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My kid has head lice. What should I do?

Head lice impact schoolchildren and their families.

If your kids had head lice, you know how anxious you were if they scratched.

While going to school is vital for a child’s growth, there is a fear that the youngster will catch an infection or bring home hair lice.

They attach to clean or filthy hair.

Lice spread easily through head-to-head contact at school, home, and outdoors (sports, playground, slumber parties, camp).

Itchy scalp, ticklishness, irritation, difficulty sleeping (head lice are most active at night), and head sores are common lice symptoms.

After a lice outbreak, we wash everything in the house and sift through hair for nits.

Lice combs can provide some relief, but they’re not a permanent remedy.

Sharp lice teeth can kill head lice but not nits. Sharp edges can harm children’s scalps.

Neem oil includes insecticidal chemicals that impede lice reproduction, while coconut oil contains lauric acid, which treats lice. The shampoo stuns large and little lice, which can then be combed out. After 1-2 weeks, Mediker removes the new lice. Mediker removed any leftover lice last week, stopping the lice cycle. The medicated shampoo has been clinically tested on children.

Dr. Neha Rastogi, Fortis Hospital “Using an anti-lice shampoo is the most effective way to remove hair lice,” she says at AIIMS Delhi. “Neem and coconut are proven ways to treat this problem, so I recommend herbal, clinically-tested shampoos for parents.

“Being in the pharma and personal care industry for so many years, I can tell that parents should select for only medicated shampoos to effectively treat lice infestations,” says hair specialist Mridula Kini.

Mridula Kini, a hair specialist, believes parents should use medicated shampoos to treat lice.

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