are spreadable through close contact, especially amongst children. This is because children are in often in close interaction; thus, making it easy for a child with lice to spread it.
Additionally, head lice can also spread in the following ways:
- Touching the clothing or bedding of someone who has lice
- Sharing towels, brushes, combs, or hats with someone who has lice
Head Lice Symptoms
- Intense scalp itching (this is due to the lice sucking blood from the scalp).
- Small bumps that are red and crusty looking. These bumps are on the scalp, neck, and shoulders.
- Small white specks that are at the hair root (the scalp). These specks, which are eggs, are hard to get rid of.
Fortunately these head lice symptoms don’t lead to serious medical conditions nor does it spread diseases.
How to Getting Rid of
Although head lice can be hard to see, you still need to get rid of it. Failure to do so will only worsen the infestation; as a consequence, becoming more spreadable.
So to get rid of head lice, take the following tips:
- Wash all your clothes and bed linens in detergent and hot water.
- Use lice treatment shampoo.
Lice treatment shampoo destroys up to 99% of lice on contact. It’s non-toxic as well as pesticide free. Your hair is left with a refreshing peppermint scent.
This kind natural shampoo is safe enough to use as often as needed. Furthermore, it’s safe for the environment and has never been tested on animals.
With the proper head lice treatment, you can kill lice. If, however, this problem returns, and you’re suffering with red, tender skin, you could have an infection. This is the time to visit your medical doctor immediately.Read More