A recent research has discovered that approximately 12 million kids suffer from louse infections every year. Yikeeesss……!!! A close body contact such as sharing personal stuff like clothing, towels or even an innocent hug can turn into a worst nightmare if you need to carry on or pass on some louses with you. Simple ways such as shaving the head may help but only if its a boy. A hoard of products and tools are available to treat louses that helps us to pick the eggs and lices from the hair strand.
One of the main symptoms your kid has a lice is constant itching. Apart from that, you may feel a tickling sensation or movement in your scalp or hair. Small white objects are also visible along with red bumps on the shoulders, neck and head. Check with a clean fine-toothed comb on a wet hair. It is best to get rid of all clothes, combs, ribbons earlier that have been used during the infestation to ensure a clean healthy body. It is better to see the doctor and inspect the infections in your head.
You can try various home remedies such as oil hair treatment (use olive oil or tea tree oil). Untangle the hair, shampoo them, rinse them with warm water and again a repetition of fine combing the hair can reduce the effects of louse. For adults, use electric comb to run through the hair and zap the lices. If you want to prepare your own shampoo for louses, add 1 tsp of olive oil or tea tree oil and 1 tsp of eucalyptus/rosemary oil to your own shampoo.
Over-the-counter drugs are available in market that contains chemicals like pyrethrin. But as these are pesticides, they can also affect your body in many ways. For eg: Pyrethrin can induce problems in breathing, nasal block, vomiting and even prove fatal. It is strongly recommended to go in for a natural product such as Licenex which is a completely homeopathic product. It has a soothing effect on your head while providing you with ultimate benefit of getting rid of lice and nits. We have received a lot of positive reviews for this product claiming that it is quite harmless on kids with delicate scalp. Though this product does not have any side-effects, we always claim to consult your doctor before going ahead with any medication.