Posts Tagged ‘head lice treatment’

Everything you (never) wanted to know about head lice

Even talking about them makes your head itch, but lice is a common problem among kids and big frustration for moms. The reality is that head lice has always been around but its just that nobody wants to talk about it!!! Did you know that Lice is the second most common communicable disease in children,…

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Lice and Herbal Remedies

When we talk about herbal remedies we are not referring to popular over the counter products that are full of chemicals and sold at stores such as RID and NIX. There are a number of herbal remedies available on the market for treating head lice. These product generally are non-chemical, non-pesticides that use natural ingredients…

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Head Lice Life Cycle

Head Lice Stages Head lice are human host parasites that live on the head of humans and only humans. They feed on the blood of the human scalp and they do not live on pets. They need to take a blood meal about every 2 to 3 hours. They crawl down off the hair shaft…

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Can Head Lice Jump?

Can lice jump? Head lice are a wingless human parasites that are uniquely adapted for feeding and breathing on human heads. They have six claws designed to hold on very tightly to strands of human hair and they don’t like to hold onto things like furniture or pets. It is just for human hair. They…

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How Long Can Lice Live

Human head lice don’t live very long at all. Their entire life cycle is only about 30-35 days. The adult lice needs human blood to survive. They suck blood and feed about every two to three hours off the scalp of the head. If they come off the scalp, should that happen, they die within…

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25 Chemicals in Lice Products Linked to Health Problems in Children

25Chemicals in Lice Products Linked to Health Problems in Children Pyrethroids are a class of chemicals used in insecticides, including the most popular head lice medications. A new study in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports what many had feared for decades—that “exposure to certain pyrethroids, at environmental levels, may negatively affect neurobehavioral development by…

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Over-The-Counter Treatments: How They Work and How They Don’t

When a child comes home from school (or camp or day care) with head lice, most parents rush to the pharmacy and buy one of many available over-the-counter (OTC) head-lice treatments. There are a couple of reasons to slow down before taking this step.First, there is no need to panic. Easier said than done, of…

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Yikes! Study Connects Selfies and Head Lice and It’s Terrifying

Yikes! Study Connects Selfies and Head Lice and It’s Terrifying Today in horrifying science news: most kids with their own cell phones end up with lice within five years. Insert scream emoji here. Real talk mamas: from the moment your toddler figured out how to swipe open your phone, launch the camera and push a button,…

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