Diseases

Lice: how to avoid them?

Misconceptions circulate unfortunately as fast as the lice themselves.
As often, prevention is better than cure, even if it remains difficult here. One thing is certain though: the shorter the hair, the less likely you are to catch parasites. That said, shaving girls' hair may not be the way to go.

The ideal would be to avoid direct contact with an infested person, even if, when one is 10 years old and that one confides his little secrets between girlfriends, this instruction is difficult to respect ...
The only good prevention, on arrival, is collective. The louse must be considered as a colonizer, and as soon as it contaminates an individual, one can be certain that he will seek to extend his territory to others. It must therefore block the road before it happens again.

Lice love communities. Schools and summer camps are their favorite playgrounds. This is why we must monitor carefully and regularly the head of his children, and treat until the total elimination of parasites as soon as we know of the presence of lice. It is by treating early and quickly that we can avoid epidemics.

The first thing is to avoid pesticides in the form of lotion, spray ... Because the louse, not happy to be naughty, is clever. The parasite has become accustomed to pesticides and has become resistant to them, especially those of the pyrethrin family. This type of product is therefore ineffective, even dangerous, and using them could further increase the resistance of lice to this kind of treatment.

It is also useless to wash the hair of your child every day. It is useless because the louse likes dirty hair as well as clean hair. The shampoo will not dislodge it. On the other hand, the repeated use of detergent disrupts the pH of the scalp and may cause irritation.

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