Lice are, after all, just little bugs either crawling around on the scalp or clinging to hair follicles. Their eggs, or nits, are tiny white or tan globs stuck to the base of hair strands. It’s just a matter of pouring some lice killing substance on my kid’s hair and scalp, and then I should be able to just spot and remove them myself, right?
Well…it may not be as simple as you think. Consider how many strands of hair there are on your son or daughter who has the case of head lice. If you have more than one child, and given how contagious lice are, it may be a matter of having to think of how many strands of hair there are on all of your children. That’s a lot of hair, and hundreds of those hair strands could have nits attached to them or lice crawling along them.
A Lice Infestation Is Fixed Completely or Not at All
A fertile female louse can lay about 100 nits in her life. Also, the head lice symptom of itching may not manifest itself for weeks, if ever, since it’s the result of an allergic reaction to the lice bites as they feed off blood under the scalp, and your kid may not even be allergic. In other words, your son or daughter may have who knows how many of these little buggers crawling around up there with many more nits ready to hatch the next generation before you even know there’s a problem. Just one missed fertile female louse or couple of nits that lay a male and a female louse will cause this problem to start all over again in a week or two.
Traditional Head Lice Remedies
Most lice remedies require you to do something to kill the live lice and then instruct you to use a special nit comb to remove all the nits. The methods for killing the lice can vary. Some parents will run out to the drug store and get a retail lice shampoo. Others will turn to home remedies to suffocate the live lice by putting mayonnaise, coconut oil or olive oil on their poor infested child’s hair and scalp overnight since lice can hold their breath for many hours.
There are problems with these approaches. Many lice have grown resistant to the insecticides used in off-the-shelf lice shampoos. This means you can saturate your kid’s hair and scalp with this stuff for as long as you want and as thoroughly as possible and end up accomplishing nothing. Also, these ingredients are toxic, so it may not even be a good idea to use these treatments in the first place.
In the case of the home remedies, you have to ask yourself how much you value your time. You have to spread some greasy oil over your child’s hair and scalp while hoping you covered every spot lest some will survive. Then you comb out any nits the next day, which is very meticulous and will definitely take a while. You do all of this within the depressing, ever-present reality that any missed bugs or eggs can mean you’ll be going through all of this again in a couple of weeks.
A Professional Treatment That’s Guaranteed
No matter how a child gets head lice, you just want them gone. If you would prefer a fast, effective and affordable treatment option over an unending nightmare, then Lice Lifters of Mercer County may have just the answer you’re looking for; stop by our Trenton NJ lice treatment center to proper lice removal. Our lice technicians have been dealing with these pesky critters for years, so they know exactly what to do to eliminate them. Our treatment process is 100 percent safe for your family members, and our all-natural products and methods are 99.9 percent effective at eradicating this annoying problem. Don’t put up with head lice making your kid’s life miserable with a red, itchy, irritated scalp. Just give us a call at Lice Lifters of Mercer County, and we’ll make an appointment to get rid of these pests for all afflicted family members in a single visit.