The use of shampoo for lice and nits - in most cases, the best option for removing parasites at home. From preparations of other types of lice shampoos favorably differ in ease of use, high efficiency and in most cases - high safety for human health. Especially good shampoos for children - they are less likely than lotions and folk remedies, cause allergies and skin irritation.
However, as practice shows, not every lice shampoo is characterized by such remarkable consumer properties. Therefore, before buying a product in a pharmacy or a store, it is useful to study the most popular and effective options in advance, and to make a purchase with this knowledge, the probability that the lice will be removed for one treatment without any side effects is much higher.
On a note
It is probably worth noting that any shampoo against lice and nits partly loses to some pediculicide sprays in that none of the shampoos contain dimethicone - a substance that is absolutely harmless to humans, but lethal to lice (in fact, it is not even an insecticide, but liquid silicone that envelops the louse with a thin film and thereby suffocating them). Some sprays containing Dimethicone, for example, Nyuda and Paranit, enjoy deserved love from many parents.
Shampoo Veda: simplicity, reliability and side effects
Shampoo against lice Veda as an active ingredient contains insecticide Permethrin, a synthetic analogue of natural pyrethrins. Veda today is considered an already outdated tool, but there is a new version on sale - a shampoo from Veda-2 lice. Its composition is the same, but additionally introduced substances that soften the effect of the main component on the skin.
Both options are effective against lice, and cause their death within 30-40 minutes after application to the hair. They can be used against head and pubic lice, but they practically have no effect on nits.
According to the instructions, Veda lice shampoo is recommended to be applied on the head for 10 minutes, but the actual practice of buyers shows that this remedy is really effective only if it is kept on the head for 40-50 minutes.However, in this case, the likelihood of an allergic skin reaction increases significantly.
After 12-14 days after the first application, the procedure should be repeated: shampoo is re-applied on the head for half an hour to kill the lice larvae that hatch from the nits that survived the first procedure.
After applying the shampoo, thoroughly whipping the foam and keeping it for the right time, the hair is washed with plenty of clean water.
As a rule, failures in removing lice with Veda shampoo are due to the fact that the drug is washed off too quickly, - at that moment, when he had just begun to act on parasites.
"Once saw a child's lice, immediately rushed to look for a means. I remembered very good, but I forgot, as they say, "Lightning" seems to be. Found an analogue - shampoo from lice Veda, we were told that it works very well. I even read the reviews before applying and decided to do what they say - I smeared shampoo on Alesha and held for 40 minutes. It seems there were no reactions to him, but the lice did indeed start to crumble. Then he combed his head, washed him with a simple shampoo, and after ten days not a single louse was found, although they write in the instructions that they need to be shown again. We are carried by. ”
The price of Veda shampoo is about 250 rubles per 100-ml bottle.
Nyx for lice
To be precise, the Knicks is not even a shampoo, but a cream for lice, which, after application to the hair, almost does not foam. However, its use is similar to that for shampoos, and therefore it is often called shampoo.
As an active component, the Knicks contains all the same Permethrin, and in terms of effectiveness it practically does not differ from Veda shampoo. Due to the presence of auxiliary components cream nix has a pleasant smell and only in rare cases leads to the appearance of irritation on the skin.
Apply Knicks on clean hair, which before that it is desirable to wash with a simple shampoo and dry. In accordance with the instructions, the drug should be applied on the head for 10-15 minutes, but in fact it should be kept on the head for about half an hour. After that, the hair is washed with clean water and a simple shampoo to complete cleansing.
Knicks can cause side effects in the form of skin edema, redness, itching, rash, allergic reactions, paresthesia. It is undesirable to use during pregnancy and lactation, and if circumstances force you, you should consult with your doctor before use.
The price of “shampoo” (cream) for the Knicks lice is about 350 rubles for a 59 ml tube. This volume is enough for about 3-4 treatments, depending on the length of the hair (about 100 ml of the shampoo bottle is enough for the same amount).
“We have overcome the lice in the whole family (the small one brought from the kindergarten and managed to infect me, husband, brother of husband, eldest son and even grandmother), we figured out that the best lice shampoo is Nix. If you hold it a little longer than they write in the instructions, then even nits are combed out with a comb. Fortunately, we had special combs from lice. Although later we already learned that it is better to use LiceGuard together with the same combs as a louse shampoo for children. The trouble is bigger, but safer. ”
Shampoo Parani: safety first
All preparations from the Paranite line are known for their safety to human health. Their manufacturer, the Belgian company OmegaPharma, specializes in the production of the most harmless drugs, which can also be attributed to head lice shampoo Paranit, safe for both children and adults.
