Monday, 21 November 2016

Head Lice Treatment

Head lice are tiny brown or grey insects that cling to hairs but adhere to scalp where they feed off. They lay eggs that hatch after seven to 10 days. It takes some time for new lice to hatch louse and grow into adult. Nits are an empty white egg shells that are left on scalp. They are often mistake with dandruff. Nits adhere strongly to your hair, which are not easy to brush off.
Checking head lice is not easy. They are difficult to notice just by looking in the hair or scalp. The best way to check is comb the hair with a detection comb. Experts advise people to do this at least once in a week. This can be helpful if you are in contact with people who have head lice or if you experience it recurrently.

Detection Comb Method

For Wet Hair

Usually, it takes 10 to 15 minutes to check the head, depending on the hair thickness and length. Before using the detection comb, wash your hair with a quality shampoo, rinse and apply conditioner, and then comb your hair with a normal comb to overcome tangles. Detection comb is a special fine-teethed comb that is available at any online pharmacy store. Use it carefully; make sure the teeth of the detection comb touches the scalp. Now, draw the comb toward the tips of the hair.
After each stroke, just check for any lice with the help of a magnifying glass. If you notice any lice, wipe the detection comb with a tissue to rinse it. After completing with whole head, wash out the conditioner and repeat the procedure to check for any remaining lice.

For Dry Hair

Untangle the hair with an ordinary comb or brush. Once your hair gets free, use detection comb and follow the procedure mentioned in wet hair. Comb every section at least three to four times. If you notice any nits, just trap it with your thumb. This prevents the risk of louse being repulsed. Continue combing until your whole scalp is completely combed.

Head Lice Treatment

If you have frequent head lice problem, see a GP or pharmacist who can advise you hair and scalp treatment. The treatment usually depends on your personal preferences and the kind of treatment you tried before. Effective medicines are available in the form of topical solutions and spray gels. They help clear head lice if used aptly. Head lice are highly communicable and one should always look for them with a detection comb. If detected, one should immediately go for head lice treatment. At the same time, other family members should be treated; this helps prevent spreading.

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