Diseases

Lice: how to get rid of it?

Anyone who has had an invasion of lice - near or far - knows it only too well. Faced with these small invasive parasites, only one question haunts us: how to get rid of lice as soon as possible?

They are recognizable by the word book: "Sorry to inform you that our establishment is affected by an outbreak of lice, please treat your child". And every year, it's the same chore: hair inspection. And anguish, disgust, even panic at the slightest suspicious film ...

Lice go from one head to another. Pediculosis is extremely contagious. Children, especially in the 5-8 age group, are very often faced with scalp lice.

It has nothing to do with hygiene. This condition is completely benign and can affect all children without exception.

Namely, young children are more likely to get lice just because they often live in a group.

Note: lice ... it's not a question of hygiene! Child or adult, whatever the age of the person infested: do not be embarrassed and hide it. On the contrary: we must talk about it to avoid an epidemic!

There are several types of lice:

  • head lice that lodge in the hair;
  • pubic lice (or crabs) that get into the pubic hair;
  • body lice .

Pubic lice usually pass from one individual to another following sexual contact.

But what to do to prevent the arrival of lice on our dear blond heads, and what to do to get rid of it once misfortune has settled in the hair so loved? Full of advice on anti-lice treatments.

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Read also :

> Notice to teens: lice love selfies!
> Can a veterinary medicine be used to treat lice of our children?
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Author: Sylvie Charbonnier.
Expert consultant: Dr Arezki Izri, parasitologist, university lecturer and hospital practitioner at AP-HP.
December 2014. Last update: September 2017

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