Treatments for the elimination of lice and nits

  • An infestation can cause children to suffer various consequences, from affecting school performance to serious bodily injury.
  • The new addition of our completely harmless, pesticide and chemical free system, allows us to treat pregnant women, allergy sufferers and the delicate scalps of small children.
  • We only use natural products and the latest patented suction systems, already used successfully in many countries.

Suction

The hair is divided into zones so as not to neglect even the smallest space. Using our unique suction system (nozzle plus fine comb) we eliminate more than 90% of the lice and nits.

Combing

We use our special metal nit combs to eliminate virtually all of the infestation, going back over the sections to which we previously applied suction.

Inspection

We examine each strand of hair thoroughly by hand, making sure that the treatment has worked correctly and that there are no lice or nits present.

After having performed our treatment, we guarantee the absence of annoying nits. Parents and those treated only have to follow a few simple tips to ensure that the infestation will not happen again.

Check-up and guarantee

After a week, we perform an inspection dividing the hair into areas again to ensure that the life cycle of the louse has ended.

This process takes about 30 minutes, after which we can fully guarantee our treatment.

Maintenance of the pediculosis treatment

After having performed our treatment, we guarantee the absence of annoying nits.

Here are some useful tips to prevent them from returning:

Tips

Itching may last a few days after treatment, until the remaining louse saliva disappears completely from the scalp.

All family members should be checked to ensure that there are no lice present. Avoid head to head contact until those infected have been treated.

At home and in our immediate surroundings: Vacuum carpets, car backrests and mattresses using a bag type vacuum cleaner and dispose of everything by depositing it outside.
Wash bedding, towels and clothes in very hot water (60º)
Put pillows, stuffed toys, etc. in a clothes dryer for 20-30 minutes or place them inside a plastic bag and keep it sealed for at least 48 hours.
Regularly check and comb hair using a special nit comb to prevent a new infestation occurring after treatment.

If you have any questions or believe that re-infestation may have occurred, contact any of our centres as soon as possible and they will tell you the best way to proceed.

Head Lice

Life cycle of head lice

Head lice are parasitic insects that feed on human blood. Because they do not tolerate lack of food, they live by feeding continuously (similar to mosquitoes). Lice prefer certain people more than others depending on the composition of their blood
It takes 33 to 35 days from the time that the egg is deposited on the root of the hair until the louse dies. This is the life of a head louse. Brief but annoying. Their life cycle can be summed up as follows:

• Day 0 – The egg is laid on the root of the hair (nit).
• Day 6-7 – The louse hatches (larva).
• Day 8 to 17.- It moults successively (3 times) until, after the third, it becomes either male or female.
• Day 17 to 19.- It feeds and breeds. During this period the female lays its first egg, which occurs no more than one day after mating.
• Day 19 to 35.- The male continues mating with any female it meets and the females continuously lay eggs. Throughout its relatively short life it can lay up to 170 eggs.

Who can be infested?

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Head louse infestation is most common in children aged 3 to 11 who go to preschool care centres, primary schools and household members of infested children. This age range is by no way exclusive because any human being provides the conditions necessary for their existence.

Head lice crawl, they cannot jump or fly, and they spread by direct contact with an infested person’s hair. Anyone in close contact with the head of another person who already has head lice is at greatest risk.

Signs and symptoms of infestation

• Tickling sensation of something moving around in the hair.
• Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to louse bites.
• Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark.
• Sores on the head caused by scratching. These sores can sometimes become infected by bacteria present on the person’s skin.

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