Despite its many flaws, kerosene is still one of the most popular folk remedies for lice. Many citizens, perhaps the majority, remember how in childhood their parents put them in a bath, smeared their hair with kerosene, put a bag on their head and forced them to hold it for half an hour, while their head itched unpleasantly, and the skin under their hair seemed to warm up.
Although nowadays such a method of removing parasites is outdated, you still have to give him credit - kerosene from lice and nits really helps, and therefore even today, with an abundance of more delicate and more effective means on the market, it is still used. However, given the aggressiveness of kerosene and the many side effects of its use, it is necessary to know well how to properly lice them and what precautions should be taken.
But first, let's see why kerosene is effective. against lice. The reason lies in its complex effect on parasites:
- kerosene poisons adult insects and larvae
- it also weakens the attachment of nits to the hair
- In addition, kerosene with its sharp odor scares lice.
Unlike modern insecticides, which predominantly have a neuroparalytic effect on parasites, kerosene leads to rapid insect intoxication and suffocation. Well wetting the chitinous covers of lice, it is able to penetrate deep into the spiracles, blocking them and thereby blocking the access of oxygen.
However, the high ability of kerosene to penetrate fatty tissues can lead to a kind of skin burns and, in general, deterioration of the hair and hair follicles. That is why it is so important to understand well that improper removal of kerosene lice can be a real danger to a person, especially when it comes to a small child.
On a note
It is not correct to talk about "treatment with kerosene lice." The disease caused by lice, is called lice in the people, in the scientific community - pediculosis. It is his - pediculosis - and treated, including kerosene.
Removal of kerosene lice is effective against both normal, head lice, and against pubic and dress lice. However, the struggle with each type of parasite has its own characteristics, which we will consider below.
Does kerosene help from nits?
Practice shows that kerosene kills nits, but not nearly as reliably as adult lice. The point here is that the nits themselves are well protected by a dense shell, and its breathing proceeds much less intensively than the lice breathe themselves.
As a result, in order to destroy nits with kerosene, they need to be influenced by a substance of high concentration (pure kerosene), and for a long time (several hours). In this case, there is a great risk of a severe chemical burn with further flaking of the burned skin and hair loss.
Accordingly, for removal of kerosene nits in real conditions, a special method of step-by-step destruction is used. Knowing how to get rid of kerosene lice using this method, you can completely remove both the parasites and nits in just two or three procedures.
“Medfox bought, I was terribly sprinkled from him.I tried vinegar - there were nits even after two times. I thought if it was possible to bring out lice with kerosene, everyone is just talking about it. I tried. It turned out that kerosene is much more effective than all expensive shampoos! Twice, at an interval of 8 days, I treated my head and forgot about this attack. Just remember, to use kerosene for lice, you need to properly follow the recipe. And then you can burn yourself together with lice and all your hair. ”
How to properly remove kerosene lice
Before you remove kerosene lice, you must prepare the liquid itself for use. It is desirable for this to take lighting or technical kerosene. Avtotraktorny and aviation are less preferred because of the greater aggressiveness and the possible presence of extraneous additives.
For a one-time treatment, a cup of kerosene is enough.
In the simplest case, kerosene is applied to the hair and scalp with a cotton swab. Hair should be dry. The entire hairy part of the head, eyebrows, neck are processed as thoroughly as possible; for men, the sideburns and beard are treated. When removing pubic lice, kerosene is applied to pubic hair, in the groin as a whole and in the area of the anus.
To reduce the harmful effects on the skin, you can also add a spoonful of kerosene to the shampoo, which then thoroughly lather wet hair - in this case, the treatment is, in fact, an emulsion of kerosene in a detergent. At pediculosis treatment in children, it is necessary to dilute kerosene either in the indicated way or in vegetable oil (see below).
There are several popular recipes based on diluted kerosene, which allows you to remove lice without risk of serious injury to the skin:
- For two teaspoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of kerosene and a teaspoon of shampoo are taken. This combination significantly reduces the aggressive effect of kerosene on the hair and skin.
- For three tablespoons of honey, take a teaspoon of kerosene, a teaspoon of shampoo and four tablespoons of hot water, mix everything up and apply to your head as soon as possible.
On a note
People of the "old school" often recommend that the first treatment of the head be sure to produce pure kerosene, and the second one - the control one - with a mixture of oils. However, you need to understand that this approach carries serious risks of burning the skin.
