Many people across our country and indeed the entire world are affected by head lice and frequently search the internet, visit a pharmacist or even a physician looking for the best way to get rid of lice and lice eggs. Head lice do not just invade our home, they also attack our body. This creates a fundamental fear and loathing of this insect that is not just a hysterical reaction; there are very good medical reasons to treat a lice infestation quickly and safely.
The head louse is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head, eyebrows and eyelashes of people. Head lice feed on human blood and prefer to live in close proximity to the human scalp. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the head of an infested person. This type of contact is quite common during play at school, at home or other group activities.
The very real health risk associated with these insects come in the form of louse borne diseases such as typhus, trench fever, relapsing fever, ricksettial diseases, hepatitis B virus and further secondary infections and irritations from scratching their bites*.
The head louse is found in three forms: the head lice eggs or nit, the nymph or immature louse and the adult. Both the nymph and adult must feed on blood to survive and the nits are laid by the females and firmly cemented to hair shafts close to the scalp. The head lice eggs (nits) are particularly difficult to see, being so close to the scalp, and on those with long hair the problem is made more difficult. Head lice can also be spread by sharing clothing or belongings and also by lying on a bed, couch, pillow or carpet that has recently been in contact with an infested person. People experiencing a head lice infestation can feel a tickling feeling in their hair or something moving. Itching caused by an allergic reaction to the lice bite, irritability and difficulty sleeping (head lice are most active in the dark) and sores on the head caused by scratching can also occur. These sores can sometimes become infected with bacteria found on the human skin or under human finger nails**. It is fair to say that humans affected with any of these diseases or viruses noted above, prior to modern medicine (even with modern medicine some people still die from some of these afflictions), could have found their very life at risk and our fears are not just some sort of hysterical reaction but a very real and important survival instinct.
A head lice and eggs infestation must be treated in three distinct parts. First to get rid of lice eggs it is necessary to comb them out with a nit comb. This is just a very fine tooth comb that must be used very close to the scalp, as that is where the head louse attaches them; down by the root of the hair follicle. The female louse actually attaches the head lice eggs with a strong glue like substance and the only way to remove them is with a nit comb. The head should be thoroughly shampooed first and then the process of using the nit comb can begin. Head lice eggs are pretty much impervious to any type of spray or cream and should be removed with the comb. This is a very laborious process, but it is important to remove all of the head lice eggs, or the infestation will just continue once they hatch. This is the best way to get rid of lice eggs and indeed, perhaps the only way. Next any adult lice or nymphs, in the hair or on the scalp, can be eliminated with a proper spray treatment, but I must emphasize that one should be very mindful of what is being used in your child’s or your own hair. Finally it is vitally important to treat those areas of the home where someone affected by a head lice and eggs infestation has slept or laid down. Head lice are often found in carpeting, bedding or furniture and they must be dealt with in those areas or re-infestation can easily occur.
Some of the over-the-counter products available are poisons and most people are just not that thrilled to use poisons on the human scalp. There are some treatments that are simply a derivative of common table salt and being sold in stores or on the internet for many times the price of what is just basic salt. Treating your child’s hair with a liquid formulation of table salt often proves problematic, as the process takes a while and getting the child to remain still and with their eyes closed during this treatment is often difficult. Needless to say if any of this gets in the child’s eyes there is a further and very real irritation problem. There are prescription medications available but they can cost hundreds of dollars.
Fortunately 21st century science has now created a head lice treatment that is 100% non-toxic to humans, pets and the environment. There is no longer any need to put poisons, table salt or expensive prescriptions on your child’s or other family member’s heads. Through the process of bio-engineering modern science has now made it possible to kill head lice with a very safe spray formula. Bio-engineering causes a molecule found in the spray formula to react with a molecule found in the body chemistry of the common head louse and this reaction causes almost instant mortality. This remarkable treatment is now available to safely and effectively treat your head lice problems. There is also a spray to treat around the household, in order to prevent re-infestation. These formulas are the best way to get rid of lice and can be safely used both on the scalp and on clothing, bedding or other areas that may have become infested. It is 100% non-toxic to humans and pets (the environment too) and it has been independently lab tested to certify it safety and efficacy.
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*”Head Lice As Vectors of Disease”, Deborah Altschuler, L. Lance Sholdt, PhD, Head.lice.org
**Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9/2/15, Head Lice FAQ’s