What is Lice?
Lice (singularly called louse) are tiny grey-brown insects that live on people’s scalps. It thrives by sucking the blood from the scalp. Their eggs known as nits can be found glued to the base of the hairs. It hatches after 7 to 10 days. The size of a matured louse is between 2 to 4 mm long. The lice are found only in human beings. Although harmless, they can make your head feel itchy. It is commonly found in school children.
Common Causes of Lice
- Lice spread through by close head-to-head contact
- Sharing of combs, brushes etc.
Home Remedies for Lice
Make a mixture with 1 tsp lime juice and 1 tsp garlic paste. Apply on scalp. Leave for half hour and wash.
Grind 8-10 almonds along with 2-3 tsp of lime juice. Apply on hair leave for 1/2 an hour and wash.