Lice Shampoo Crucial to Lice Treatment
The Need of Lice Treatment
Lice infestations can happen at any time of the year, though certain periods of a child’s school year they are more likely to occur than others. Children often get lice from day cares and nurseries as well. And if your child has an infestation, you’re going to need a lice shampoo, a lot of patience and a healthy talk with your child about personal space.
Lice is the plural form of louse, and head lice are very similar to the fleas that dogs and cats get. Head lice prefers to stick around hair follicles, clinging to them when other things such as dandruff fall out instead of stick around. A severe case of head lice might be noticeable as they jump around, but typically a louse is so small that they aren’t easily seen.
Lice are typically picked up after contact with another person who is infested. In schools, lice infestations are spread by children sharing hats and combs. Though adults try to keep a watchful eye out, children still manage to bring lice home, every year. Bring children together in close areas, and lice is bound to be passed around.
Lice can also be picked up at day cares and nurseries. Staff are usually trained to be watchful of children sharing personal items, but somehow, little ones always manage to do just that. Sharing a toque or hat is all it takes for lice to jump from one head to another.
To treat an infestation of lice, parents will have to be ready to wash everything their child uses. From clothing worn at the time of infestation to the bedding and even the mattress, everything the child’s head touched will have to be treated. Hot water in a washing machine is the best way to wash clothing and bedding. Mattresses can be treated with an appropriate lice killing pesticide, but in some extreme cases, they must be thrown out. Brushes and combs also must be sterilized before being used again. Lice and nits are hard to find unless you look closely at the hair and scalp. Unlike dandruff, the nits are firmly attached to a strand of hair.
Effective Lice Treatment
Lice shampoo can do a very effective job of destroying a lice infestation. However, shampoos do not destroy nits. Nits are the youngest or larval stage that lice have, and are attached by parents to hair follicles directly. The nits will not come off with washing. Someone will have to go through the child’s hair to remove them.
Unfortunately, nits can’t be removed simply by washing a child’s hair. They must be pulled off each hair follicle after being seen. That is why many shampoo kits come with a plastic magnifying glass and a pair of special tweezers. These are used by parents to pick through the child’s hair and pull out the nits. Only then will a shampoo be effective.
Lice has been a part of human society for a very long time, for as long as people have gathered together in social groups and shared things as a community. Children are especially prone because they don’t understand about not sharing personal items, and are kept together in tight knit groups for easy care. A good lice shampoo will resolve an infestation but the child needs to be advised not to share clothing or brushes, or they will simply become infected again.
Fast-acting Lice Treatment
Liceadex One Step Lice & Nit Removal Gel is a special, one of a kind, natural formula that provides a safe effective way to kill lice and their eggs, without traditional and potentially harmful pesticide ingredients like permethrin or pyrethrum found in many over the counter solutions or expensive, multiple-step, essential oil-based solutions. Our formulation, using specialized surfactants and minerals such as bromides, is the fastest-acting and most effective head lice products you will find today without using pesticides.
Learn More with Additional Lice Resources:
- Life Cycle of Head Lice
- Head Lice Overview
- Symptoms of Head Lice Infestation
- Treating Head Lice
- Parasites – Lice
- Best Lice Treatment