Let’s begin with some facts about head lice: 1) They are usually found in kids between the ages of three and eleven years old. 2) Head lice are more common to Caucasian children. 3) They're more often observed in females than their opposite gender. 4) Head lice survive in all sorts of hair, whether it’s curly, straight, dyed or natural.
Common reasons for Head Lice transfer include: 1) Being in any learning institute, for kids 2) Sitting close to others, 3) Sleeping in the same mattress, sharing combs, brushes, or towels
Home Remedies for Head Lice:
According to certain websites and videos that there are certain essential oils which shows the great result in treatment against lice problem. These oils include: 1) Tea tree oil 2) Lavender oil 3) Neem oil 4) Clove oil 5) Eucalyptus oil 6) Aniseed oil 7) Cinnamon leaf oil 8) Red thyme oil 9) Peppermint oil 10) Nutmeg oil
Do home treatments work? Current information proposes that some home remedies, which include coconut oil or anise oil, can be powerful.
But the available information isn't conclusive.
The main issue about home treatments is that they will not permanently eliminate lice. A study of several natural treatments discovered that in maximum cases, lice infestations back within 2–8 weeks of treatment Research conducted to check the result of these treatments has produced inconclusive consequences and it is ongoing. Scientists have often observed that home treatments for lice do not work and may not meet safety standards. (Study)
How to treat head lice through OTC Your first line of defense against head lice is an OTC shampoo. The major difference between over the counter products is the active ingredient. OTC preparations most of the time don’t kill nits, so a second application is required to kill the nymphs too when they hatch. Some OTC head lice treatments use pyrethrins as the active ingredient. Pyrethrin as an active ingredient is powerful and safe. But remember Pyrethrins just kill live lice, not unhatched eggs (nits). The second application is suggested 9 to 10 days after the main treatment to kill new adult lice before they can deliver new eggs. (Study)
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics suggestions, the standard for diagnosing a head-lice infestation is the identification of a live nymph or grownup louse. For this, your medical doctor will carefully comb your kid's hair with a high-quality-toothed comb (nit comb) from the scalp to the tip of the hair. If no stay louse is determined, he or she can probably repeat the whole exam at the 2nd appointment.
Application of OTC Preparations according to Direction:
According to Dr. Cohen, one reason OTC medicines don't work is that they are not utilized as prescribed or as directed. So it is advisable to use OTC according to the mentioned direction and for further information ask your pharmacist. Warning According to CDC: Do not use a combination shampoo/conditioner or conditioner before using lice medicine. Do not re-wash the hair for 1–2 days after the lice, medicine is removed.