Summer is the time when children take more hours playing with other kids enjoying their vacation, which makes parents extra cautious of their child getting infected with head lice given that it tends to produce rapidly during this season.
Ever since kuto or head lice existed, there have been hearsays on how to eliminate these tiny blood-sucking parasites passed on from generation to generation, which are not at all proven effective yet parents continually hold on to these methods.
Head lice and mayonnaise do not mix
Mayonnaise may be delicious as it sounds until you spread it all over your kid’s hair. This method is told to be effective in suffocating head lice, which in the end, eradicates them. Head lice can survive up to 6 hours of suffocation and it basically means you have to leave the mayo spread on your kid’s hair for a long time. This tedious way, however, do not kill head lice and nits. Thus, solving your kid’s head lice infestation using mayonnaise can be counterproductive as nits can become adult after a few days and head lice infestation can reoccur.
Kerosene is unsafe for your kid
Probably the most horrendous hearsay of killing head lice is to soak your child’s hair with kerosene. This home remedy is one of the oldest, perhaps used by your great-grandmother in treating head lice. However, experts warn parents in using this method. The fumes dissipated by kerosene can easily ignite even the smallest spark or flame which can likely burn your kid’s hair. Plus, the chemical can be too harmful to your child’s health.
Nit-picking comb isn’t a nitpicker at all
Each household has had at least one nit-picker comb, an emergency kit whenever someone in the house is infected with head lice. It can actually be helpful in getting rid of adult head lice but lice eggs are exempted. An adult louse produces up to 100 eggs and using a nit-picking comb to eradicate lice can be endless. Hundreds of these nits can turn into adults in a matter of days and will cause your kid the same inconvenience, not to mention the sting that a nit-picking comb brings to their scalp.
Head lice home remedies debunked
Head lice infestation has become ordinary among Filipino households and parents are taking action on it through alternatives. However, this can actually be treated in a proper way such as consulting your doctor or, the more affordable way, using a head lice treatment shampoo such as Licealiz.
Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo effectively kills lice and nits after two weeks of use and prevents lice infestations from recurring. Its active ingredient, pyrethrin, a natural extract from chrysanthemum flowers, is clinically tested and proven safe and successful in killing lice and nits while its conditioning formula keeps your kid’s hair soft, smooth, and fragrant.
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