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Apple cider vinegar for child’s nits and lice

Homemade apple cider vinegar remedy for lice, an effective natural remedy against nits, helping them to emerge from the scalp and disappear.

The lice are about insects tiny, almost exclusively; live in humans, which depending on the area of the body where they live different names: capitalsPedicels (head louse), pedicles corpora’s (louse body) and Pedicels pubis (pubic louse).

The head louse is a small insect that lives between the hair, does not have wings and is 2 to 4 mm long, which feeds on the blood that it sucks from the skin of the head. More specifically, lice consist of very small parasites that feed on the blood that they obtain from the scalp of the individual in which they are found.

Although the most common is that these parasites tend to settle on the scalp, did you know that they can also settle on the eyelashes or eyebrows? However, as we indicated, it is not the most common.

The most common form of transmission is direct contagion, so that in addition to direct contact between people, it also occurs as a result of the use of combs, brushes, caps and even scarves. In fact, its contagion is very easy, especially among the little ones.

Among children, transmission is more normal (especially between 4 to 6 years of age), so that from 6 to 10 years of age, lice have a lower incidence.

The symptoms that lice cause tend to be much more evident when bites occur, since they are usually very annoying and cause uncomfortable itching.

However, we must differentiate between the lice themselves and the nits, which are the small eggs of the lice. These eggs have the peculiarity that, in reality, they are very difficult to see, and can even be mistaken for the presence of dandruff.

But there is a key difference: while the dandruff is loosened and disappears when the hair is moved, the nits remain attached to the hair, not being so easy to remove.

Treatment does not help prevent them, so it is only given after an infestation has already occurred. The most common are ant parasitic lotions based on pyrethrums.

In relation to home remedies against liceapple cider vinegar can become a truly effective natural option. We explain why, and how to make the natural remedy.

Homemade apple cider vinegar remedy for lice

Vinegar is a completely natural product, which is produced from the fermentation of certain foods. In the case of apple cider vinegar, in fact, it is obtained from the fermentation of apples when they are exposed to air. Acetic acid is precisely the “culprit” bacteria in the production of vinegar, thus giving it its characteristic aroma or odor.

It is this acid that has antisepticproperties, which helps to kill germs. Furthermore, although it is not a one hundred percent effective remedy, apple cider vinegar is deadly for nits, thanks to the acidity of this product, helping to bring out the nits from the scalp.

In fact, it is an ideal natural remedy to avoid a new infestation, especially when this remedy is combined with an effective medical treatment against lice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water.
  • Half a cup of apple cider vinegar.

Preparation of apple cider vinegar remedy for lice:

Put the water and apple cider vinegar in a saucepan and let it boil for a few minutes. Then, once warm, apply to dry hair. Cover with a towel or shower cap and let it act for two hours. After time lighten the hair.

You can apply this remedy twice a week for a month.

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