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Video: Lice Treatment: 3 Natural Alternatives To Drugs
A real headache for parents, lice are easily transmitted and are often difficult to eliminate. Every year, more than 100 million people are infected with it all over the world. A rather worrying statistic. Fortunately, these tiny unwanted hosts are harmless and pose no health problem. But what to do when they become resistant to insecticide-based drugs? Focus on three natural lice treatment methods!
Lice treatment: 3 natural ideas to try at home
Identified in mummies dating back to 4000 BC, it sometimes seems impossible to win the battle against lice. These tiny insects inhabit the scalp of humans, feed by sucking their blood, and can stay there for up to 30 days. Lice are spread by direct contact with an infected individual or by indirect contact through contaminated objects.
Once the small parasites are detected, the first thing to do is to get a drug to deal with them. However, this type of lice treatment was recently classified as ineffective. What to do then? Here are 5 natural and harmless tips to successfully control these insects.
A large number of essential oils have been identified as very effective in the fight against lice. However, before using such treatment, one should first perform an allergy test. To do this, we dilute the essential oil in such a medium and apply a small drop on the back of the hand. If there is no reaction, treatment is started. Here are the effective essential oils:
• Tea tree • Lavender • Neem • Clove • Eucalyptus • Anise • Cinnamon leaf • Red thyme • Peppermint • Nutmeg
Mix 60 ml of olive oil with 15-20 drops of essential oil. Then apply the preparation on the scalp using cotton balls. Leave on for at least 12 hours. Comb, shampoo, rinse and repeat.
The use of vinegar as a treatment against lice is indeed an effective and traditional method. But be careful, never pure! Thanks to its acidic and antiseptic properties, vinegar easily helps loosen nits. So, all you have to do is dilute one tbsp. of white vinegar in a glass of water and apply the mixture to the scalp by massaging. Wrap a towel around the head and leave for 10 minutes. Then comb, rinse and wash the hair several times to dissipate the smell.
Here is a natural method that may surprise you but is very effective against lice. Apply a generous amount of mayonnaise to hair and scalp and cover with a shower cap. Leave it on overnight.