Dichlorvos from lice and nits: reviews, instructions?
Dichlorvos From Lice And Nits: Reviews, Instructions — How Much To Keep And How Not To Harm Health?
- 1 Dichlorvos From Lice And Nits: Reviews, Instructions — How Much To Keep And How Not To Harm Health?
- 2 Is this your child’s symptom?
- 3 When to Call for Lice — Head
- 4 Seattle Children’s Urgent Care Locations
- 5 Care Advice for Head Lice
- 6 Treat Lice Naturally with Diatomaceous Earth
- 7 5 Ways to Lower Your Odds of Getting Lice
- 8 1. Watch Your Head
- 9 2. It’s Nice to Share, But Not Always
- 10 3. DonвЂ™t Lend an Ear
- 11 4. Avoid the Comfy Couch
- 12 5. Do Your Laundry
Is this your child’s symptom?
- A scalp infection with tiny gray bugs called lice
- Lice lay many white eggs (nits) in the hair
Symptoms of Head Lice
- The eggs are easier to see than the lice. Nits (eggs) are tiny white specks attached to hairs. Unlike dandruff or sand, nits can’t be shaken off the hair shafts.
- Itching of the scalp is the main symptom.
- A scalp rash may be present. The back of the neck is the favorite area.
- Lice are 1/16-inch (2 mm) long gray-colored bugs. They move quickly and are difficult to see.
- They are the size of a sesame seed.
- The lice feed on blood from the scalp. While the bug is sucking blood, some of its secretions get mixed in. Any scalp rash or bumps is the body’s reaction to the bug’s saliva.
Lifespan of Lice
- The nits (eggs) hatch into lice in about 1 week.
- Nits (eggs) that are over ½ inch (1 cm) from the scalp are empty egg cases. They are very white in color.
- Off the scalp, nits (eggs) can’t survive over 2 weeks.
- Adult lice survive 3 weeks on the scalp or 24 hours off the scalp.
Transmission of Head Lice: Live Lice, Not Nits
- Only live lice can give lice to another child.
- Nits (lice eggs) cannot pass on lice. Nits are attached to the child’s hair.
Lice Exposure: Low Risk for Getting It
- Most children who are exposed to someone with head lice do not get them.
- Lice cannot jump or fly. They can only crawl. Lice are only passed to others by close head-to-head contact. Even then the risk is low.
- Lice are rarely passed to others by sharing caps or combs.
- Sleepovers and sleeping together only has a small risk.
- Bed-sharing is the only reason the AAP recommends treating after exposure.
- Most often, the spread of lice to others occurs at home, not school.
When to Call for Lice — Head
Contact Doctor Within 24 Hours
- Age less than 2 months old
- Scalp looks infected (such as pus, soft scabs, open sores)
Contact Doctor During Office Hours
- You think your child needs to be seen
- Not sure your child has head lice
- New head lice or nits are seen after treatment
- Scalp rash or itch lasts more than 7 days after treatment
- You have other questions or concerns
Self Care at Home
Seattle Children’s Urgent Care LocationsIf your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.
Care Advice for Head Lice
What You Should Know About Head Lice:
- Head lice can be treated at home.
- With careful treatment, all lice and nits (lice eggs) are usually killed.
- There are no lasting problems from having head lice.
- They do not carry any diseases.
- They do not make your child feel sick.
- Here is some care advice that should help.
- Buy some anti-lice creme rinse (such as Nix) and follow package directions. No prescription is needed.
- First, wash the hair with a regular shampoo. Then, towel dry it before using the anti-lice creme. Do not use a conditioner or creme rinse after shampooing. Reason: It will interfere with Nix.
- Pour 2 ounces (full bottle or 60 mL) of Nix into damp hair. People with long hair may need to use 2 bottles.
- Work the creme into all the hair down to the roots.
- If needed, add a little warm water to work up a lather.
- Nix is safe above 2 months old.
- Leave the shampoo on for a full 10 minutes. If you don’t, it won’t kill all the lice. Then rinse the hair well with water and dry it with a towel.
- Repeat the anti-lice shampoo in 9 days. Be sure to do this or the lice may come back. Two treatments are always needed. The second treatment will kill any new lice that have hatched from eggs.
