Head lice can really bother infants who are under 2 years of age. When infants get bothered or hurt, they also tend to bother their parents. Well, you can’t blame them. It’s their right.
So…In such a situation, what parents do is they start looking for a suitable and safe head lice treatment immediately, but they don’t know if they are choosing the right head lice treatment or not.
- If you have a child under the age of 2, then you are about to learn what you should do and what you should not do. This will allow you to make a smart move and enable you to go for the right head lice treatment program.
- The best practice is to remove the head lice and nits manually using a nit comb. There are a lot of nit combs available both online and offline.
- Remember, do not use nit comb in dry hair. Wet combing is effective and this is what I prefer and suggest all the time. You must wet your child’s hair with anti-allergic oil. Please consult with your pharmacist to discover what sort of oil will be suitable for your child’s skin.
- So, comb the hair after every 2-3 days for the next 2 weeks. This practice will allow you to remove all the nits as well as head lice from your child’s hair.
There are a lot of shampoos and OTC (Over the counter) products available too that claim to get rid of head lice and nits within minutes or hours.
The question is whether to go for OTC products for your child?
Few Reasons Why You Should Consider Nit Combing for Your Infant Instead of Over The Counter Products
- They are not for children, especially infants who are under 2 years of age. You must avoid using any over the counter medicines or shampoos without first consulting with a pediatrician or pharmacist.
- Your child’s skin might not be strong enough to bear all the chemicals that different shampoos contain. There might be a side-effect and the consequences may be much severe.
- Well, at least, head lice don’t transfer any disease or at least they are not a health hazard. However, using wrong products for head lice treatment may have some terrible after effects.
So… I suggest that you keep it simple. Do not try anything on your child’s head for head lice treatment. Take some time and remove the nits and head lice using a nit comb. It’s a time consuming process, but it’s well worth the effort because it doesn’t have any side effects.
A child’s health is more precious than our time. So, avoid over the counter products and go for nit picking.