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Fighting The Menace Called LICE

Aug 17, 2007
It can be termed as one of the most unhygienic things we come across humans. It is more prevalent among children as they mingle around with kids in the school as well as other kids in one's building. It is a breeding ground for the lice where too many people or kids come together. Lice have infected people of all ages and they prefer hair which is clean and not oily. Clean hair helps in creating the right environment for the eggs of the lice. It sticks to the clean hair much easily in comparison to oily hair.

It can spread very easily. Physical contact is not the only thing which promotes its breed but usage of things like comb, brush, clothes, towels, clothes by an infected person causes the spread of lice. The survival rate of lice is very good as it can remain alive without human contact for a week and that too without food. Constant itching has been the key symptom, when affected by lice. The common places where you will see these tiny things are on the scalp, neck and even above your ears. The small white eggs would have infested your hair within two days. If one person in the family gets affected be sure that you are on a cleaning mission for everyone in the family.

Some of the common measures to be taken when you are slowly and silently attacked by lice

*Avoid sharing personal items like combs, clothes and other things
*Keep checking your child's hair for nits and lice
*Thorough cleaning of your bed linen as all members of your family would be using it at one point or the other
*Trimming ones hair is also a good way to prevent any further spread of lice, but it wont get rid of the nits or lice as you have shave your hair for that to happen
*Wash your hair and clothes once you have visited the beauty parlor

Some of the common treatments for removing lice are:

*Once through with shampooing your can use the vinegar conditioner in equal parts with water to remove the nits.
*Clean your comb very regularly or soak them in a disinfectant for better results.
*Use your regular shampoo with 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of teas tree oil and 1 tsp of eucalyptus oil. Leave this on your hair for half-hour tightly covered and then rinse it.

These common remedies and many more can be used with proper prevention to ward off the scare of lice and its eggs.
About the Author
Kevin Pederson has been managing a number of sites related to hair and skin care which provides information on Home Remedies for Head Lice and many other ways to have beautiful hair.
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