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Shampoos for lice and nits for children are a group of drugs that help get rid of pediculosis that has affected a child.
Unfortunately, young children are more susceptible to pediculosis infection than adults.
Children do not know how to take care of themselves, often use other people's things in schools and kindergartens, and also go to summer camps and training camps.
Most often during such trips, lice infection occurs.
Toddlers and older children have a higher pain threshold, so lice bites give them great torment.
Sometimes they are embarrassed to approach their parents and talk about what they noticed on the hair of parasites.
Carefully observe the child's behavior. If he has become nervous and irritable, and his hands are increasingly reaching for the hair, be sure to examine the hair of the child.
If the hair roots are clean of nits and lice, you can be calm, but if you notice parasites, immediately take the child to a dermatologist or parasitologist.
To protect a child from pediculosis, you need to talk to him about how you can protect yourself from possible infection.
If it still happened, you should not scold the baby, it is important to urgently start taking measures to eliminate parasites.
There are a large number of products that fight pediculosis, but not every one of them is suitable for application to children's hair.
The compositions of such products are saturated with aggressive components that have a harmful effect not only on lice and nits that have settled in the hair, but also on the curls themselves and the scalp.
If there are wounds or noticeable ulcers on the skin of the child, it is impossible to carry out treatment with such means.
Many parents, faced with the problem of pediculosis in their children, begin to treat them with ineffective folk remedies, which only delay the course of the disease.
To choose a really worthwhile tool that will not harm the baby and save him from skin parasites, you need to know the features of the drugs and understand their compositions.
Ideally, a drug that is suitable for children should be prescribed by a dermatologist.
At the first symptoms of pediculosis, make an appointment with a doctor. The dermatologist will examine the child and prescribe the remedy that will bring the least harm to the baby's health.
Pediatric dermatologists say that the most convenient to use means suitable for the treatment of babies are special shampoos.
They are quickly applied to the hair, easily foam and distributed throughout the hair of the child.
The time of their impact on the hair is minimized - the baby will not have time to get tired of the treatment procedure.
In addition to shampoos, the pharmacological industry produces drugs that fight against pediculosis, created in the form of ointments, lotions and sprays.
Ointments and lotions can be used on the heads of children, but treatment with sprays for children is not recommended.
During the spraying of the drug, a large amount of the mixture will be in the air, which will not benefit the young immature body.
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Despite the fact that most shampoos, the action of which is directed against lice and nits, are hypoallergenic, before applying these funds to the baby's head, you need to check the susceptibility of his body to the composition of the drug.
Apply a small amount of shampoo to the skin behind the child's ear, then observe the child for a day.
If the baby's condition does not worsen, he will be cheerful and cheerful, and the skin behind the ear will not turn red, swell and begin to itch, which means that such a shampoo is suitable for use on his head.
Apply therapeutic shampoos that fight against pediculosis, you need to wash the child's hair before using the product.
The tool is sold in tubes, the volume of which will be enough for several applications.
Therefore, in one procedure, you need to use not the entire volume of shampoo, but only the amount recommended by the manufacturer.
So that the drug does not get into the eyes of the child and does not flow down his neck and shoulders, the baby's hair should be wrapped in polyethylene.
True, such wraps are more suitable for products that need to be kept on the hair for a long time.
The ideal option that can facilitate the treatment procedure is the use of a special silicone circle with wide margins, which is put on the baby's head during normal hair washing.
Such devices are sold in any children's store.
The composition of the shampoo "Paranix" is freed from insecticides and saturated with natural vegetable oils, so this tool does not pose any danger to children.
With it, you can fight against pediculosis even on the heads of two-year-old babies. The drug has a suffocating effect on lice, and dissolves the nit shells.
It is necessary to apply baby shampoo to the hair for forty minutes, after which it is required to thoroughly wash the child's curls under running water.
Treatment with this drug involves re-treatment of the hair, which should be carried out no earlier than a week after the first procedure.
The average cost of one hundred milliliters of shampoo ranges from five hundred rubles, and if you pay the same amount, you can purchase a special set that includes not only the drug, but also a medical comb for combing out nits.
Shampoo "Pedilin" can be used by both children and adults. Many of those who have tried to get rid of pediculosis with this remedy, notice that it is not as effective as they would like.
In addition, there are cases when "Pedilin" caused a strong allergic reaction, so the use of such a tool should be approached with great caution.
You can buy the drug at any pharmacy, paying four hundred rubles for one hundred milliliters of funds.
The drug "Higia" is a product of domestic production. The main active ingredient of its composition is acetic acid, which can pinch the scalp during the application of the product.
Some children calmly tolerate this tingling, while others cannot withstand the effects of shampoo on their head during the time allotted for treatment.
The average cost of the drug ranges from three hundred rubles. Complete with shampoo, a special plastic comb with frequent teeth is sold.
An interesting consistency has the drug "Nix". It is a mixture of cream and shampoo, due to which it is easily applied and distributed throughout the hair.
However, this shampoo can only be used to treat older children, those who are already twelve years old.
The amount of funds is fifty-nine milliliters, for which you will have to pay four hundred rubles.
Shampoo "Veda" from the domestic manufacturer is considered no less effective tool that fights against skin parasites than foreign analogues.
With this tool, you can get rid of not only lice and fleas, but also scabies mites.
The drug "Veda-2" is applied to the curls as a regular shampoo, foamed and left on them for forty minutes.
During this time, the active components of the composition effectively destroy skin parasites and kill their nits.
There are very few negative reviews of this tool on the Internet.
Many parents like both its action and low price. The volume of the shampoo bottle is one hundred milliliters.
Some of the parents who communicate on forums dedicated to the health of children write that they treated their offspring for pediculosis with the help of another domestic shampoo, which is called "Meadow".
This remedy really kills lice and dissolves the shells of nits, but the problem is that it is not created for people, but for animals.
There are several varieties of this shampoo, but their composition is almost the same. It contains a synthetic insecticide of the pyrethroid genus, which has a neurotropic toxic effect on fleas and whipworms.
Despite the fact that this component is carefully surrounded by the creators of a whole bunch of medicinal herbs, including chamomile, plantain, mother-and-stepmother and thyme, the use of "Meadow" shampoo to rid children of lice and nits is strictly prohibited.
Unfortunately, the information that the shampoo "Meadow" is created exclusively for animals, does not stop some parents who struggle with the help of this shampoo with pediculosis of their children.
The descriptions of the tools that this article contains are posted in this article not as a recommendation, but for informational purposes.
Remember that your child's health is in your own hands: do not harm him with the wrong treatment.
If you doubt the quality of the shampoo or know that it contains harmful components - do not use it.
Use for the treatment of offspring only those products on the packages of which it is written that they are suitable for children.
Preparations for ridding cats, dogs and other pets of lice and nits are categorically not suitable for people, so they should not be used to treat children.
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