The only condition more prevalent in children than head lice is the common cold. Why are head lice infestation so common? Like colds and flu, kids usually pick lice up at school and other social places. Lice move fast when children have close physical contact so it's easy to pick up head lice from school or day-care and bring them home to spread.
A typical child has over a 100,000 strands of hair so there's plenty of spots from head lice to hang on! As soon as head lice are detected, effective treatment is needed. The head lice cycle must be broken, otherwise head lice can continue to re-infest. So here's some advice from www.neutralice.com.au on how to break the cycle of head lice.
Step 1. Apply the treatment.
Apply Neutra Lice Advance Lotion Kit
Suitable for your child's sensitive skin, NeutraLice Advance is a pesticide-free head lice treatment. NeutraLice Advance stuns the lice respiratory spiracles open and blocks them to physically prevent the louse breathing. The lice die from asphyxia and dehydration. They can then be easily removed as this breaks their grip on the hair shaft. Lice can not develop resistance as NeutraLice Advance as it has a physical mode of action.
- Kills head lice and eggs
- Pesticide free
- Clinically proven
- Fast and easy to use
- Works in 10 minutes
- Does not cause stinging so is suitable for sensitive skins and children over 6 months of age.
- Includes a lice comb to detect and remove eggs (nits).
Step 2. Remove the eggs.
Cleanse daily between treatments with Neutra Lice Conditioner Shampoo Lice Egg Remover and comb using Nitcomb-M2.
The removal of head lice eggs, commonly called nits, can be very difficult and frustrating as the nits will attach to the hair with a glue-like substance.
NeutraLice Conditioner Shampoo Lice Egg Remover is a specially formulated hair cleanser for daily use to help remove lice eggs and dead head lice. It can also be used after head lice treatments to help remove nits. It contains acetic acid, which can help break the bond between the nits and the hair. This helps loosen the nits, allowing them to be combed out without difficulty. Unless all the nits are removed there is a risk of re-infestation of head lice as the nits hatch between seven to 10 days.
*NeutraLice Conditioner Shampoo does not kill head lice alone.
Developed by a pharmacist, the Nitcomb-M2 has two rows of metal teeth – fine and extra fine. This patented two row technology comb doubles the effectiveness to remove head lice from the scalp. The front row of teeth glides through the hair removing the larger head lice, followed by an extra fine row, which removes any smaller head lice and eggs.
Step 3. Repeat.
Help end the head lice cycle
Repeat the treatment on day seven and day 14, conditioning and combing daily between treatments.
* NeutraLice Advance & Nitcomb-M2 is a class 1 medical device.Warnings: NeutraLice Advance: Do not use on children under six months of age except on medical advice. Not to be swallowed. Keep out of eyes and ears. If contact does occur, flush immediately with water. If skin irritation (eg. rash) occurs wash the affected area and discontinue use. If symptoms persist seek advice from a healthcare professional. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.