How do you find lice and deal with the parasite?

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Lice are not visible, and yet they can be quite a nuisance in people’s home. It is a parasite that spreads through personal contact especially when the conditions for its survival are present. Therefore, when you share personal belongings with another person who has lice, the chances of you getting the parasite are very high. Children are most vulnerable to lice infestation because they seem not to know any boundaries for sharing personal belongings. However, you should not despair. There is a straightforward way of dealing with lice. Here are some of the lice symptoms to check out in case you suspect that you have the infestation in your home.

Itchiness

2When you experience itchiness, it could be from some factors. One of them could be lice. Itchiness is a typical body reaction when the skin interacts with a foreign substance that interferes with its normal functioning. Teh cells on the affected part of the skin undergo a reaction that translates to the itchiness effect on you. When the clothes you wear have lies, the skin will be the first indicator of the parasites’ presence. It will itch mildly and at a specific area where the excrement of the lice and the surface of the skin interact. The movement of the parasite on the cloth will also result in a release of substances that lead to itchiness of the skin. The allergic reaction that comes from direct lice bites will cause severe itching at the place of the bite. However, the rest of the symptoms may take up to six weeks to show.

Difficulty sleeping

Lice infestation in the beddings will cause a combination of itching and irritability that lead to difficulty in sleeping. The lice eggs known as nits will also stay in blankets and other fluffy places making them stuffy. The movement of lice in the dark will also affect the skin and lead to bumps that become painful and affect your sleep. Some people will get lies in their pubic hairs when the infestation becomes too much. The presence of lies in such places will cause too much irritability such that it is impossible to sleep for a straight hour.

A thickly feeling

3If you keep on feeling ticklish on the head, then there is a probability of you having lice. Head lice can be a big menace because they are highly contagious. You can get them by sharing combs, and other grooming products, or when they move from one person to another through sofa, or the different fabric surfaces that you use. If you notice that you get a tickly feeling whenever you sit at a place such as a sofa or in a car seat, then you need to do a thorough check to confirm whether you are having lice problem.

After identifying the three common symptoms of the parasite, you can them take the initiative of getting rid of these parasites. Start vacuuming your floor surfaces and then use a plastic drop cloth to cover the surfaces. The essence of doing this is to suffocate the lice and to prevent further spreading. You might also need to fumigate the house and wash all clothes, sheet, curtains and other fabric.