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Head Lice Facts

There is a lot of information on the internet about head lice and head lice removal services. Some of these "head lice facts" are accurate and helpful while a lot of the information is incorrect and misleading. This article will give you head lice facts that will help you throughout the lice prevention, detection, and treatment stages.


Head Lice Facts: Prevention

  • Treating Head lice is not easy. Try to prevent head lice as much as you can. Teach children not to share helmets, jackets, hats, and scarves.
  • Teach children to keep their heads to themselves as much as possible during playtime.
  • Make sure that the school provides each child with their own peg to hang their coat.
  • Use a lice prevention spray if there is a lice outbreak in school.
  • Make head checking for lice a routine in your household. Check your child's hair for nits every couple of weeks. Check the nape of the neck, behind the ears, and on the crown of the head.
  • Teach kids about lice. Show them lice pictures, give them interesting head lice facts such as that lice don't jump or hop but rather crawl. This will help them stay calm if they ever do contract head lice.


Head Lice Facts: Detection

Call Licenders if you notice any of the following five symptoms:

  • Itching- Itching is usually the first sign that lice may be present. It is also the most common lice symptom. Children may be itching only slightly more than usual or you may notice vigorous and frequent itching.
  • Red Sores on Scalp- small red sores on the scalp caused by scratching the scalp after being bitten by the louse.
  • Tickling feeling in hair
  • Insomnia- Sleeplessness is a common sign of lice infestation since lice are more active at night.
  • Live Lice or nits- This is the most obvious head lice symptom, and it is the only way to confirm a lice diagnosis.


Head Lice Facts: Treatment

Lice shampoos are specially formulated solutions used to kill head lice on contact. The shampoo uses natural enzymes that attack the louse's exoskeleton. A lice shampoo should be all natural and contain only safe ingredients. Wet the hair, and apply 1-2 ounces of lice shampoo. After working up a good lather, massage the shampoo all over the scalp. Be sure to follow the directions on the lice shampoo label to ensure proper and safe lice treatment. The lice shampoo is an inexpensive lice removal tool.

The lousebuster is a device that directs carefully controlled heated air towards the scalp and hair roots to kill lice and nits. A trained Lousebuster Certified Operator performs the treatment at a lice treatment center or at the clients home. The three benefits of using the lousebuster lice removal method are that the treatment is safe, highly effective, and quick. The lousebuster does not use any chemicals. Unlike over-the-counter lice removal products that may contain harsh and sometimes dangerous chemicals, the lousebuster uses heated air to dessicate the lice. The second benefit of the lousebuster lice removal product is that it is effective in killing all stages of head lice, including lice eggs, nymphs, and adults. Finally, lice removal using the lousebuster is fast. It takes only one 30 minute session to kill all head lice and their nits.

Nit treatment involves a special lice comb. The comb is ergonomically designed for comfortable and effortless combing. This is important because you will be combing out the hair, in small parts, for at least 45 minutes. The teeth of the nit comb are very close together. During nit removal, the hair should be clean, damp and untangled. Separate the hair into small sections and comb out all the nits. Comb out the hair several times in each direction, and then wipe the comb on a damp towel.

In conclusion, it is advisable to obtain head lice facts from reputable lice websites. Knowledge is power. The more accurate information that you have on head lice, the more empowered you will be to make the right choices for your family. Back To Top