A lice infestation is an abnormal population of parasites that reside in your body. The three basic types of lice are body lice, head lice, and pubic lice. Body lice are distributed all over the body but are most common in the head, neck, and legs. Head lice lay eggs at the scalp’s base and attach to hair in the hair follicle using a proboscis.
These parasites cause embarrassing itching and scratching that leads to the spreading of the lice and their pesky eggs. They are particularly difficult to get rid of because they attach to the hair at a very tender point and may be difficult to reach with a comb or other tools. Even a lice infestation that is found to be unnoticeable at first can be a real nuisance after a while. One type of lice is known as cedar lice and is found mostly in North America. They are small insects about the size of a grain of salt and live in long threads on the hair.
It’s possible to identify head lice with a magnifying glass, but even this can be difficult because their small dark colour makes them almost invisible. They are so tiny that you will only be able to see them with the naked eye, which makes them virtually impossible to spot during a lice infestation. When a person’s body becomes infected with them, they may experience intense itching and a rash. For this reason, it is usually best to treat lice with a lice shampoo and powder.
Nits are another type of louse that live in the hair. They look like minute dandruff on the skin and are much less noticeable than the cedar lice. They, too, are generally treated the same way – with a lice shampoo and powder.
If you’re not sure what kind of lice you have, you should contact a dermatologist. They can tell you whether your symptoms are consistent with lice or something else. There is a lotion for lice treatments on the market, but most of them are not very effective because they only kill the lice attached to your skin. Although they might work well for nits and lice eggs, they won’t work for the eggs already laid.
Lice can live in a person’s hair for up to six weeks without a body of their own, so they can easily hide until you come in contact with them. They tend to lay their eggs in the hair shaft near the scalp, but if you find them anywhere else, they will probably die off soon enough. A magnifying glass will help you to see any lice or eggs that may be attached to your head. If you find any white specks in your hair, then it is most likely that you have one of the several types of lice commonly known as “rolling lice” or “intense itching lice”. Lice have the upper hand when it comes to irritating our bodies – they can push your toes back out of your shoes and irritate your skin simultaneously.
When it comes to dealing with lice in your hair, you have two options. You can either kill them with a lice shampoo or treat your infested hair with a lice killer. If you want to kill the lice with shampoo, you can purchase an anti-lice or lice comb from your pharmacy or grocery store. Some of the shampoos on the market today are very good at killing adult lice. You wash your hair thoroughly in lice-preventing shampoo, wait for it to dry, use the comb to remove the dead lice, and then wash your hair again.
The other option is to use a lice killer. There are medicated shampoos out there that you can purchase that will kill all adult lice in your house. However, there are lotions and oils that you can spray onto your hair to rid yourself of all of the eggs laid by the lice. While it is recommended that you use a lice killer with your medicated shampoo, using a lice-preventing lotion with your medicated shampoo will help you kill all of the eggs laid by the adult lice in your house.