Lice are small insects that live on the scalp and are transmitted by close contact with other people. Normally schoolchildren tend to have this problem more often, and parents may have difficulty getting rid of lice because other children are still infested.
Child with Louse at School
Generally schools report to parents when there is an outbreak of lice inside the classes, and if teachers suspect that your child is, you will be warned. Children should not be sent to school until the problem has been resolved, thereby preventing the spread to all children in the classroom.
Form of Transmission
People from the same family also have a great chance of passing the lice to each other, since the coexistence is constant and they share objects such as hairbrushes, clothes and blankets and stay in the same environment, thus facilitating transmission.
Objects used by someone who has lice should not be shared or stored in wardrobes, as it can spread throughout the house since lice live up to two days outside the scalp. Having lice is not a matter of poor hygiene , on the contrary the insect prefers clean hair, so anyone is subject to suffering from lice and nits, regardless of social class and whether they are an adult or child.
How to Discover Lice
To find out if your child has lice, he will have no choice but to look at his head and look. Do this in a well-lit place, as lice and nits are tiny and to be found they need good vision.
You will need a fine comb, either the conventional plastic or the steel that you should put on the hair from the root, preferably wet and with a conditioner that makes it easier to pass the comb without hurting the child.
The lice will get caught in the tooth of the comb , which must be discarded in vinegar or under running water. Nits do not come out easily, get stuck in the wire and must be removed one by one. As long as all the nits are not removed from the hair, the lice will not end as the nits take around 10 days to hatch and become an adult starting the infestation again.
Some signs such as redness behind the ears and neck as well as itching and discomfort can demonstrate that the child has lice. In addition to the sensation of something walking on the scalp, it can present skin sores caused by the insect’s bite.
How to deal with
There is a large number of lice-killing shampoos and lotions in the pharmacy , in addition to the oral remedy that has great effectiveness used with a lotion, but it is not suitable for all age groups and only for children over 15 kg.
Several other homemade recipes are provided to end these insects, as is the case with vinegar, which mixed with water and passed into the hair, which should be covered with a towel or plastic cap for a few hours, promises to end the lice, suffocating the insects. Another homemade recipe is to wash your hair with rue tea , which is an herb used to fight lice and other insects.
Obviously there is no miracle recipe that will end this pest, except the dedication to clean and remove everything with the comb and the nits in the vast majority of manual, one by one, wire by wire. The nits must be removed, being pulled to the end of the hair so that it comes out completely, thus ensuring that there is no residue that can start the proliferation again. The only fine comb that removes even the nits is the steel comb.
Time of Proliferation
The time when lice proliferate even more is in the fall, when in colder weather children are confined and closer together, spreading the insect more quickly. So if you have found lice in your child, communicate with the school and all the places where he lives with other children.
So all mothers will do an inspection on their children, thus ending the focus and preventing their child from catching lice again. Remembering that, if the problem is not treated properly, the child may come to have problems with anemia, since the insect feeds on human blood.
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