Scientists reported the appearance of what they call ‘super louse’ that is resistant to everything we already know. Know how to destroy it if it reaches your family.
The recent study published on WebMD, refuels a new finding that would have detected the existence of a super louse that is resistant to all the over-the-counter products available on the market today, and apparently it is also resistant to the homemade products that many mothers are used to wearing.
According to dermatologist Ellen Koch, director of this study that would have identified this super louse: “the efficacy of existing products has dropped dramatically in many areas of the United States,” she explains.
The large outbreak of lice in schools has led this researcher to say that “in fact, if we look hard enough, we can probably find lice on the heads of children in almost every school in the country.”
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The only thing that works
According to the study, the products we are used to buying are only 25 percent effective.
According to the report, the only thing that is working with 95% efficiency are the products prescribed by doctors. Nothing that is sold without a prescription really works.
Therefore, it is recommended that if you see that your children or family has been infected with lice, that you go to your doctor or a dermatologist to get a prescription.
Can it be prevented?
Contrary to what many still think, lice attack everyone equally, they do not respect social classes, and any child and even adult can be a victim of this annoying infection.
As reported by Health Line, there are certain practices and habits that you can teach your children and make part of your family to prevent lice infections that are annoying and embarrassing.
1. Avoid and teach your children to avoid sharing these objects
Lice do not fly, but they can climb on anything. So it is important that you avoid sharing, even at home, combs, hairbrushes, hair accessories, hats, helmets, coats, scarves, towels, and atria.
Basically, you should avoid sharing and having them share objects that are in contact with their head, back and shoulders.
2. Try to keep your hair tied up in girls and short in boys
You can reduce the chances of contagion if you keep girls’ hair in a ponytail or in a braid; and that of men, as short as possible.
3. Keep the spaces in your home airy and open
Nits can grow in closets, between clothes, on shoes, or anywhere dark and full of objects that make it difficult for you to clean. Lice can breed in places other than just the head.
4. Keep your hair clean and detangled
Hygiene is always important and makes things more difficult for lice, however, it does not mean that lice only attack children with poor hygiene; lice can attack anyone.
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There are some products that can scare away lice
Although there is not enough scientific information to say that these substances will, yes or yes, drive away lice, there is enough evidence for you to try.
You can use the oils and mix them with the children’s hair conditioner to keep lice away.
Facts You Should Know About Head Lice
They are parasites that only attack humans
They are most commonly spread by head-to-head contact
They are small and can be camouflaged according to the color of their victim’s hair.
It prefers dark places, so it can be seen more frequently on the nape and behind the ears.
They live in a day or two after leaving the human head if they have no way to feed.
They can lay up to ten eggs (nits) per day
Men and Africans are less likely to get head lice
If you have used a treatment and your child has not had nits or lice for two weeks, they are considered cured. Do not hesitate to consult a doctor if your case presents complications and use the ultra fine combs to remove the nits.