There are many methods to get rid of lice, ranging from traditional over-the-counter products to home-made remedies. It is important to understand how these various treatments work and how effective they are before making your choice.
For centuries, people have claimed that they could cure lice by smothering them with a substance like mayonnaise or even olive oil. This treatment may kill the adult bugs since they are unable to breathe under the thickness of the oils, but it does very little to the nits other than make them easier to remove. If you fail to remove a few nits, the infestation will simply start all over again as soon as they hatch.
Over-the-Counter and Prescription Treatments
You can go to your local drug or department store and pick up over the counter products that are commonly used to get rid of lice – shampoos that contain a chemical known as permethrin. Permethrin is a pesticide that affects the nervous systems of the bugs, and like most other pesticides, it remains on the hair and scalp for days after its initial application. Recent studies show that some lice have built up immunity to this chemical. It may also be harmful to introduce the body to permethrin. It can burn the skin, nose, throat and eyes, and labels on the product clearly state that it should not be used on very young children.
The Homeopathic Solution
ClearLice is widely known as the best way to get rid of lice because it contains no harsh chemicals. Instead, it consists of a solution that, when applied to the head and comes into contact with the lice, mimics their natural molting cycle. This means that the bugs will shed their exoskeletons prematurely, leaving them vulnerable and unable to complete their lifecycles. ClearLice also remains on the head for weeks at a time – even after shampooing – so that it can get rid of lice that hatch after the initial treatment.
The best way to get rid of lice is to do so in a manner that is effective without the use of harmful chemicals. ClearLice gets rid of lice and their eggs naturally.