Treating Head LiceWritten by Margaret Tye
Treating Head Lice by Margaret Tye
Your children getting head lice is probably one of worst fears of a parent and yet it is one of most common health problems. If your children grow up without ever catching them you are lucky indeed.
Head lice cannot jump, they crawl from head to head which is why they are so common amongst children who tend to sit close together. If your child does get infected it is wise to wash all bedding and treat furniture where their heads may have rested, but healthy head lice tend to stay on heads rather than move. However sharing combs or brushes where lice may have been removed during combing will spread them.
The life cycle of lice is about a month. The lice eggs or nits are attached to hair close to scalp and are very hard to remove. They hatch in 7 to 10 days and reach adulthood in another 6 to 10 days. They then live for another 20 days laying about 10 eggs a day.
Head lice are difficult to treat and to prevent infection recurring, vigilance is needed to ensure that no eggs remain to hatch. Not everyone actually gets an itchy head so if someone in family is infected all heads should be checked. Some people find idea quite horrendous, when my granddaughter became infected my daughter would shake when she was trying to remove them. As a primary school teacher I had seen so many infected children I was unmoved.
Unfortunately head lice are becoming immune to chemical treatment and many parents prefer
The Best Acne Cures – What Will Clear My Skin For Good? Written by Peter Crump
Acne is a uncomfortable and embarrassing skin condition that affects over eighty percent of people from their teens to their thirties, and yet, despite its prevalence, it remains a problem without a cure. This might be extremely disheartening news for many people who suffer from it, but while medical science cannot yet fix problem as they can a broken leg, medical advances in recent times have led to formulation of many efficacious products that produce all effects of what will hopefully one day be best acne cures. And best acne cures vary from person to person.
Acne is caused by overproduction of skin of oil called sebum, and best acne cures would offer some foolproof way to regulate this. Unfortunately, problem is not yet well enough understood to cure acne once and for all, but there are a range of topical and oral tools that can make management of condition as effective as a cure. Sometimes age can be acne’s natural cure, but for those who prefer to take a more proactive stance there are many products that can affect results similar to a cure.
One of most effective oral treatments yet developed for acne is a medication that can be taken at home, simulating for many effect of best cures. Accutane must be prescribed first by a doctor, and though it must sometimes be taken for six months before a real improvement can be seen in skin, long-term results have been as positive as any cure. Accutane is a strong drug that can have harsh side effects, but it has cleared skin completely of many acne sufferers. Your doctor will usually prescribe milder medications before trying Accutane, but for many sufferers for whom nothing else has worked, it can bring all results of an acne cure.