Head lice, tiny parasites that lodge in people’s hair, do not take into account sex, religion, race and social class.

Numerous children each year to start the school year get head lice infestation of the head produced by the parasite Pediculus capitis , commonly known as head lice. The appearance of the insect is more suitable in hot weather do not rule out the existence in other seasons. This infection by the Spanish Association of Pediatrics is ” one of the most contagious diseases, together with the common cold. ”

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Lice and nits

Lice are oviparous insects , grayish, living exclusively on the scalp , feeding on blood, measured two to three millimeters, and lack of wings. They have six legs suitable for attachment to the hair and move quickly. Difficult to locate, are more easily distinguished nits, tiny white eggs or yellow that are attached to the base of the hair. Hatch in seven to ten days and become lice. On numerous occasions the tiny eggs are mistaken for dandruff , but this is easily released from hair while nits are reluctant because of a sticky substance, chitin, that the mother used to fix the hair.

These little animals are transmitted by direct contact with an infested person’s hair as they do not jump or fly. The hair clean is your favorite subject enabling better, before reaching the scalp in order to feed. Although attack any person, school age children are more prone to infection by the habits they acquire, girls showing greater willingness.

Discovering the presence of lice

The main symptom is itching in the head, irritation behind the ears, the crown and neck caused by the saliva that causes the host by biting the scalp to feed. Sometimes the itching is not caused by the insect, but a good choice to see if there are lice in our head is combed his hair with a nit comb, shaking it in the sink to see if there are any visitors. If you detect is the perfect time to remove it.

Pediculosis: treatment and prevention

After confirming the presence of these bugs is to use the appropriate treatment based on permethrin combined with the use of the nit comb . To be effective such treatment should follow the following directions: apply a lotion pediculicide to dry hair, cover head with a plastic cap for 15 minutes and rinse hair. Then use a conditioner or shampoo leave to work between 10 to 15 minutes, rinsed with water and finally retire with the help of a fine-toothed comb and narrow dead lice and nits. Subsequently inspects the head to control recurrence.

Helpful tips to avoid the appearance of lice

When prevent lice must take into account the following:

¤Avoid sharing brushes, hats, pins while there is a risk of contagion.
¤Wash the infected person’s clothing at temperatures above 50 ° C.
¤Disinfect combs and hair utensils.

It is essential to repeat the treatment within a week to check for nits, and that no products completely eliminate them.

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Head lice, tiny parasites that lodge in people's hair, do not take into account sex, religion, race and social class. Numerous children each year to start the school year get head lice infestation of the head produced by the parasite Pediculus capitis , commonly known as head lice. The appearance...