LICE INFESTATION

In concomitant use during treatment with other antiparasitic products, Anti-Insect Spray for Textiles is effective in preventing and controlling head lice infestations.

It should be placed on textiles in direct contact with children's heads (e.g., hats, pillows, hair ribbons, transport chairs, etc.) to control the spread of the infestation.

If you have any doubts about which product to use, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.

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The louse is a small insect belonging to the order Phthiraptera, being a parasite that feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. Its life expectancy is one month, and, daily, the female louse produces between seven to twelve eggs (nits), which take seven to eight days to hatch.

Head lice infestation of humans is a common condition called pediculosis.

As a human parasite, lice can lodge in places such as the scalp (pediculosis capitis), the body (pediculosis corporis), the pubic region (pediculosis pubis) and the eyelashes (pediculosis ciliaris).

Scalp accommodation is the most common, particularly for children aged 3 to 11 from all socioeconomic statuses. Nationally, it is estimated that one in three children have head lice at any given time.

Transmission occurs mostly through direct contact with the head of affected people, regardless of whether the child or adult practices proper hygiene.

Transmission can also occur through the sharing of caps, caps, combs and brushes, ribbons and hooks, pillows and rarely, clothes, towels and dryers.

Initially, the infested person may not experience any symptoms. The first symptom is usually itching or itching, which corresponds to an allergy to the lice's saliva, which is noticed about two weeks after the infestation.

Rarely, infestation can be associated with secondary infections and generalized disease.

Diagnosis is made through direct visualization of the lice and/or nits on the scalp and/or hair, which are also visible on the back of the neck and behind the ears. Due to its whitish coloration, the nit is more easily detected.

After removing the lice, it is necessary to prevent future reinfestations by passing:

By avoiding direct contact with infested hair;
By avoiding sharing objects and accessories that touch the hair;
By washing clothing and bedding, brushes and other accessories in hot water.

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