As an active ingredient, the product contains the white mineral oil Clearol.The principle of its operation is in many respects similar to Dimethicone, that is, it is not a kind of "chemical insecticide", but a substance that envelops the lice with a thin film and thereby suffocates them.
On a note
Sometimes Paranite shampoo is incorrectly called Paranix or even Paramix after the name of a whole line of parasite products and the website of the manufacturer. Therefore, encountering such a formulation on the Internet, it should be understood that this is exactly the shampoo from Paranit lice.
Instructions for use of shampoo Paranite is similar to the instructions for any other pediculicidal shampoo:
- first means is applied to the hair
- then foam is whipped
- after that the skin at the base of the hair is massaged
- and after 10-15 minutes the shampoo is washed off.
Increasing the exposure time to 30-40 minutes increases the effectiveness of the tool. However, the Paranit lice shampoo is slightly inferior in performance to both Veda and Nix due to the fact that Klearol mineral oil, used as an active ingredient, is not an insecticide and acts more gently.
Paranit can be safely called baby lice shampoo. It can be used for children from the age of three years, while there are practically no reviews with evidence of the occurrence of serious side effects from it.
Included with the shampoo is a special comb, which combed most of the lice and nits from the hair. The price of Paranit shampoo is about 650 rubles per 100 ml bottle.
“Paranit is a very effective lice shampoo and safe. Yes, they had to wash their hair twice a week. Well, and all the shampoos as necessary. But the lice are really dying, and not only slowed down, as from the same NOK. And for kids it is the perfect drug. I once brought them lice from my daughter, and then, in the whole group in the kindergarten of the mother, it was Paranita who treated their babies. And no one had any trouble with him. "
Hygia from lice
Hygia lice shampoo works both as a lice medicine and as a nits shampoo. Permethrin in its composition ensures the destruction of adult insects, and acetic acid softens the shell of nits and helps them peel off from the hair.
For successful removal of lice with the help of Higii, it is necessary to thoroughly lather the head with shampoo, soak it on the head for half an hour, then rinse and brush the hair with a special comb. It is the additional use of the comb that will effectively remove nits from hairAdhesion strength of which will be significantly reduced after using the product.
Due to the content of acetic acid, Hygia can cause tingling, itching, and even burns on especially sensitive skin. Therefore, you need to wash off the shampoo immediately, as soon as it began to appear discomfort.
The price of shampoo from lice and nits Hygia is about 200 rubles, which makes it one of the inexpensive means for removing parasites.
“Our son brought us head lice from school, so we locked him in the bathroom and I sent my husband for medicine. God forbid someone will infect someone. And what do you think? The husband brought some kind of zoo shampoo for dog lice. A little house scandal did not happen. Small sits in the bathroom itches, I'm yelling at my husband, he is at me. I had to go buy myself. I bought Hyga's lice shampoo, I did everything as it was written in the instructions, I washed my head with it. True, my skin itched from him, and my son was fine. A week later, for reliability, they washed it again and it seems like neither lice nor nits yet. ”
Alena, St. Petersburg
Tar shampoo for lice
Tar shampoo is applied from lice more as a folk remedy, and initially it was produced as a drug to treat diseases of the scalp.It is due to the fact that it is often prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of pediculosis (so that wounds and scratches do not inflame), a tradition has emerged of using it to fight lice.
The abundance of phenols in the tar contained in the shampoo is indeed to some extent dangerous for lice, but tar shampoo can hardly be considered an effective remedy for lice and nits.
Pedilin: from lice and nits
Pedilin - a pretty good shampoo for lice and nits on the basis of malathion. The latter is a powerful insecticide of contact action and destroys both adult lice and larvae and nits, penetrating through their shells. We can say that this is one of the most effective means of lice among shampoos.
Pedilin is used in the same way as other shampoos, but it requires special care, as it can cause both side effects on the skin and various nervous system disorders. This happens rarely, but can occur when treating children and pregnant women.
Pedilin lice shampoo costs about 250 rubles for 100 ml of the product.
“I could not choose for a long time which lice shampoo was better, but judging by the reviews, Pedilin turned out to be the most effective and inexpensive.Indeed, the lice from it die completely, the nits, too, although they remain on the hair and need to be combed out. Our Sasha had no irritation on the skin from the shampoo, but other parents had complaints about him. But in general, it seems to me that this is the best shampoo for lice. "
As a result, when choosing a louse shampoo, you almost always need to make a certain compromise - either safety, or effectiveness, or price. Always before applying the shampoo, it is useful to check whether an allergy appears on it, dropping a drop of the drug on the elbow bend and holding it for a couple of minutes - if you are hypersensitive, red spots appear on the skin.
It is also important to remember that no lice shampoos can be used regularly and for preventive purposes - they are intended only for a one-time hair treatment.
An example of a huge amount of lice on a child's head
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