Here is some advice on how to get rid of lice fast. If your child or any member of your family has head lice, this can really be a problem for the entire family. Lice spread very fast and they are quite annoying, so if they occur in your child, you, or any other member of the family, you will have to stop them as fast as you can.
Are Lice Dangerous?
Lice can hardly harm you; however, they spread fast and fall into the group of contagious external parasites. Their bites can leave marks on your scalp and if those bites get inflamed, your skin can get irritated.
Head Lice Symptoms
Head lice are small and difficult to spot. However, they are visible and if you spot them on your child’s head, you must see a doctor. Lice eggs (nits) are yellow and they are very small, almost invisible. When they hatch, they turn white. They are positioned on the hair, near the skin, because they need the warmth. They resemble dandruff. Lice use your blood to feed on it. Lice spread very fast among children because they spend a lot of time together or in groups. Schools, camps and other crowed places are especially convenient. Therefore, if your child has head lice, do not let him/her go out and play with other children. Your doctor will tell you what you need to do to get rid of lice and their eggs.
How to Get Rid of Lice and Their Eggs
First, you need to visit your doctor. He will prescribe the right treatment like creams, shampoos or lotions. The treatment does not last very long, but you must be persistent and follow you doctor’s instructions.
Here are more things you can do: your bed clothing should be washed in hot water and well dried. All other objects that are made of furry materials, blankets, and toys should be thoroughly washed and dried. After washing, put those objects away for two weeks. Use the airtight bags. Your carpets should be thoroughly vacuumed, so as the rest of your furniture. Your hair accessories and brushes should be put into the shampoo for eliminating lice. Leave them soaked for one hour minimum. You can even throw them all away, if it will make you feel safer.
Other members of your family will also need to get their treatment, just to be sure. Lice spread fast and you should do all you can to prevent them.