Your child 3-5 years

Lice: what to do?

By styling it, you have seen nits in your child's hair. Damn! He caught lice. Dr. Marco Ambonati, dermatologist, explains how to get rid of these intruders.

While picking up your child in kindergarten, the teacher told you that several students in her class had lice. Not yours did you think ... and then, this morning, he began to scratch his head. In turn, he also caught these small parasites. On a case by case basis, the solutions:

You discover the problem

Until now, your little one had resisted the invasions of these ugly beasts. Do not worry, catching lice is the lot of almost every child. The louse is an insect 2 to 3 mm long, which lives on the hair and feeds on the blood of its "host" that it stings two to four times a day, which explains the itching.

What has to be done :

  • See you at the pharmacy. Your pharmacist will offer you different treatments. Classic, they contain a chemical insecticide and are applied for the night.
  • In the early morning, dead lice are removed with a shampoo, and the nits, based on the root of the hair, with a fine comb.
  • Avoid sprays that may be inhaled.

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