How to Clean up After Head Lice

How to Clean up After Head Lice?

You know how annoying and itchy head lice can be if you’ve ever had them. But getting rid of them is only half the battle. You also have to clean up your house to ensure the lice are gone.

What works and what doesn’t

There are a few things that you can do to get rid of head lice, but not all methods are created equal. Some common treatments include over-the-counter creams and shampoos, home remedies like vinegar or mayonnaise, and prescription medications. But which one works?

The most effective way to get rid of head lice is to use a special shampoo or cream you can buy at the pharmacy. These products contain chemicals that kill the lice and are safe for most people to use. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should check with your doctor before using any of these products.

Home remedies like vinegar or mayonnaise might sound like a good idea, but they’re usually not very effective. And if you misuse them, they could even make the problem worse.

How to remove head lice and nits

If you or your children have head lice, don’t panic! Although head lice are a nuisance, they’re not dangerous and don’t spread disease. You can get rid of head lice with a few simple steps.

Start by combing the hair with a fine-toothed comb to remove the lice and nits (lice eggs). Be sure to rinse the comb after each stroke. You may also want to use a magnifying glass to help you spot the tiny lice and nits.

Next, wash the affected person’s bedding, clothing, and towels in hot water. Ensure that all nits and lice are removed from carpets and upholstered furniture by vacuuming them.

Finally, treat your home with an insecticide spray to prevent re-infestation.

How to prevent head lice in the future

If you find yourself or a loved one battling head lice our clinic can help. Our staff is made up of trained head lice professionals that can help you get lice free fast. From head lice checks to our premium head lice treatment we’ll have you back to normal in no time. Our treatments are fast, non-toxic and backed by our lice free guarantee. Stay lice free with the lice experts at Lice Clinics 805.