How to recognize and treat lice in the hair
With the opening of schools, the annoying problem of lice in the hair can return for our children... find out how to recognize it and treat it with Derbe products!
What is pediculosis?
Pediculosis is a very common problem in school and family environments and should not be considered as a cause of poor hygiene: depends on a small parasite, the louse, which lives solely on the head of man and feeds on his blood.
The louse is one of the few living species that has not been affected by changes in the climate and in man's life habits.
In the first place the louse infests the scalp which for him represents a small ecological niche which has undergone minimal changes over the centuries. The numerical increase of individuals of the human species has constituted, for these parasites, a significant increase in life and reproduction opportunities. There are many reasons for the resurgence of these annoying infestations:
- Their efficient reproductive capacity.
- Dispersion in the environment due to brushing, scratching, diving, etc.
- The promiscuous use of lapels, armchairs, headrests, hats, caps, combs, etc.
- The ability, if expelled, to find a new host organism.
Who is most affected by pediculosis?
Children are more likely to be infected for their games and for a more intense social life.
When is it easier to get lice?
Given the current lifestyle habits, the probabilities of contagion have increased enormously compared to the past as the long stay in crowded places (offices, schools, means of transport, gyms, etc.) did not fit into the life habits of our ancestors.
How to prevent pediculosis?
The safest way to prevent lice infestation consists in daily observation of the state of the scalp: if nits are found, they must be removed immediately. Louse eggs can be recognized because they have an oval shape, about 3 – 8 millimeters large. Hatched nits are white, while still filled nits have a yellowish/gray color.
Can I cure pediculosis?
The louse is a small parasite (2-3 mm.). The female lays 8-10 eggs (nits) per day which attach strongly to the hair thanks to an adhesive substance they secrete. The nits are mostly deposited behind the ears and on the neck and they hatch after a week. The louse feeds on blood which it sucks by introducing the sucking apparatus into the skin and thus causing severe itching.
The best way to treat pediculosis is to use an oil because any oil sprinkled on the parasites inhibits their respiration and forces them to flee.
What are the best head lice products?
An oil to suffocate the lice and dissolve the colloidal substance which allows the nits to remain firmly anchored to the hair.
A sanitizing spray which contains a mixture of essential oils and vinegar with a pleasant scent for humans but highly unpleasant for lice which, sprayed on the child's hair, before taking him to school, protects him from further possible infections.
The products must be natural to be used every day even on children aged 2 and up (if you want even under 2 years with the foresight to use cotton due to the presence of essential oils), without fear of damaging the scalp and hair .
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