Home Remedies for Head Lice


Home Remedies for Head Lice

Home remedies for head lice help you get rid of this parasitic wingless insect that lives on scalp of the human being and depends on human blood for nourishment. It is small in size. Most of the times it is nightmare for the parents as it is more common in children.

Causes of Head Lice

  • Coming in touch with a person with head lice
  • Coming in contact with the clothing or bedding of those affected.
  • Sharing things of personal use like hats, towels, brushes, or combs
  • A very clean head also affects head Lice

Symptoms of Head Lice:

  • Feeling of slow movement in the hair.
  • Itching as a result of bite of Head Lice
  • Irritation
  • Some times one may develop sores as a result of scratching.

Who is at the risk?

  • People coming in head to head contact with those affected
  • Sharing things of personal use
  • Sharing upholstery, curtains, pillow cover
  • Preschool and elementary-age children (ages 3-11)
  • Girls and women are more prone to getting head lice

Home Remedies for Head Lice:

  • Use a shampoo specifically meant for killing head lice.

  • After washing the hair with shampoo apply some vinegar and allow it to remain for 3 to 4 minutes. It is an excellent home remedy for Head Lice.

  • One should refrain from sharing the comb with those affected. As you might get head lice.

  • Onion juice is also an excellent home remedy for head lice.



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