HOME REMEDIES LICE


We are often asked about home remedies lice. One of the biggest mistakes we see in treatment is trying home remedies for head lice. 

Many people spend months trying home remedies for head lice like mayonnaise, tea tree oil, listerine, olive oil, vinegar, rubbing alcohol, kerosene, or even gasoline. Unfortunately, home remedies lice rarely work. Some of them are dangerous and can damage your scalp. While you are wasting time using them, the lice infestation will worsen and possibly spread to others. It is important to start effective treatment immediately. You need to use a safe and effective treatment, not a lice home remedy that won’t help.

Head lice, also called pediculus humanus capitis, are parasitic insects that are found on people’s heads. Having head lice is very common. It is estimated that 6-12 million people in the USA get head lice every year. Lice are also known as louse.

Adult female lice lay eggs, called nits. These nits are attached to the base of the hair shaft, closest to the scalp. The nits are often confused for dandruff. After a week or so, the nit hatches into a baby louse called a nymph. Nymph’s look like adult louses, but are smaller. They become an adult in 10 days, and as an adult live for about 30 days. To live, nymphs and adult lice must feed on blood. If the louse falls off a person and cannot feed, it will die within 2 days.

Fortunately, there is a very safe and effective lice treatment. It is all natural, contains no harsh chemicals, and kills all lice and their eggs (nits) in just one application. For information on the best lice cure, follow this link to the Fairy Tales Lice Removal Kit. For additional information about lice, please continue reading.

Who can get lice

Anyone can get lice. You are at greatest risk of getting hair lice if you come into close contact with someone who already has head lice. Head to head contact is the most common way to get lice, however, you can also get it from contact with an infected persons clothing (such as hat, coat, scarves, hair ribbon) or other personal items (such as a brush, comb or a towel). Head lice cannot jump or fly.

Young children, ages 3-10, and their families are most often infested. Girls get lice more often then boys, and women more often than men. A person's degree of cleanliness or personal hygiene has nothing to do with getting head lice

Head lice symptoms

While, some people have no symptoms, most people will have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Frequent feeling of something moving in their hair.
  • Nits that look like whitish shells are found attached to the base of hair strands near the scalp.
  • Scalp itching that is caused by an allergic reaction to the lice bites.
  • Irritability.
  • Red sores that can become infected if repeatedly scratched.
  • Some home remedies lice can cause hair loss or an allergic reaction. We highly recommend you avoid them.

Where are head lice found

Hair lice are found on the scalp, behind the ears and near the hairline at the neck. They are rarely found in eyebrows, eyelashes, or on your body. They are difficult to see, and can change color to match the host hair.

Now that we have gone over the lice information, we will go over the best lice treatment. As we have said, there are no home remedies lice that are effective and safe.

Head lice treatment

We have been recommending a lice treatment for several years now. It is all-natural, and begins to work in just 7 minutes. It stops the itching, and kills the lice and their eggs. For more information on the best lice cure, follow this link to the Fairy Tales Lice Removal Kit.

In addition to lice treatment, all household members should be checked for lice and nits. Also, the infected persons clothing and bed linens should be washed in hot water. Combs and brushes should be soaked in alcohol or hot water for 5 minutes. The water should be at least 131°F or 55°C.

If you have any questions about home remedies lice, please contact us. If you want to try any home remedies for head lice and want our opinion, please let us know.

Remember, there are no reasons to try home remedies for head lice when safer and proven treatments are available.


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