DIY Lice treatment

Home Remedies for Lice – Why They are a Waste of Time

Doesn’t it feel good to handle something yourself?

Everybody likes the feeling of figuring out a solution to a problem. The problem doesn’t feel so good, but overcoming it is great.

Overcoming problems is such a big part of human history. Starving to death…agriculture was developed to help. Protection from enemies and wild animals…cities with walls. Slow transportation…planes, trains, and automobiles!

Lice is another one of those problems. It’s not on quite the same level as some of the problems early humans faced, but it is no fun!

If you have an independent streak, you might be motivated to find a home remedy to take care of the lice. While you may be able to find DIY experiments on Google or Pinterest, this problem has been overcome and there is an easy solution available to you.

Before we get to the solution, let’s consider the issues with home remedies.

Home Remedies

Many people are rightly concerned about using chemicals that will come in contact with their skin or the skin of their children. For these people, home remedies offer the promise of treating the lice infestation without the risk of harmful side effects. Let’s consider a few of the drawbacks to home remedies.

First of all, the home remedies that come up with a google search are not regulated by the FDA so it is difficult to study many of these products. The potency of many of these remedies is not standardized from company to company so it may be difficult to know how much to use.

Even if one or more of these remedies is effective against the lice you or your child is suffering from, which one? You could systematically test them all to see which ones work and which don’t, but that is time that most people don’t want to waste and let’s face it, your child needs to get back to school.

Second, a remedy may work, if it is properly applied. Most of us do not deal with lice regularly enough to have learned the proper process for application. Really, this is a skill that no one wants to develop! Maybe mayonnaise or essential oils will work, but if they are improperly applied you may have to go through another round of nits hatching. And then it is attempt number two at figuring out what to do.

The Mayo Clinic addresses home remedies saying, “If you prefer not to use a medication for treating a head lice infestation, you may consider an alternative home treatment. There is little to no clinical evidence of the effectiveness of such treatments.”

So home remedies may work, but it may require some trial and error. And like over the counter methods, they will not work on the mutated forms of Super Lice.  Additionally, all of these treatments still rely on combing out the nits after the treatment. Removing the nits is effective…if you get them all. It’s just so easy to miss one or two of them.

A Simple Solution

A home remedy may work for you and if that is your only option, by all means, give it a try.

HOWEVER

There is an effective and simple solution available to you. No need for trial and error. No need for doing your best to follow the directions and hope you did it right. No need to continually comb through your child’s hair for weeks after the treatment.

You can make an appointment and in 90 minutes have the lice and nits taken care of by an experienced professional. No guess work required.

lice treatment solution

This simple treatment kills the adult lice and the nits so there is no need to carefully pick through the hair looking for new eggs that the home remedy didn’t kill.

Chemical Free

Perhaps the best news to people drawn to home remedies is that this effective treatment uses no chemicals. Zero. The treatment utilizes a machine that was years in development using hot air to quickly kill the adult lice as well as the nits.

Rest Easy

You do not need to potentially compromise your health with insecticides in order to effectively get rid of lice. The Lice Clinics of America have the solution available that does not compromise safety or effectiveness. Perhaps it’s not a solution on par with agriculture or planes, trains, and automobiles, but it is the good news you are looking for if you are dealing with lice! Visit our site to book a confidential appointment today!

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