How to remove nits and lice

Did you know that, in reality, lice Are they a very common and common problem? Mostly it is common in the smallest of the house, usually between 3 to 12 years of age, although they can also suffer more adult people. As you surely know, consist of parasitic insects, small size that do not have wings. These proliferate in the hair of humans, feeding on the small amounts of blood they extract from the scalp.

Although it is true that they can produce a lot of disgust, the reality is that Lice are not dangerous, nor do they transmit any disease. Of course, this does not prevent be contagious (that is, they can easily pass from one child to another), and they can also be very annoying, since their bites tend to cause an annoying itching and inflammation of the scalp, which leads the child or the person to scratch continuously . Then, this annoying action can cause a skin irritation, even causing infections in those areas that are affected.

What are nits?

Surely you already know that when we talk about lice we should also talk about the nits. These consist of Lice eggs, which, before hatching, have a similar appearance to tiny yellow, mustard or brown spots.

The lice tend to spawn between the hair strands, very close to the scalp, where the temperature is ideal for the nits to stay at a temperature more or less hot until it reaches the time to hatch.

If the infestation is not considerable, which usually does not happen very often, the most common is to see only nits in the child's hair, and no lice moving freely on his scalp.

What are lice?

When the nits reach adulthood, it is when we meet the lice, which does not happen until between one to two weeks after the hatching. During this time they are known by the name of nymphs.

As a rule, lice feed on the blood present on the scalp several times a day, although it is known that they are able to survive outside the scalp for up to two days.

In relation to their size, they are not very large, so in most cases they are usually not larger than a sesame seed. As far as its color is concerned, it tends to be white, pulling something darker (gray) and cinnamon.

Tips to eliminate lice and nits

  • Creams or special shampoos anti-lice: You can find this type of products in pharmacies, and even some products of natural origin in herbalists. They are traditional remedies to eliminate lice and nits naturally. Of course, it is much more advisable to look for anti-lice products that have been made with natural ingredients, and that do not contain pesticides.
  • Infusion of eucalyptus and lemon leaves: Eucalyptus is a traditional remedy that helps eliminate root lice, which combined with lemon juice is even more effective. To make this remedy you just have to boil a cup of water, add the eucalyptus leaves and leave to infuse for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, squeeze the juice of a lemon. When the 3 minutes have passed, strain and add the lemon juice. Then you can apply this lotion, letting it act for half an hour, while it is convenient to brush the affected areas with the help of a special comb.
  • Rosemary essential oil: with 15 drops of rosemary essential oil and 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil you can make an equally effective lotion. In that case, you must heat 60 centiliters of water, and mix in it droplets of rosemary and sunflower oil, leaving to macerate for 10 hours. The form of application is then the same as with the infusion of eucalyptus and lemon leaves.
  • Piojera or Stafisagria herb lotion: it is one of the most traditional plants in the fight against lice, although not being so well known today is a natural option in a certain sense difficult to achieve. If you are lucky to find it in the herbalists, just apply a little of your lotion on the scalp, leaving on for 30 minutes while you brush the affected areas several times.

Images | Ed Uthman / ox-and-fern This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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