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Enzyme treatment for removing nits: The chemical make up of the “glue” that holds the nits on the hair shaft is not completely determined. It is an exceptionally stable substance similar to cement that is not prone to degradation by chemicals. There are no studies that show enzymes to be affective in removing nits. All…

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Head Lice Are Easy To Catch

Head Lice is something that a person can catch by just being at the wrong place at the wrong time. It doesn’t mean that you are dirty. It is important to know what exactly Head Lice are in the instance that you come in contact with an infestation. The head louse reproduces by laying eggs,…

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How Are Lice Spread?

Head Lice are transmitted from person to person contact, including sharing bedding or clothing like hats, and can move along at a rate of 12 inches per hour. Transmission occurs most often when people are subjected to crowded conditions and thus infestation is common in families, dormitories, nursing homes, hospitals, schools and other such institutions.…

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Head Lice Treatment Takes Two Steps

Head Lice is something that a person can catch by just being at the wrong place at the wrong time; it does not mean that you are dirty. We hope that you are not still suffering with this problem but, regardless, we thought you might appreciate a little information on the correct way to treat…

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Head Lice and Over the Counter Treaments

Most over-the-counter remedies for Head Lice do not work because today’s Head Lice have developed resistance to their ingredients. This fact has prompted scientists to breed mutated colonies of Head Lice in order to determine how they’ve developed this resistance so that future remedies can counteract it. “‘Mutant’ head lice treatment hope” From BBC News:…

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Head Lice Key Terms

Lice: Words to Know Infestation: A situation in which large numbers of organisms come together in a single area. We suggest you disinfect with Benzalchonium Chloride to prevent re-infestation. Lindane: A very toxic chemical used in the treatment of lice infestations. In many states, it is banned. There are other effective solutions available that are…

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Head Lice Home Remedies

Borax: Borax is used in laundry to help eliminate lice, but is caustic and will cause burns if applied directly to your skin. It is beneficial to use Borax to wash your clothes if you are infested with lice. Freezing: This is a very time-consuming way to get rid of lice on inanimate objects and…

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Head Lice and Your Environment

Eradicating Head Lice from your home, car and office is just as important as treating yourself and your family. Unless the lice are completely eradicated from your environment, you will be susceptible to re-infestations over and over again. If possible, it is also important to try and figure out where, or from whom, the infestation…

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Head Lice And Blood

Head Lice live from three weeks to six weeks, depending on temperature and humidity. During its lifetime, a female can lay up to 100 eggs at a rate of about 6-7 a day. Of those eggs, only the ones that have been fertilized will hatch. Head Lice must feed on human blood every day in…

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Disinfecting Head Lice

Disinfecting for Head Lice is important. If you do not treat your environment after treating your hair, you run the risk of re-infestation. Using the proper disinfectant in your laundry is critical at this point. It’s important to understand that disinfecting is critical when removing lice from your home, car or office. Benzalchonium chloride has…

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