Can you get rid of lice using a hair dryer?
Do Hair Dryers Kill Lice? In fact lice and nits are able to withstand the heat of a hair dryer and survive. First of all in order to kill lice with heat, your hair dryer would have to to be so hot that it would burn your scalp and hair. Secondly, the lice would sense the presence of the hair dryer and quickly move to the other side of the head. Because head lice are able to navigate Thirdly nits, or lice eggs, are bulletproof and not bothered by high heat. Therefore you cannot kill nits with high heat or chemical lice treatments.
As a parent you may hear that hair dryers will make lice die. This might lead you to think that if you dry your child’s hair with a hair dryer, it will protect them against lice. Yet, without mechanically removing the nits, your child will still have an active case of lice. The nits are superglued to the hair shaft and difficult to remove. Furthermore any nits left in the hair will go on to hatch and repopulate the lice colony. Hence a new head lice infestation will begin once again.
Should I use my hair dryer to remove lice?
Do hair dryers kill lice?
In fact in the warmer months head lice multiply more rapidly. Furthermore the life cycle of the head louse speeds up. Therefore lice can lay more eggs in the summer. In addition the eggs only take 6 days to incubate in summer vs 8 days in the winter. And it takes fewer days for the lice go through the three stages of moulting to become a mature adult louse. Hence it takes less time for lice to mature and be ready to mate and lay eggs. What this means for parents is you will want to be checking your child for lice more frequently in the spring summer and fall, than in the winter.
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First of all many parents are unsure if they are actually seeing lice on scalp.
In fact Head Lice are difficult to detect. In addition many other artifacts are often mistaken for lice. For example children are sent home from camp for having hair casts instead of lice. And yet this time of year, when kids are outside most of the the day many items can be found in the hair such as sand, leaf parts, and roof gravel. In fact even scalp flakes and cradle cap have been mis-diagnosed as head lice.
Do Chemical Lice Treatments Actually Work Anymore?
The first thing parents need to know about head lice is that they are the same lice we have been battling for decades. In the 1950s US parents were using DDT to combat lice. Since the 1970s pyrethroid insecticides have been the top chemical in lice treatment shampoos. However, while the pyrethroids were initially effective, head lice have developed strong resistance to these pesticides in 2019.
Freaked out parents usually spend most of their energy on vacuuming their house and washing every stitch of clothing and linens in their house when there is an outbreak of head lice. Especially relevant is the fact that head lice are not in your house. In fact Head lice only live on a human scalp. Hence all of your energy should go to removing the insects and head lice eggs from your child’s scalp. In addition please take a padlock and lock the vacuum cleaner and washer and dryer up until the end of the this head lice nightmare.
Lice eggs pictures do not shed any light on what to look for. Because lice eggs have developed very effective camouflage to make it hard for parents to see them. In other words you can look into your child’s hair with the naked eye and see nothing, even if you child has an active case of head lice and hundreds of nits. However placing hair conditioner in the hair and combing out the hair with a good metal nit comb is very effective method of diagnosing head lice.
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