After applying kerosene, you should put a plastic bag on your hair and wrap a towel over the top.Keep kerosene lice on the head should be within 1.5-2 hours. With less exposure, it is possible to keep the lice alive.
After this period, the towel and bag are removed, and the head is washed several times with shampoo. Washing the hair with a weak solution of acetic acid is also effective - this additionally weakens the attachment of nits to the hair.
Children with their delicate skin, it is desirable to keep the kerosene no more than 1 hour. Three days after the first treatment, the hair is treated with a mixture of 50 grams of olive oil and 1 tsp of kerosene. The mixture also keeps on the head for about an hour, and then washed off with water with a small amount of vinegar or citric acid. Then the head is washed with shampoo.
After another three days, you should repeat the treatment solution with oil or honey. With such a phased treatment, the skin on the child’s head will not suffer, and the lice will die.
“They tried to poison the lice with kerosene from the little one. It was something. The child yells, the stench is unbearable, this filth from the head immediately begins to spread. They were held for only half an hour, but the cry was as if Masha had been planted in a frying pan. Interestingly, the second time did not have to do anything - all the lice died out immediately. "
To remove body lice, contaminated clothing is soaked in water with a significant amount of kerosene — a liter of kerosene should be taken in a 10-liter basin of water — and held for half a day. After that, things are washed, dried and ironed.
The main danger from the use of kerosene is the risk of skin burns. When using pure kerosene, this risk increases, and therefore it is impossible to keep the substance on the head or another part of the body for more than two hours. In people with sensitive skin, damage can occur in half an hour.
On a note
You can check in advance the sensitivity of the skin to kerosene. To do this, it is enough to apply the substance to the bend of the elbow and hold it for half an hour without washing it off. If red spots or rashes appear at the site of application, it is better to refrain from removing louse with kerosene.
Kerosene also burns and weakens hair. Sometimes they may discolor. If the hair is often painted, it is not worth treating it with kerosene - it can become brittle and begin to crumble.
In any case, when removing lice and nits with kerosene, it should be avoided in contact with the nose and mucous membranes of the eyes and mouth.If this happens, rinse the mouth, eyes or nose with plenty of clean water.
You should also remember about the flammability of kerosene and not to work with it near open sources of flame.
“Do not use kerosene! We treated our child once with the head, we were told that kerosene helps against lice. An hour later - a chemical burn of the scalp and pieces of exfoliating skin, and then a month of treatment by a dermatologist. So do not be stingy and take a normal lice shampoo. "
Additional enhancement of the effect of kerosene
After treating the hair with kerosene, it is highly recommended to comb the hair with special lice combs. This will remove not yet dead, but weakened parasites, and part of the unglued from the nits.
In children, with careful combing of the hair immediately after treatment and for the next two to three days, it is possible to completely remove the parasites from the head and not re-treat with kerosene.
If a child has a noticeable allergic reaction to kerosene, do not save and buy a reliable pediculicidal lice shampoo. These shampoos are more effective than kerosene and are almost always safer.
Also, do not forget (especially if you have no money and no kerosene) that the most effective way to get rid of lice is to shave your head bald. It is both simple and safe and reliable.
Severe burns in a child after removing kerosene with lice
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And I washed the child with kerosene, I also quickly brought it out.
Paranix lice were removed 4 times. Did not help. Paint - immediately all the lice died, but the nits remained. Now try kerosene. The child is 11 years old.
Hello everyone, this is really some kind of attack this year ... A daughter brought home from school, a third grade, a universal epidemic. Periodically appear, just awful, all summer we sort out the hairs. They tried everything, the hair disappears, and the effect is zero. Today is kerosene!
All the same, no means help us, I'm already tired of fighting. Today is kerosene.
How much can you write about kerosene? Does anyone else use it? This is a mockery of children! Now a lot of modern tools, and cheaper and more expensive. But about the comb Antiv agree. Firstly, it is absolutely harmless at any age, and secondly, it really helps. True, we also ordered a special balm, combing with it was easier. Yes, and he seemed to freeze lice. In general, for two times combing our little son saved from this infection. I now advise these funds to all my girlfriends and moms.
Nothing else helps. A comb is not for sale with us.
Yes, kerosene is better 50 times, 4 times the pediculosum was taken out - no sense.
To hell with these drugs. I bought shampoo for 1000 rubles, ostensibly for 2 applications everything removes - horseradish! I was already desperate, I thought bald myself to the skull so that I could kill these creatures, but mom remembered about kerosene. In the coming days I will use it. And all these drugs, it seems, only reduce the number, but do not remove them.
And cheap, and expensive tried. Today kerosene ...
Those means only make things worse, there is no sense in them.
A young dermatologist said to us yesterday at the reception: “I don’t believe in all these shampoos and newfangled products. Treat with kerosene in half with regular vegetable oil. Hold 25 minutes in the bag and under the towel. A rinse, rinse with water and vinegar. "
I confirm. If the hair is not thick, then shampoos help. My daughter had a braid with an adult’s hand that was thick (was). For 2-3 months, the shampoos washed my head every two weeks - they weren't taken out, no matter how long you comb it out. Kerosene - at a time. And in the sports camp, we were always filled with kerosene without any oil. But then the whole summer, no infection was sticky. Smell, you see, scared))
Lice appeared from the beloved woman - adults will understand, i.e. she walked on the side, and somewhere picked up a goat. But I am glad - there would be no lice, I wouldn’t know about treason, I was cured with kerosene at once, the thing is excellent! So lice are also needed, they are like a barometer for cleanliness and loyalty.
Why immediately walked? You can even pick them up at work if you hang your outerwear next to the wearer's belongings. One is enough to creep and everything is a process of progress.
So what is it now ... dig up and ask for forgiveness?
I want to try to bring the child out with kerosene lice. I believe that this is the most effective way to remove them! My daughter is 7 years old.
One old woman treats kerosene for hair loss. There is no harm, you can confidently use.
I suffer for a long time! I am 13. In the summer there were lice, about 1 month, I just did not do. And a couple plus, and shampoos, and a lot of different tools. And kerosene! But there were nits, and I processed again. But then she got infected again, and I was prompted to buy a lice medicine for cats. And it helped - 30 minutes held and everything, neither nit nor lice. Kerosene helps very well, but you have to suffer to comb it out)) Good luck to all!
My child "brought" lice from school. We have been fighting for 3 weeks now. Shampoo "Hygia" did not help. Both crawled and crawled. I'm not talking about nits. Bought another - "Veda", the same garbage. I comb out every day. I do not know what to do. Probably left kerosene. Our ancestors, too, were not fools. After the war, they took only kerosene. Maybe worth a try too?
By the way, the vinegar against the nits also does not work, tried, we know - both clicked and clicked.
The child brought from the garden. Gave me. Husband and son have nothing, hair is short. Tried "Nyuda", "Para-plus", then found living lice. There was kerosene ...
Hello, have you tried kerosene. How should I use kerosene, what should I add?
You do not need to add anything, spread pure kerosene on dry hair, wrap tightly with a plastic bag, towel on top and hold for two hours, and then rinse well and comb with a comb.
I would like to take a look at it. I survived only 25 minutes. Two hours is POWER!
Kerosene helps a lot, but you need pure kerosene. And now all with additives - do it carefully. Mix 1 spoon of kerosene, 1 spoon of sunflower or olive oil, 1 spoon of shampoo. Head in the bag and for 30 minutes. But make sure not to burn, or you can burn the scalp.
Kerosene is cruel, but effective. The main thing - be careful not to burn your head.
I do not know what to do. My daughter is 4 years old. We have been fighting for 1 year already. Also bought Hygia and the solution, the name is forgotten. Yesterday I smeared it with a solution, I kept it for 40 minutes, and there’s also no sense. And lice, and nits also live. That lice were initially large, now small, but a bunch of nits on his head. It remains only to try kerosene. And I got infected too. My daughter's hair is long, I cut it yesterday on a pop car.
There is another way - to paint the head with paint. They do not settle on painted ones, but they die of paint.
All these means garbage is complete. I caught a louse from a girlfriend's daughter, slept on the same bed - and this is the result. I tried Pedilin, washed 5 times, kept for an hour - and nothing. Painted hair, a week later found the larvae. Now she spat on everything and smeared with diesel fuel, I sit, waiting for the effect. No burning, no itching, just a stench. I hope the result will be good.
For the past two weeks, I can not bring out Paranita, they both ran and run. I will try kerosene.
I tried a pair of plus and paranix shampoo - reaction zero. They say that dust soap and kerosene help best.
Apply kerosene with cotton to prevent scalding.On a short hair applied for 15 minutes and it seemed to help. It remains only to comb a dead lice with a comb.
The horror is simple! Nothing helps, I cut my hair, I even painted myself, I tried Pedikulen 3 times, Full Marx 2 times, Pair Plus, Veda and A-Par. I do not know what to do anymore, hair is long, it's a pity. I read about kerosene, the last hope (((
In general, my friend advised me to another old way, as it turned out, it is more effective. Just exhausting both hair and man. Turn on hot water at maximum speed, which you can stand (the hotter the better) and direct it to the head (naturally, this method is not suitable for children). We need something literally seconds 5-10 so hold. And if you use a special. shampoo, the effect is 100 times greater. I made the first time before buying a shampoo, then a week or two did not recall them. But alas, I tried to persuade to buy shampoo, in the end I have been suffering for a month. Washes it all terribly ...
Bought Lavinal, not widely advertised, but affordable and tolerant to smell. Plus in the set except the spray is a comb and specials. hatAfter the first procedure, there was little confusion, but after the second one (I also bought shampoo from the same company and used it to rinse off the remedy) - it disappeared like a hand! Recommend.
Hygia and Para plus help partially. What remedy, except kerosene, is 100% effective? Share comments.
Kerosene if pubic lice. You wash yourself in hot water, so much so that you can endure it a little. Then you shave all the vegetation to hell ... From the waist to the navel, while I shaved it off, I cut my backside twice. Then you twist the bandage with a tampon, wet it in kerosene and rub it in. Wearing clean clothes. In one go, everyone goes to the kingdom of the dead lice! 🙂
What means did not buy, everything is useless. Money to the wind. Lice have an addiction to this chemistry. I do not know what to do ((
Tried everything! We are suffering for a month, nothing helps. Dust used 2 times, kills lice, but the nits remain, and comb them very painful! Tried Hygia 3 times - did not help. Last hope for kerosene ... (
They say that tar oil helps. Kerosene helped me, nothing happened after the first use. And even the hellebore water helps, like this.
I do not know what to do. Tried dust, does not help.
Paranix does not help at all, only money was wasted.
You just do not burn your head
Also tried a lot, but only kerosene helped.
My daughter was 12 years old, two months ago I picked up lice somewhere, hair up to the buttocks ... We just didn’t try, probably, all the drugs from the pharmacy. And each time it seemed that everything was gone, cured, but ... no! I had to trim a third of the hair. And so I found a recipe with kerosene: 2nd tsp. vegetable oil, can be olive, 1 tbsp. kerosene, 1 tsp shampoos At our length it took the 4th dose. The result is great!
And how much to keep ???
Bred my daughter and myself "Full Marks" - did not help. Then soap and dust - for a year they forgot about this infection. A week ago, returned from the hospital with "friends." My daughter looked at her head 2 times, and killed lice and nits.I myself am sitting under kerosene, I hope, it will help ...
In our family the same attack. Tried all sorts of means, but to sense zero. The good old kerosene remained. The scalp, of course, will burn, but it really helps! Lots of minuses: a terrible stench, tears, the scalp will go scraps, neurosis. But the first time helps! And no need to cut long hair))
I am 12 years old. I thought from whom I had typed. It turned out from anyone. Tried anything, does not help. And kerosene helped immediately. I advise you. Although I advise you to be more careful not to get friends.
The child is 5 years old, picked up in the kindergarten. No shampoos help. Hope only on kerosene, long hair ((It's a pity to cut.
Neither vinegar, nor the mass of shampoos and sprays help. We are fighting for the second month. One hope for kerosene. Hope will help.
Helps only kerosene! Kerosene + oil + shampoo. I advise.
We, too, only kerosene helped, nothing else helped. Pharmacy muck only strongly hair whipped. And still the essential oil of ylang-ylang and rosemary can be clove a few drops in a shampoo.Drip your hands well, spread your head well and walk with the package on your head as long as possible. When I washed my daughter, the beetles themselves fell into the bathroom, and began to comb it out with a comb. On the head caught sleepy were.
I am for kerosene. At our school just a lice invasion. Now the daughter is in the third grade, that's all three years and we are fighting (Previously, paranix helped, but, unfortunately, does not justify itself, and the cost is about 150 UAH.
Today I have processed it with pure kerosene, for ease of use I poured it into a bottle from under Paranix. When finished applying, the lice were already combed out with a regular comb, and after 30 minutes exposure began to wash off. And lice darkness.
With nits harder to choose, some clicked. It is necessary to buy a “vaunted” comb. Good luck in the difficult struggle and patience.
What do I need to wash my hair with kerosene?
We just did not try from these creatures, nothing helped. Now she has poisoned herself and her two daughters with kerosene, this is the last hope to get rid of them ...
For a month now we have been fighting with these parasites, I have 2 daughters, 9 years and 2 years old, the eldest brought from somewhere.I bought shampoo Veda, we work on the heads, the adults die instantly, but the nits remain, and after a few days they grow back and start to bite ((They processed it already 3 times, hands go down. I read about kerosene, tomorrow I will buy, the last hope remains.
Good day to all. My daughter also brought lice from the camp. I tried all modern means, but the result is negative. From my childhood I remembered the dust and kerosene. In two stages, after 4 days, both lice and nits were completely taken out with kerosene.
How to get rid of the smell of kerosene?
Tried shampoos, but no sense. Only kerosene helped. My daughter has long hair, it is a pity to cut, 1 time it was smeared with kerosene, burned out - they suffered 10 minutes, washed them off thoroughly, a week later they repeated them and weathered them for 20-25 minutes, washed them off. We don’t remember lice anymore. Kerosene is the best tool, if used carefully, lice just burned out. By the way, not a single hair fell from the head, and the only drawback was that the scalp was dried out, dandruff ... Well, they don’t bite.
All summer we have been fighting lice, not a single pharmacy has helped. Today we will use kerosene.
Oh, oh, this kerosene! In a good sense) Previously, the whole country used this burning means, the effect is very good. Smeared, 20 minutes did not pass, ran to wash. Screams, ooy! But the result is worth it. The skin is strongly "burning" is not affected, and the hair began to look neater and with volume. Recommend!
It does not help here, it was processed a second time yesterday, zero sense. Other pharmacy tools also do not help, and the price does not matter. Three years ago, the skin was burned with pure kerosene for three minutes of wild ora, while warm water induced (we have a village), but the lice were taken out just as instantly. Today, the child asks to process again with kerosene. Let's try to dilute it with oil and on the crook of the elbow we will preliminarily sample.
Tell me more ways, have already tried a lot: from kerosene to expensive drugs, and they are returning. Already a year can not withdraw. Three times tried kerosene (pure), and zero sense.
I also got head lice in school, I was scratching my head for a week, I didn’t expect lice to appear. I bought a pair of Plus, sprinkled - no sense, the nits remained. Here, I have anointed my head with kerosene, I am waiting for the effect, I hope that it will help 🙂
My kids from school brought lice.To me, my mother always licked out lice with chemeric water. The second time every other day, just in case.
Kerosene is the best. Recommend!
Bought chemeric water did not help. Tell me how much time to keep a child 8 years old kerosene? Hair up the priests.
Do not use grandmothers tools! DO NOT. It is better to consult a specialist (dermatologist). He will examine you and prescribe a remedy)
Try everything, this infection in all responds differently to drugs. To doctors, too, is possible, but not all of them are equally good, as are the drugs that they attribute.
Where to buy kerosene?
In short, all these shampoos - complete crap! Kerosene to help. Now my daughter has processed a cotton pad, we sit with a bag on her head. Hair to the waist, it was difficult for a long time, but sits and suffers. During treatment, the lice ran in, did not have time to remove them. They already during processing on the disk cotton remained.
Tell me, my daughter picked up lice, a friend recommended pure kerosene. But the hair is long, and I would like to clarify with those who actually deduced: do we need to moisten only the roots of the hair with kerosene, or do it also be smeared along the entire length? And further.They said that after kerosene, there is no need to choose nits, they themselves will fall out of type. Is it so? Just 8 years old, the child grew hair, do not want to cut.
The grandson "brought" from kindergarten lice. Daughter bought at the pharmacy Medifox. Nifiga did not help. The best remedy is regular kerosene. I spread it with sunflower oil, spread my head (more on the hair, less on the skin), put on a plastic bag and wrapped it in a towel. Half an hour later I took it off, washed my head, combed it with a fine comb. I combed it out on the sheet - a vile sight.
What to bring lice and nits?