Hi Friends! Don’t panic or don’t get annoyed by head lice, all you need to do is be thoughtful and have a positive approach treating them.
Yes, you have to take head lice treatment, for that have to approach a doctor.
The doctors usually prescribe a medicated shampoo, cream, or lotion to kill the lice.
These may be over-the-counter or prescription medications, depending on what head lice treatments have already been tried by you at home or by some other doctor or by your self analysis.
Some head lice treatments do not help in completely getting rid of head lice, this may be because the parasites are resistant towards certain chemicals in the shampoo, while some treatments serve the purpose at their best.
Remember to follow the directions of the doctor very carefully. The doctor may suggest for a shampoo which needs to be used in a specific manner and also a special comb which can pull out the lice as well as its nits.
You will realize that this will be very helpful to you. Wetting the hair beforehand is recommended because it temporarily immobilizes the lice and they become easier to comb out.
As itching is the first and foremost symptom of head lice, it is well understood that eradication of head lice and its nits will surely stop this problem of itching but keep in mind that this is a bit time consuming process.
After the head lice treatment has started the itching will start diminishing slowly, say about few days or weeks.
Keep in mind that head lice don’t survive long once they fall off a person. Don’t waste your time in getting rid of them by cleaning up your house.
It’s of no use at all; instead follow the head lice treatment method correctly as individual attention counts more. But in order to avoid risk you can counter check all these
- All the items which cannot be dry washed should be put aside, to avoid direct contact like bed linens, clothing, and stuffed animals and plush toys until the treatment goes on
- Vacuum carpets and any upholstered furniture (in your home or car).
- Don’t use the same medication more than three times on one person. If it doesn’t seem to be working, your child’s doctor may recommend another medication.
- Don’t use more than one head lice medication at a time.
- Soak hair-care products like combs, barrettes, hair ties or bands, headbands, and brushes in rubbing alcohol or medicated shampoo for 1 hour. You can also wash them in hot water or just throw them away.
- Because lice are easily passed from person to person in the same house, other infested family members will also need head lice treatment to prevent the lice from coming back.
- Never use a hair dryer on your child’s hair after applying any of the currently available scalp treatments, because some contain flammable ingredients.
- Before applying lice medication don’t use a cream rinse or shampoo/conditioner combination
- Don’t wash your child’s hair for 1 to 2 days after using a medicated treatment.
So these are some simple steps very handy to follow and which have a great contribution in controlling the head lice. Try them out; for sure you will have a good result.