Remove the Dead Nits:
- Nit removal is not necessary. It should not interfere with the return to school.
- Some schools, however, have a no-nit policy. They will not allow children to return if nits are seen. The American Academy of Pediatrics advise that no-nit policies be no longer used. The National Association of School Nurses also takes this stand. If your child’s school has a no-nit policy, call your child’s doctor.
- Reasoning: Only live lice can spread lice to another child. One treatment with Nix kills all the lice.
- Nits (lice eggs) do not spread lice. Most treated nits (lice eggs) are dead after the first treatment with Nix. The others will be killed with the 2nd treatment.
- Removing the dead nits is not essential or urgent. However, it prevents others from thinking your child still has untreated lice.
- Nits can be removed by backcombing with a special nit comb.
- You can also pull them out one at a time. This will take a lot of time.
- Wetting the hair with water makes removal easier. Avoid any products that claim they loosen the nits. (Reason: Can interfere with Nix)
Hairwashing Precautions to Help Nix Work:
- Don’t wash the hair with shampoo until 2 days after Nix treatment.
- Avoid hair conditioners before treatment. Do not use them for 2 weeks after treatment. Reason: Coats the hair and interferes with Nix.
Treating Close Contacts:
- Check the heads of everyone else living in your home. If lice or nits are seen, they also should be treated. Use the anti-lice shampoo on them as well.
- Also, anyone with an itchy scalp rash should be treated.
- Bedmates of children with lice should also be treated. If in doubt, have your child checked for lice.
Return to School:
- Lice are spread by close contact. They cannot jump or fly.
- Your child can return to school after 1 treatment with the anti-lice shampoo.
- A child with nits doesn’t need to miss any school or child care. Nits do not spread to others, nor
do they cause lice in others.
- Remind your child not to share combs and hats.
- Be sure to tell the school nurse or child care center director. She can check other students in your child’s class.
Cleaning the House — Preventing Spread:
- Avoid close contact with others until after the first anti-lice treatment.
- Lice that are off the body rarely cause infection. Reason: Lice can’t live for over 24 hours off the human body. Vacuum your child’s room.
- Soak hair brushes for 1 hour in a solution containing some anti-lice shampoo.
- Wash your child’s sheets, blankets, and pillow cases. Wash any clothes worn in the past 2 days. Wash in hot water (130° F or 54° C). This kills lice and nits.
- Items that can’t be washed (hats, coats, or scarves) should be set aside. Put them in sealed plastic bags for 2 weeks. This is the longest period that nits can survive. (Note: This is an option. This step probably is not needed.)
What to Expect:
- With 2 treatments, all lice and nits should be killed.
- If lice come back, it can mean another contact with an infected person. It can also be that the shampoo wasn’t left on for 10 minutes. It may also mean that hair conditioner was used.
- Also, make sure the Nix is repeated in 9 days. If you don’t, the lice may come back.
Call Your Doctor If:
- New lice or nits are seen in the hair
- Scalp rash or itch lasts more than 1 week after the anti-lice shampoo
- Sores on scalp start to spread or look infected
- You think your child needs to be seen
- Your child becomes worse
Extra Care Advice — Cetaphil Cleanser for Nix Treatment Failures:
- Go to your drugstore and buy Cetaphil cleanser in the soap department. No prescription is needed. It works by coating the lice and suffocating them.
- Apply the Cetaphil cleanser throughout the scalp to dry hair.
- After all the hair is wet, wait 2 minutes for Cetaphil to soak in.
- Comb out as much excess cleanser as possible.
- Blow dry your child’s hair. It has to be thoroughly dry down to the scalp to suffocate the lice. Expect this to take 3 times longer than normal drying.
- The dried Cetaphil will smother the lice. Leave it on your child’s hair for at least 8 hours.
- In the morning, wash off the Cetaphil with a regular shampoo.
- To cure your child of lice, repeat this process twice in 1 and 2 weeks.
- The cure rate can be 97%.
- Detailed instructions can be found online: Nuvo Method for Head Lice.
And remember, contact your doctor if your child develops any of the ‘Call Your Doctor’ symptoms.Disclaimer: this health information is for educational purposes only. You, the reader, assume full responsibility for how you choose to use it.
