Signs Of headlice

 

 

  • Itchiness and scratching
  • Occurs behind the ears, back of the scalp and neck. Scratch marks or rash in these areas can be a sign of headlice but not all children complaint of itchiness.
  • White Specks (Nits or Eggs)
  • These are stuck firmly to the base of the hair but empty egg cases can be found 1cm from the scalp.
  • Lice on the scalp
  • Very tiny and difficult to see, may need a magnifying glass. However, adult lice can be found using a fine tooth lice comb and combing wet hair over a sheet of white paper. Treatments At have a great range of products to treat headlice infestations. We have headlice shampoos and creams, either 100% natural such as Moov, Paranit, chinese whisper or Electric Blue, or pesticide base such as Paraplus,, A-Lices,Parasidose.

 Tips:

  • Always check the instructions on headlice shampoo as some needs to be applied to dry hair
  • Products which require damp hair, first slightly towel dry to remove excess water.
  • Do use a conditioner before headlice treatment and towel dry head only as some products maybe heat sensitive
  • Some products may require a second treatment
  • Prevent treatments from getting into eyes by using a face cloth or towel
  • Use treatments for the correct period of time as stated on the product instructions
  • Use a fine tooth comb afterwards, this is very important as this helps to kill any lice that survives, remove dead ones and removes the nits(eggs). Comb each section of the head at a time so that all areas of scalp is covered.
  • Repeat the treatments in 7 days, to killed eggs that may have survived and hatched.
  • If the eggs cannot be remove by fine combing then try buying a headlice conditioner which is formulated to help the eggs to slide off the hair shaft. Another simple and less expensive method is to buy cider vinegar from your supermarket or grocery store and keep dipping your lice comb into it then comb the hair which has resistant nits attached to it.
  • Remember to wash hair ties, hats, brushes also.
  • Try not share combs or hair brushes
  • If your child have long hair then tie it back so that it will not have contact with other childrens hence lessen the spread of lice
  • You can use tea tree oil shampoo as preventative measures or maybe a few drops of concentrated tea tree oil in your normal shampoo.
  • It is now quite common for headlice to become resistant to certain products or ingredients so alternating with different products each time may help to lessen this.
  • Always treat Headlice shampoos as Poison, SO KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN