Pair Plus is a lice medicine developed by the French laboratory Omega Pharma and manufactured by AeroFarm located in Marseille (you can often also find the wrong name - Paraplus). The drug is available in the form of a spray and has the advantages and disadvantages of this form of release, it can be used for children from the age of 2.5 years.
A pair of Plus lice is used when infecting with various species of these insects, including in the fight against laundry lice, but it was in the fight against head and pubic lice that the drug showed itself best, as evidenced by many positive reviews.
Note that when working with any insecticidal agents, it is necessary to strictly observe the safety rules specified in the instructions for use.
“Somehow, while the child went to kindergarten, these problems did not arise, but he regularly started bringing lice from school. The first time we bought Paraplus from lice, we tried a lot of tools later. They even tried to poison it with kerosene once with a sad result. As a result, in terms of price-effect-harmlessness, it was Paraplus that turned out to be against lice optimal.
Remedy for lice and nits Pair Plus is an oil solution of three active ingredients with a slight characteristic odor. At the same time, unlike most similar drugs, Pair Plus is quite easily washed off the hair.
Let's talk about the nature of the product and its component composition.
The composition of the drug and its effect on lice
Quite high efficiency means Para Plus against lice is ensured by the fact that it includes several powerful insecticides:
- Malathion, more commonly known as Malathion, has an ovicidal effect on nits and has a powerful effect on the nervous system of most insects, including lice.
- Piperonyl butoxide with intestinal and contact action. Effective even when just falls on the surface of the body of an insect.
- Permethrin - perhaps the most famous insecticide today that affects the nervous system of insects.
With a joint effect on parasites, all three components have a mutually reinforcing effect of acting on each other (synergistic effect). At the same time, the substances used are relatively harmless to humans and can lead to noticeable side effects only in allergic people and in people with individual intolerance to the drug.
The principle of action of Pair Plus on lice is to block the transmission of impulses in the nervous system of insects with the subsequent onset of paralysis. In this case, insecticides enter the body of parasites not only during breathing, but also through chitinous integuments of the body, therefore, the damaging ability of the agent can be described as quite high.
It is also important that Couple Plus kills nitswhile many other drugs, including many folk remedies for lice, do not possess this ability.
Another tip on using Pair Plus
“When Yulia brought lice from school (I suspect that she wore them for a long time, but we saw them only when there were a lot of them), my mother immediately told me that she needed to poison her with kerosene. I hung up.Went to buy a pair of Plus, a friend advised me against his lice. She sprayed her daughter on her head and held it for 40 minutes. She caught herself only when her red spots began to creep up her cheeks. A week, probably after that, she left, there were several small burns on her head. Conclusion: read the instructions. There it is written in plain text: keep 10 minutes and flush. Yes, by the way, lice brought immediately. "
Instructions for using Pair Plus
Remedy for lice Pair Plus is used to treat head and pubic lice, at least - to fight with lice.
For the destruction of lice, Pair Plus is applied on the entire scalp, on the hair along their entire length, and in the case of pubic lice - on pubic hair and groin hair. Do not wet the hair before using the product.
The tool keeps on the hair for 10 minutes, then washed off with any shampoo or soap.
The amount of the drug consumed depends on the length and thickness of the hair. When applying it on the head, the hair should be pushed apart with your fingers so that the spray can better penetrate the skin.
After washing off the hair, the hair should be combed along the strands with a thick, hard comb.It is better to use for this special combs from lice such as Nit Free or AntiV.
“Very good tool Paraplus. The price is low lice helps fine, all are dying, only a few live nits remain. The downside is that it doesn’t come with a comb to which these lice are combed. Well, we already had after the previous hatching, so at one time we took out all the child's lice. ”
Irina Arkadyevna, Tobolsk
“I’m wondering if the Couple Plus kills nits.” A friend told me that she was treating her lice to her daughter, so they had live nits on her head after treatment, so I had to process them again. Or did they do something wrong? ”
Christine, the abundant
With severe infection and a very large number of nits on the hair, even after proper use of the product, live nits can remain on the head. This is normal, as eggs are the most insecticide-resistant phase in the development of any parasites.
In these cases, it is either necessary to carefully comb the hair for several days in a row to remove the main part of the nits or the larvae emerging from them, or a week later to repeat the treatment according to the same plan. In this case, all the larvae that have emerged from the surviving nits will be destroyed.
On a note
The incubation period for nits is 5-7 days. Thus, in a week after the first treatment of the hair by means of Pair Plus, the larvae will hatch from all nits.
A pair of Plus from the pubic lice is used the same way as from the head, but when it is applied near the genitals it is necessary to ensure that the spray does not hit the mucous membranes. Here it can cause painful irritations.
In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water. According to the instructions, the treatment itself should be carried out in a well-ventilated area away from open flame.
Precautions, side effects and contraindications
Pair Plus does not contain toxic components for humans, but in some cases it can be irritating and lead to undesirable side effects.
Unambiguous contraindications to its use are:
- child age up to 2.5 years
- bronchial asthma
- individual intolerance to the components of the product and an acute allergic reaction to the drug.
On a note
You can check for an allergy to the drug by sprinkling a small amount of it onto the skin on the crook of the elbow and holding the drug there for 15–20 minutes.At the same time a feeling of light tingling may appear - this is normal. If rashes, redness and blisters do not appear, the remedy can be used to treat the head and pubis.
Side effects of using Pair Plus for lice can be a tingling sensation in places where the drug is on the skin for a long time. Instructions to the drug warns: If overdose occurs and exposure takes too long, irritation may occur.
Judging by the reviews of people, we can talk not only about mild irritation of the skin, but also about its quite serious lesions, even burns.
Research on the effects of Para Plus on the development of the fetus and the condition of the pregnant and lactating mother has not been conducted. In general, during pregnancy and the lactation period, it is better to refuse to use Pair Plus.
When applied to the head, it is important to ensure that the aerosol does not get into the nose or eyes of the handler and the treated. It is useful to use a gauze bandage for protection.
Where and at what price you can buy a Pair Plus?
It is easy to buy a remedy for lice Pair Plus today - it is sold through pharmacy chains in all major cities of Russia.You can also buy it over the Internet, but because of the duration of the drug delivery, this option is less preferable, because you need to get rid of lice as soon as they are noticed. In the best case, the packaging with the tool should just be in the house just in case.
The price of Pair Plus is approximately 350 rubles per bottle for 116 grams. This amount is enough for two treatments of long hair or for a greater number of treatments if the hair is short.
“We bought a Pair Plus, tried it. It relieves of lice well, but live nits remain. That is, a complete ovicidal action was not noticed. The first time, without having read the instructions, they kept him on his head for half an hour, they burned his skin, his hair was restored for a couple of weeks. And even then a small amount of nits was combed out while alive. ”
“If we compare the French Pair Plus with the Belgian Paranit, then the Pair Plus is more efficient. We tried both, and after Para Plus, there wasn’t any living lice left. But here it’s harder to get him, I don’t even know why. ”
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