Treat Lice Naturally with Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth: Treat Lice Naturally
One of the biggest fears among school children’s parents is Lice. Yuck, but we have to deal with it but do we have to deal with it by putting toxic chemicals right next to our child’s brain? I don’t think so and nature is the driving force to just say no. According to the American Chemical Society, they found that in 2014, 99.6 percent of lice tested had developed gene mutations making them resistant to common over-the-counter or even prescription medications! In California, Florida, Maine, and Minnesota, every insect sampled was resistant to the toxic pesticide permethrin. So like we have been preaching all these years, what do you do without that magic pesticide? Well, we have an organic, NON-GMO, and NON-TOXIC alternative that really works to treat lice!
How to Kill Lice Using Diatomaceous Earth
There is really no reason to apply pesticides to your child. Many find that an application of diatomaceous earth does wonders compared to even other natural remedies out there. Diatomaceous Earth is made up of the tiny fossilized remains of diatoms, which are single-celled plants. The diatoms are ground up and made into a very fine powder and when they have contact with an insect, will suck the fats from the exoskeleton of the insect making it so the insect cannot keep its own fluids within itself.
Diatomaceous Earth simply sucks the body fluids from it and dries them to death. Diatomaceous Earth is non-toxic to humans as long as it is 100% Diatomaceous Earth preferably food grade unless you want to use powdered quartz which is found in filter grade diatomaceous earth. Do not use that stuff, we repeat, do not use it. Also, Diatomaceous Earth is very fine and if inhaled for prolonged periods in massive amounts, could cause some lung irritation.
So here are the directions on how to apply this:
1. Place an old T-shirt upside down over your child’s head so the collar forms a seal around the scalp.
2. Apply DE to your child’s hair, while being careful to keep the dust inside of the T-shirt “bag”
3. Tie off the open end of the T-shirt and massage the DE into your child’s scalp.
4. Allow it to sit overnight, then shampoo it out the next day.
5. This should be followed by a thorough combing with an EXTRA fine comb. Please reapply every couple of days for a two week period.
5 Ways to Lower Your Odds of Getting Lice
Lice — 5 Ways to Lower Your Odds of Getting Lice
YouвЂ™ve never had lice and want to make sure it stays that way. Head lice is very common among kids between ages 3 and 11. If youвЂ™re a parent, teacher, or caregiver of a child this age, lice are more likely to find their way into your home.
You can have lice and not yet know it. Lice eggs (nits) are very hard to see and may not cause itching at first. ItвЂ™s not always possible to keep these mites away, but you can take a few simple steps to reduce your risk. Here are five things to know about preventing lice.
1. Watch Your Head
Lice crawl onto the body. They canвЂ™t fly or jump. They most often spread with head-to-head contact. That means you usually must be close to someone with lice to catch it. Avoid activities that involve hair-to-hair contact as much as possible.
That hat on the store rack might look tempting and make for a great selfie, but think twice before you try it on. You can get lice if you share hats, hoodies, towels, beds, and pillows with someone who has or recently had it. Sometimes, lice spread on combs and brushes. Such вЂњshared contactвЂќ is uncommon, but can happen. Lice can live for about a day or two after falling off the body. To prevent lice, never share things that touch the head.
3. DonвЂ™t Lend an Ear
Lice donвЂ™t often live on hard surfaces like plastic, but they can sometimes hang out on ear buds for a short time. To lower your risk of catching them, donвЂ™t share headphones at home or at the gym.
4. Avoid the Comfy Couch
It might be nice to sit on the plush sofa at the doctorвЂ™s office or library, but ask yourself this: Who sat there before you? Lice or lice eggs (nits) can live for about 48 hours on upholstered furniture and rugs. A safer bet is a wooden or plastic chair. Stuffed animals are a hideaway for lice, too.
5. Do Your Laundry
Worried you may have been around someone with lice? Lice die when exposed to temperatures greater than 128.3В°F for 5 or more minutes. Prevent a lice outbreak by tossing your clothing, hat, jacket, scarf, gloves, and any other items into the washer. Use hot water (130В° F or higher), and then dry on high heat. Soak your combs and brushes in the wash, too. CanвЂ™t wash an item? Place it in a plastic bag for 2 weeks.