Can Lice Live On Yoga Mats , What Does Lice Look Like

What Does Lice Look Like ?

What Does Lice Look Like ?

Lice can look like most tiny insects but considering that they are blood sucking pests, it is important to identify them correctly. Consider the fact that millions of children suffer from head lice infestation each year and one in every ten child has head lice. Apart from the fact that they can cause skin infections, rashes and severe itching on the human scalp, they are also pretty disgusting to look at. More...

How Long Does Lice Live ?

How Long Does Lice Live ?

The normal life span of the louse is between 30 to 40 days. This includes the start of its life cycle from an egg. This life cycle is also possible only with constant source of food, namely blood. The female louse can lay up to ninety eggs also called nits. These eggs yield nymphs or young lice after about seven to ten days. The adults then live up to a period of 30 to 40 days. More...

 

Can Lice Live On Yoga Mats ?

Can Lice Live On Yoga Mats ?

The answer to that is a qualified yes. Shared yoga mats can be a medium of lice transfer. The natural habitat for a louse (lice in plural) is the human head or scalp. Their only source of food is human blood which they can suck through the human scalp. They also need a certain temperature to survive and the ideal setting is on the human head for this as well. The human louse despite its size, feeds around 4 to 5 times a day. More...

Does Gasoline Lice Treatment Work ?

Does Gasoline Lice Treatment Work ?

It might sound drastic but there was a time when gasoline was the medium of choice to treat lice infestation. In fact products like turpentine, kerosene and benzene were also applied on to get rid of lice. The use of such products can be found in medical journals as early as 1917. At that time such uses were said to have been long standing treatments! It stands to reason therefore that the use of gasoline and the other products have been handed down over generations, notwithstanding the advances in lice treatments. More...

What To Use On Lice Bites ?

What To Use On Lice Bites ?

From natural ingredients to medicated products, there is a wide variety of solutions for lice bites. Normally, a bite from a louse will look like a little red dot on the skin surface. The bite also produces an itchy sensation which is a sign of the body’s immune response kicking in. The application of a cool compress can afford temporary relief to this itching, but a more long lasting solution is needed to rid the body of lice infestation. More...

How To Get Lice Eggs Out Of Hair ?

How To Get Lice Eggs Out Of Hair ?

It may sometimes be easy to get rid of lice. Medicated products and shampoos can help kill the lice which can then be combed out of the head. But getting rid of eggs is also important to prevent re- infestation. Some of the ways in which this can be achieved are through the use of specific medicated shampoos, picking nits out by hand and by running special combs called nit combs through one’s hair. These combs are extremely fine toothed and catch the nits between their teeth as they are pushed through the hair. More...

How To Get Rid Of Lice Naturally ?

How To Get Rid Of Lice Naturally ?

There are many ways to get rid of lice and some of these methods use natural products. Home remedies or natural remedies have been in use for a long time. While most have varying levels of effectiveness, they can be tried out safely enough. More...