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Summary:
One of the most common parasites to be found on our body is the head lice
(Pediculus capitis). We are its humble hosts on whom these parasitical
insects thrive. These are found mainly on the scalp which also happens to
find its way on your neck and face. The six shaft like legs grasps the
hair for better movement. Head lice reflect lack of hygiene and
sanitation but many a times that is not the case. Children are most
common hosts for these parasites due to the daily interact...


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Home remedies head lice or louse, Natural cure head lice or louse, hair
care, nits, nymphs


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One of the most common parasites to be found on our body is the head lice
(Pediculus capitis). We are its humble hosts on whom these parasitical
insects thrive. These are found mainly on the scalp which also happens to
find its way on your neck and face. The six shaft like legs grasps the
hair for better movement. Head lice reflect lack of hygiene and
sanitation but many a times that is not the case. Children are most
common hosts for these parasites due to the daily interaction with number
of children. A simple head-to-head contact with the infested person can
open the Pandora’s Box.

Other ways and means to transfer this condition is by used combs, sharing
towels, hats similar products related to your hair. Lice could not
survive for more than 24-hours without feeding. Their main source of
energy is by sucking blood from the host’s body. You can find three forms
of lice- the egg also known as nit, the nymph and the adult. The common
symptom once infected by head lice is a tickling sensation felt in the
hair as well as constant itching due to the bites. You can find different
types of lice like head lice, body lice and pubic lice.

Self-Care Measures

•You can use louse or nit combs which are of great helps in minimizing
their population.

•Always keep your hair well-groomed and clean by using the proper
shampoo.

•Washing your hair everyday and keeping it clean may just be one of the
deterrents of warding off this problem.

•Going bald or having short hair makes it easier to remove the lice.
•Keep your surroundings clean.

•If you start the treatment keep in mind to clean everything around
simultaneously to prevent re-infestation.

Home Remedies for Lice

In your regular shampoo mix 3 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon tea tree
oil and 1 teaspoon eucalyptus oil. Apply this solution and cover your
head tightly with a plastic bag for half an hour and then rinse it off.
This can be used as a remedy to fight off these invaders.

After washing your hair apply mayonnaise all over your scalp. Keep it
overnight by covering it. Rinse it the next morning and remove the lice
with the help of a lice comb. The lice would slide through your hair with
ease.

Apply Vaseline freely on your scalp to suffocate and remove the lice. It
may be tiring affair as Vaseline is not that easy to remove. Before
washing you can apply corn flour to make the process easy.

Make a concoction by mixing 20 drops each of eucalyptus essential oil and
tea tree oil, 10 drops each of aniseed essential oil and lemon oil with
75ml olive oil. Apply this on your hair and leave it for an hour. Later,
wash it to get positive results.

You can rub Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash on your scalp. It may happen
to kill the lice due to the presence of essential oils like eucalyptol,
thymol, menthol and methyl salicylate and alcohol.

You can make a solution of baby oil or any other mineral oil with equal
proportion of vinegar. Apply this on your hair. Once doused with this
solution cover your hair for one hour before shampooing it. This may help
in reducing the lice due to the inbound properties of vinegar and the
oil.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary
measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this
article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The
responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

				
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