4 Highly Abhorrent Infant Health Issues – Part II



Lice :

These parasitic creatures snugly seek shelter on the scalp and hair, fasten their eggs on to the hair roots, and gleefully live their entire life cycle comprising of nit, nymph and adulthood on the individual’s head for time spans of 1-3 weeks.

Icky Quotient: Hits the roof.

Lice are discernible, vampire-like, blood-thirsty insects that inhabit in congregations on your child’s head. Merely visualizing about them is enough to make one crazily itch one’s head. Pop in the intrinsic disgrace linked with lice infection, and one is assured a major annoyance.

Head lice and nitsProliferating Mechanism:

These pests frequently flit locations from head, cushions, combs and if it has inhabited someone’s lice-inundated head, then it is a probable vector. Lice are known to survive for quite a few days in the absence of person contact; hence infested clothing could be a lucrative means of transmission for this critter.

Detecting their presence:

A mere peer into the scalp and it is possible to catch a glimpse of their presence. The pinhead-sized critters can be noticed crawling around having small heads and legs, if one is daring enough to scrutinize them at close proximity. Nits are miniature, yellowish, oval-shaped creatures that clutch to the person’s hairs, noted to be widely prevalent in the hair that is located at the back of the ear and close to the neck region. Nits have an appearance much similar to dandruff, though they stubbornly cling on to the hair despite of trying to comb them off. There is intense itching on the bite site and kids could sense these tiny-little monsters crawl around over the head in cases of increased infestation.

Course of Treatment:

Though these bugs could be hand picked, majority of the doctors concur that the use of pesticide, anti-lice shampoos prove beneficial in warding off these pests. An unconventional approach would be trying the use of olive oil, tea tree oil or petroleum jelly that might clog and smother the lice. The additionally obtainable non-toxic items like Happyheads are also a beneficial choice for treating this infestation. Thorough washing all bedcovers, clothing and hair combs at idyllic temperature of 130degrees Fahrenheit, vacuuming all the carpets, upholsteries and sealing away stuffed toys for a couple of weeks.

Read more at : 4 Highly Abhorrent Infant Health Issues – Part I


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  1. You are 100% right when you say they are “vampire” like, because they are…they literally just suck your blood to live, and the way they crawl around your head Oh….its horrible. Our family got it too, but its over thank goodness (sings a little song of praise)….its no fun, and they are getting HARD to get rid of.

    Sorry you had the same experience…it will be over soon! Hang in there :)

    Scott

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