What is a Head Louse?
Head louse is a type of louse which lives and feeds in the hair of humans. There are several different kinds of lice, but head louse can be by far the most irritating. Head louse is common among children because it can be so easily spread, usually by sharing hair brushes with a person infested with lice. The head louse does not carry any disease which makes it virtually harmless, though irritating, while other lice such as body lice can carry certain types of diseases.
Head Louse Treatment
Head louse can be difficult to eliminate because they attach to the hair, probably the quickest way to eliminate head louse would be to shave the hair off completely. But of course, not everyone wants to shave their head, which is what makes home remedies for head louse such a fast and affective treatment. One of the most popular home remedies for head louse is plain white vinegar, just pour a little onto the head and work through until all the hair is thoroughly saturated, allow it to soak for a few minutes and then rinse and comb using a head lice comb. Also olive oil can be used as well as mayonnaise, all of which work very effectively in most cases. Listerine mouthwash can also be a very affected tool to use against head louse, but like so many home remedies for head louse they do not work on everyone so feel free to try out as many as you need until you find the right one for you.
Another great home remedy for head louse is mixing lemon juice with coconut oil. This will kill the lice and their eggs (called nits) and give you some relief from the itching and burning scalp. Of course, there are special shampoos that can help, and you can also buy all natural shampoos and treatments that will be safe for you or your children but very affective in killing lice. Home remedies for head louse are easy to find anywhere on the net and if you do not have a home computer you can borrow a friends or go to your local library for easy internet access. Out of all of these remedies vinegar remains the most popular of all home remedies for head louse, which usually means that it is the most affective, so consider using this method when you make your decision.
Facts About Head Louse
Did you know that the head louse is a parasite? It needs human blood to survive which is why it lives in the hair of humans, the hair provides them with a safe dark place to grow and reproduce. Anyone can get head lice, it does not matter your age or hygiene, and it is very easy to contract these little parasitic bugs. You can get head lice by simply coming into direct contact with a person who has head lice, so if you see any symptoms in another person or you know that they have lice you should try avoid making contact with their personal belongings, such as hair brushes, clothes and bedding. If you do not feel comfortable with a home remedy for head louse, you can visit your local pharmacy for shampoos that can also help kill the lice.
Home remedy for head louse, how do you know that it is safe? Well the truth is that most of these products are natural and do not contain any harmful ingredients, but you should still be cautious and use your common sense, if something does not look right to you, simply do not use the remedy. The first step you need to make in your home remedy for head louse is to remove all clothing worn by the infected person and apply your home remedy for head louse, after the treatment be sure to clean all bedding and clothes thoroughly to prevent spreading.
There are a few upsides to lice, though that may be hard to believe, they do not carry any dangerous diseases, they cannot jump or fly which makes it harder for them to be spread, and they live strictly on humans which means they cannot be passed from human to animal or vice versa. Just remember that there is no need to panic if you or someone you know has become infected with head lice. Although they are a little bit annoying, they are virtually harmless and most of the time they are easily removed.
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“My 16-year-old daughter got Head Lice at a marine base where she was at for a weekend drill. I was horrified. I didn’t know what I was going to do. She has waist-length, thick, thick hair and I was completely creeped out by the idea of bugs on her head. I got the head lice treatment from All Stop and I was absolutely amazed by how well it works. The stuff melted the eggs off of the hair shaft. They just pulled right off when I would comb through her hair. We’d scrape the head lice off of her and just watch them DIE in the sink. So it was really great and I just wanted to tell All Stop thank you so much for helping me and my daughter out and I would use any of your head lice removal products again.”
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About Body Lice!
In the United States, the body louse is the least common of the three types of Lice (Head, Body, and Pubic), occurring populations living in communal conditions, such as nursing homes, hospitals, prisons and dormitories. Worldwide, Body Lice cases total hundreds of millions each year. They are transmitted through direct contact or by sharing infested bedding or clothes.
Body Lice are very small and are best identified by careful inspection, such as under a microscope. Body Lice are about the same size as Head Lice, but are more difficult to see. They spend the majority of their lives in the seams of your clothing (not in your hair) and bedding, moving to your skin only to feed on your blood.
Body Lice tend to feed while humans are asleep and that is why the itching is usually worse at night than any other time. This also leads many people to believe that they have Bed Bugs. If you think you may have Bed Bugs, please click here. Scabies are also similar to Body Lice but are caused by skin mites rather than the louse. For more information on Scabies, please click here.
Itching is the first symptom of Body Lice and this leads to scratching the affected area. This itching is specifically caused by a toxin (poison) secreted by the Lice through its saliva as it bites you. The bites of Body Lice will first appear as small red spots and, if left untreated, will progress into a rash similar in appearance to German measles, aka Rubella. Your skin will become inflamed as the biting continues and you may experience fever and/or headaches. Long-term infestations may result in thickening of or discoloration of your skin and you may even develop lesions from secondary infection due to continuous scratching.
Body Lice are extremely sensitive to change in their environmental temperature and humidity. Normally they are also sensitive to light and seek shelter when disturbed. They are rarely seen on the outside surface of infested clothing. If Body Lice are visible, this is an indication of a severe infestation. However, in hot weather, Body Lice have been known to move to the outer layers of clothing, where the temperature is cooler.
The Life Cycle of Body Lice
There are three stages that complete the life cycle of Body Lice: nit, nymph, and adult.
Nit: Nits are the eggs of the body louse and are usually found in the seams of clothing. Particularly, these nits are usually located near the waistline of garments and seams of underwear. However, occasionally they may also be attached to your body hair. They are oval, approximately 1 millimeter in length and yellow to white in color. The hatching of the nit is sensitive and dependant upon temperature. If clothing is left on the body, hatching occurs within 5-10 days. If clothing is removed nightly, this time may increase up to 2 weeks. Nits can stay alive for up to 14 days once removed from its host.
Nymph: Upon hatching, the baby louse is considered a nymph. The nymph looks similar to an adult body louse but smaller. Nymphs range from 1.5 millimeters to 2 millimeters in length and mature in about 7 days after hatching. In order to continue life, the nymph must feed on a blood meal from a human host.
Adult: Adult Body Lice are approximately the size of a sesame seed, ranging from 2.3 millimeters to 3.6 millimeters in length. Adult Lice are dependant upon blood meals. If a louse is removed from its host, it can survive up to 48 hours. The adult body louse is tan to grayish-white in color. This louse is generally larger in size compared to the head louse with the female being larger than the male. A mature female can lay up to 200-300 nits within her life span, laying about 6-9 eggs a day for a total of approximately 30 days.
Diagram of the Life Cycle of a Body Louse