What are lice?
LICE or LOUSE (singular) is a form of wingless insect which dwells on the host’s (usually mammals and birds) scalp.
They are the scavengers feeding on our blood and sweat.
They die if taken away from the host.
What Happens in lice?
Severe uncontrollable itching on the scalp.
Ticklish feeling on the head anytime anywhere.
The eggs/nits of lice are attached to strands of hair.
Red bumps and sores occur after scratching.
Secondary bacterial infection may occur due to excessive scratching.
What are Causes of Lice?
They spread from one host to another in many ways like:
Personal contact with the children who are infested with while playing at school or home.
Sharing of hair bands or head gear with people who are infected with lice.
Using pillows, bed, carpet, etc. of the infected persons.
What are Risk Factors for Lice?
Everybody likes long hair, and so do lice!
So, girls & boys with long hair are at greater risk and need to take extra care.
Poor personal hygiene encourages lice infestation.
Overcrowding helps in spread of lice.
Inadequate sanitation provides fertile ground for lice to grow and spread.
What can Lice Lead to?
Thick, rough and leathery skin.
Breaking open of skin causes wounds leading to various infections.
Sleep disturbances and psychological disturbances.
Lack of concentration in studies.
Poor performance at work.
Sanitation: Maintain a clean environment, so that lice do not get to breed and spread.
Personal Hygiene: Having a bath daily, regularly shaving facial as well as public hair, wearing washed and clean clothes, etc
Hair Care: Check for lice in your hair at least twice a week and keep a watch for symptoms suggestive of lice infestation, especially in children.
Nails: Avoid long nails as they can tear skin and aggravate pain while scratching and lead to secondary infection.
Sharing Personal Items: Avoid sharing of personal items like combs, towels, clothes, etc. with friends or relatives, especially if they are suspected/known to be infected.
Physical Contact: Keep distance from persons/children who are suspected or known to have lice in their hair.
Diet & Nutrition
There is NO PARTICULAR DIET for lice.
Eating a healthy & balanced diet helps maintain good health of scalp and prevents lice infestation.
Have a diet rich in vitamins and minerals for good hair and scalp health.
A diet rich in proteins prevents & repairs breakage of hair due to lice infestation.
Have a healthy diet that helps build up one’s immune system.
Medicines are customized to suit unique condition of each individual patient.
There are no known side effects, when prescribed correctly.
Safe for all age groups – from new-borns to centurions – and even during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Role of Homeopathy in Lice
Homeopathic medicines help in elimination of lice on a permanent basis.
Homeopathy helps in maintaining healthy skin with strong immune system to prevent lice infestation.Homeopathy provides the safest, gentlest, quickest and long-lasting relief from this nagging problem.
Homeopathic Remedies for Lice
We have multiple remedies for lice based on minute differentiating factors such as:
Unhealthy skin with oozing of sticky pus – Graphitis
Itching. burning & bleeding that are worse in the evening – Kreosotum
Boils with hot sweat and itching that is worse after sleep – Lachesis
Dry, rough, lustreless hair with intolerable itching and dread of cold air-Psorimum.