Treatments for the removal of lice and nits

  • A nit infestation can cause severe damage in children, going from school performance to physical injury.
  • Our pesticide is chemical free. Totally harmless and suitable for pregnant women, allergic people, and small children.
  • We only use natural products and the latest patented suction systems, already tested successfully in many countries.

Suction

The hair is divided into zones to ensure we do not miss out any space. Using our unique suction system we guarantee the removal of more than 90% of the lice and nits.

Combing

We use our special metal combs for lice and nits to remove virtually all of the infestation, going back over the sections to which we previously applied suction.

Inspection

We check thoroughly by hand each strand of hair, ensuring that treatment has been successful and that there are no more lice or nits alive.

After performing our treatment, we guarantee the absence of the annoying nits. Parents and people gone through the treated will only have to follow some simple tips to ensure that the infestation does not happen again.

Check-up and guarantee

After a week, we will do a thorough check-up by dividing the hair again by zones, ensuring that the life cycle of the louse does not continue.

This process lasts approximately 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 environment: vacuum carpets, car backs and mattresses using a bag vacuum cleaner and remove everything and dispose it outside.

Wash bedding, towels and clothes with very hot water (60º)

Insert the pillows, fair toys etc. in the dryer for 20-30 minutes or put them in a plastic bag and keep it closed for at least 48 hours.

We will monitor and brush the hair periodically with a nit comb to avoid a new infestation 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 laid on the root of the hair until the louse dies. This is the life cycle 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 (grub).
  • Day 8 to 17.- suffers successive changes (3 times), after the third change, it becomes either male or female.
  • Day 17 to 19.- It feeds and breeds. During this period the female lays its first egg, which happens no latter than a day after mating.
  • Day 19 to 35.- The male continues mating with any female and the females will continuou to lay eggs. Throughout its short life it can lay up to 170 eggs.

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Who can be infested?

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Head louse infestation is most common in children aged 3 to 11 who go to pre school, primary schools and family members of infested children. Not for this reason is it exclusive of these ages since any human being possesses the necessary conditions for head lice 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 to the scalp caused by scratching. These sores can sometimes become infected by bacteria present on the person’s skin.

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