Head Lice Prevention
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Stuart
See also: Natural Head Lice Products
About head lice prevention
Parasitic infestation is not a "normal” or acceptable part of life. It carries various health risks and can seriously affect one’s quality of life. In rich, developed countries such as the UK, children should not be exposed to head lice on a daily basis. It is difficult to imagine how the infestation was allowed to deteriorate so much as to reach epidemic proportions. Parents should not be put in a position where they constantly have to spend money on endless potions and lotions in order to treat and protect their children and themselves form parasites. Parents are often too eagerly blamed by the head lice treatment manufacturers for being incompetent and not applying the products correctly. But surely most adults can read and follow simple instructions. If anybody has been infected with head lice they should be able to buy an effective and safe treatment and resolve the problem in a matter of hours. Only then will we be able to control and finally eliminate the spread of this very infectious condition.
The manufacturers should provide the effective treatments and honest information about the problem. Parents should not be put in a hopeless position of trying to figure out what to do and how to protect their families from parasitic infestation. Unfortunately, there is no natural or chemical substance which will give 100% protection from head lice.
We do not believe that children’s hair and scalp should be permanently exposed to various substances in order to aid prevention. The long term use of even the mildest ingredient may lead to some side effects and cause unnecessary financial hardship.
Unlike testing products for their effectiveness in eliminating parasite and their eggs, the preventative qualities are very difficult to quantify. What seems to work for one person, has no benefit for another. And because the issue of prevention in this case is a complex one, no known substance can be accredited with undisputedly preventative properties.