Aphid infestations accumulate in the mild, southern climate. Panic often breaks out if head lice emerge. Hair is washed and entire households are cleaned with all types of products, and the search for those responsible for the cause is underway. A lot of money is spent on anti-aphid products, and the most ridiculous advice is dished out on how you can get rid of these little pests.
Head lice infestations have nothing to do with personal hygiene!
Lice also feel comfortable on clean heads. They spread mainly as a result of direct head to head contact. For this reason, infants and young girls are affected more frequently, and this is spread around the family because of close contact. Lice are unable to jump, fly, or hop. Various studies have shown that they are highly unlikely to spread via caps, cycle helmets, clothing etc. Animals do not carry head lice.
- mySkin recommends treatment with Permetrin, a medicated lice shampoo (on prescription). There is hardly any resistance to this in both Spain and Germany. Treat it once, and then repeat this after one week.
- we recommend diluted vinegar for a solution to nits. Hair is subsequently combed using a lice comb.
- important: all family members must be included.
- combs, brushes, hair ties etc. should be placed in a 60-degree soap solution for ten minutes.
- washing your bedding, pyjamas, hand towels etc. is not necessary, however we do recommend it
- cleaning beds, upholstered furniture, etc. is not necessary.
- it does not make any sense to cut your hair, because lice also feel comfortable in 5 mm short hair
- it is important to inform those around you (school, family, friends). Only this can prevent spreading and further infection.
- it helps to tie long hair together because head lice wander from one set of hair to another.
- products with a prophylactic effect are on offer. They may lose any effect because essential oils are vaporised after a maximum of three hours.