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How to safely and effectively remove head lice and nits - guaranteed!

Posted Aug 18 2009 11:22pm
How to safely and effectively remove head lice and nits - guaranteed!

Head lice have been our close companions for at least 5.5 million years -- since the time of our last common ancestor caught head lice from some nearby chimpanzees. After many years of using dangerous pediculicide POISONS; we're still nowhere close to getting rid of them. Annual incidence among schoolchildren runs as high as 37 percent even in wealthy, industrialized nations.

Here's a back-to-school quiz to test your knowledge of our ancient fellow travelers. Only about 7 percent of parents knew the correct answers to all 10 questions in a recent survey in Australia.

TRUE OR FALSE? 1. Head lice can jump. 2. Head lice can survive for several days away from the head. 3. When infested, most people frequently scratch their head. 4. Head lice can live in hats or on carpet. 5. De-lousing products kill lice and their eggs. 6. For best results, always repeat de-lousing treatment one week later. 7. Head lice are fussy about the head they live on. 8. Head lice crawl from head to head. 9. If head lice infest someone in your home, you must thoroughly clean house. 10. Pets can spread head lice.

(Answers: 1. False. 2. False; they die within six hours to a day. 3. False; many cases cause no itching, so detecting them requires close inspection of the scalp. 4. False. 5. False; over-the-counter treatments don't reliably kill eggs. 6. True; a second treatment is required to try to kill the newly hatched nymphs, but is dangerous and does not remove resistant lice or the nits. 7. False. 8. True. 9. False; but it's a good idea to wash and hot-dry the bedding of those who are infested. 10. False.)

What are the signs and symptoms of head lice infestation?

Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair.
Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse.
Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark..
Sores on the head caused by scratching. These sores can sometimes become infected with bacteria found on the person’s skin.

How did my child get head lice?

Head-to-head contact with an already infested person is the most common way to get head lice. Head-to-head contact is common during play at school, at home, and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties and summer camp).

Uncommonly, head lice may also be spread by sharing clothing or belongings onto which lice or nits may have crawled or fallen. Examples include:

Sharing clothing (hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms) or articles (hair ribbons, barrettes, combs, brushes, towels, stuffed toys) recently worn or used by a person infested with head lice.
Lying on a bed, couch, pillow, or carpet that has recently been in contact with an infested person. The risk of getting an infestation by a louse or nit that has fallen onto a carpet or furniture is very small.
Dogs, cats, and other animals do not play any role in the spread of human head lice.

How are head lice infestations diagnosed?

The diagnosis of a head lice infestation is best made by finding a live nymph or adult louse on the scalp or hair of a person. Because nymphs and adult lice are very small, move quickly, and avoid light, they can be difficult to find. Use of a magnifying lens and a fine-toothed comb may be helpful to find live lice. If crawling lice are not seen, finding nits firmly attached within a 1/4 inch of base of the hair shafts strongly suggests, but does not confirm, that a person is infested and should be treated. Nits that are attached more than 1/4 inch from the base of the hair shaft are almost always dead or already hatched. Nits are often confused with other things found in the hair such as dandruff, hair spray droplets, and dirt particles. If no live nymphs or adult lice are seen, and the only nits found are more than ¼-inch from the scalp, the infestation is probably old and no longer active and does not need to be treated.

If you are not sure if a person has head lice, the diagnosis should be made by their health care provider, school nurse, local health department, or other person trained to identify live head lice.

The Institute of Pest Management, Inc and the author of THE BEST CONTROL II have tested and found Safe Solutions Lice R Gone® to be the safest, fastest and most economical lice and nit removal solution on the market, priced at just over a dollar per treatment, you simply can't afford to use anything else!

One 8 oz. bottle is enough to treat an entire family's infestation. Lice R Gone® is registered as a Medical Device by the FDA and is protected by two patents in the USA, Canada and Australia. Lice R Gone safely removes both lice and nits in abour ten minutes - not happy? Safe Solutions Lice R Gone® has the only real money-back guarantee on the market today. Please see: http://www.licetest.com and http://www.licergone.com
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