Back to school unfortunately rhymes with lice.
Kids are happy to see their friends and hug each other increasing chances to share little insects. But why it is so hard to get rid of lice? Lice has mutated and are now pesticide resistant, but don’t worry there’s a solution! Pesticide-free products such as Nyda choke lice instead of intoxicating them and this is why the treatment is so effective.
There are interesting “answers” available on the web… Here some fun facts:
Studies have shown that lice can survive under water for several hours and remain clinging to hair even when plunged into a pool, where chlorine doesn’t actually kill them. Of course, they’re never going to place on the podium for a 100 metre breaststroke event, but they do manage to stand their ground. That’s also why using normal shampoo isn’t enough to get rid of them.
Odours do not repel lice! Although lavender essential oil is known for its insecticidal properties, it isn’t a sufficiently powerful active ingredient to eradicate lice. On top of that, it absolutely must not be used on children, since like many essential oils, it is toxic in high doses. In short, there’s no point to diving into a lavender field. Oh well.
Vinegar should not be used to treat pediculosis. It can irritate the scalp. As for olive oil, it has no effect on nits. Stick to using those ingredients in your summer salad dressing!
There is no proof that lice have a preference for a particular type of head. Lice proliferate when children are in close proximity to each other, such as playing games and having sleepovers. Clean hair, dirty hair, it doesn’t matter—lice are equal-opportunity parasites.
Nope! There’s no call for shaving long princess or prince cuts. And remember, you can have lice too!
Although the risk of infestation through contact with personal belongings (bedclothes, clothing, combs, brushes and other items) is minimal, they can be cleaned using one of the following methods:
· Soak in hot water (65 °C or 150 °F) for 5 to 10 minutes.
· Have clothing dry cleaned.
· Put clothing in the dryer for 20 minutes at the hottest setting.
· Place belongings in a sealed plastic bag for 10 days.
· Vacuum carpets and sofas.