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Tips For Ensuring That Lice Treatments Are Successful

By Cathy Mercer

Lice treatments are a real hassle, but they help to eliminate some very troublesome bugs. Kids are frequently exposed to lice through school, play dates with friends and other forms of social interaction. Adults who routinely interact with kids are subject to exposure as well.

While having an infestation of these insects on the scalp does not mean that a person is naturally unclean, they can make people feel like they are. These insects make the scalp feel itchy and they are easy to see. This is certainly the case with their eggs, which can be found by simple pulling through the hair with a fine-toothed comb.

There are several, over the counter treatments that can be used for this purpose. These are strong enough to kill the adult insects, but may not be effective for killing all of their eggs. This makes it vital to choose products carefully and to know more about their capabilities before putting them on.

One alternative that many parents use is to visit a local hair care professional in order to have these treated properly. There are many businesses that have access to potent formulas, a number of which are less toxic to humans than those that are found in stores. Better still, a good provider will have more experience in applying these goods and can make sure that all eggs and adults are eradicated.

Irrespective of whether you choose to treat this problem at home or have it treated at a special salon, you must take care to clean all of your personal effects as well. For instance, you can wash all of your clothing and place these in airtight plastic bags until the hair and scalp have been addressed also. These bugs can live on the collars of clothes and other washable articles.

You must also treat your hats, hooded garments and the accessories for your hair. Freshly treated hair should not be combed with implements that are infested. Things that will not warp or otherwise damage when exposed to heat should be treated with hot water or hot steam in order to kill the insects that live on them. Girls who have long hair should gather together all of their hair ties, bows and other accessories so that these can be treated with heat or washed.

Treated children should not be placed in environments with those that have not been treated. Most products do not guard against re-exposure. It is important to note that even the most gentle solutions are caustic and thus, the need to reapply these solution should be avoided as much as possible. Children should also be taught to avoid sharing hats, hooded articles and hair accessories when exposure rates are high.

Although lice treatments can be expensive and time-consuming they will help kids to feel comfortable again and are required for reentry into some environments like school. Kids do not have to worry about being ridiculed or passing this issue on to their peers. Parents who do not enjoy performing treatments at home can shop around for reputable, local providers who can take care of this issue in a professional environment.

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