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Lice are parasitic insects which attack the areas coveredwith hair, mostly the scalp. They are very easily transmitted from one personto another and what they do is lay their eggs near the hair root on the scalp,and they are fed by sucking blood from it. Fortunately, they don’t carry anydiseases but they can cause problems such as hair loss or anemia. The signs oflice infestation include itching, creeping sensations on the scalp as well astiny spots resembling dandruff in the hair. Lice can be cured at home andthere are numerous treatments which can take care of them.

Treating lice with mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a fairly simple and safe remedy that cantake care of lice. The process of killing the lice with mayonnaise consistsof covering the entire head with mayonnaise while paying particularattention that the scalp is thoroughly plastered with it. When this is done, ashower cap is held over it on the head in order to avoid dripping and leaking.This mass should remain on for a few hours so that the mayonnaise couldeffectively destroy the lice. This happens thanks to the adequate texture ofmayonnaise which is able to keep the lice from breathing and thereby kill them.When this process is finished, the hair can be washed with vinegar or mildshampoo. Also, it is best to repeat this process a couple of times a month justto make sure that every single louse is gone.

Treating lice with olive oil

Olive oil is considered an even more successful type oftreatment than the one involving mayonnaise. The whole principle is basicallythe same, which means that olive oil also has the ability to suffocate the lice but this alternative is a lot less messy and easier to wash up afterward. Thisis done by soaking the hair in olive oil and putting a shower cap over it aswell except that it would finally have to be wrapped up in a towel. Thismixture should stay on the head throughout the entire night and in the morningthe hair is to be combed carefully and rinsed after that. The rest of theprocess is exactly alike to the one including mayonnaise.

These are the two most commonly used methods for getting ridof lice. There are others, such as treatments with white vinegar, garlicpaste and lemon juice, and oil, to name a few in case they sound moreappealing to some people. Any of these methods should be efficient enough forthe purpose of disposing of these pests.

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