Having lice is a very irritating and embarrassing situation. Although lice are predominant in school-age children, it may occur anytime in a person’s lifetime. Lice cause severe itching and at the same time may also lead to terrible complications. Children may develop anemia since lice suck blood from the scalp. Lice can be very itchy and scratching the scalp may lead to open wounds which may place a person at risk for skin infections. It is therefore important to look for ways on how to get rid of lice as soon as possible. Here is an easy technique that you can do at home:
How to Get Rid of Lice Step 1 : Prepare the materials you will need. A bottle of pure vinegar, a shower cap, a lice comb or a fine tooth comb and a clean white towel. Prepare also your regular shampoo and conditioning product.
How to Get Rid of Lice Step 2 : Place the towel over your shoulders and comb your hair well to remove some of the lice that has attached on the strands of your hair. The most common places where lice stay on the head are the places where you are less likely to scratch. These are the areas behind the ear and area near the nape of the neck. After you have thoroughly combed your hair, it is time to apply vinegar.
How to Get Rid of Lice Step 3 : Place vinegar on your hair and make sure that the entire head is completely soaked. The acid in vinegar will make the lice detach from hair as well as remove their hold from the scalp so you can easily rinse and comb them out of hair. Acid will also kill lice eggs that are attached on hair. Cover hair with a shower cap for about 30 minutes to an hour.
How to Get Rid of Lice Step 4 : Comb your hair with a fine tooth comb and see if there are lice and eggs that are removed. Be sure to comb the nape of the neck and behind the ear area to ensure that there are no more lice hiding to cause another infestation.
How to Get Rid of Lice Step 5 : Rinse your hair and then apply shampoo. Finish off with a conditioning product. You may repeat this procedure every day until there is no more itching and irritation. Have someone inspect your hair and scalp for you to ensure that lice is removed effectively.
Discard all clothing and the towel you have used. Wash these in warm and soapy water to get rid of any lice and eggs that may have hid in clothes and linen. Replace pillow cases, bed sheets and towels that may have also come in contact with your head. Every person in the family or household should treat for lice even if only one member of the family is positive for lice. Treatment of the entire family ensures that lice do not infest other people and complications are controlled especially in children. In school, lice infest classrooms of children. If your child has been infested with lice from school, talk to his teacher or the school nurse of the possible treatment for all the students to control the infestation.