Should I Be Concerned about the Side Effects of Head Lice?

by Tracey on May 18, 2010

head liceIn most cases, head lice infestation is viewed as a fairly mild medical problem. It is uncomfortable and unpleasant, but it is easily curable and the main symptom associated with head lice is an itchy scalp. However, there are instances when a simple lice infestation can lead to more serious problems, which is why it is so important to prevent head lice in the first place. Should you still have a problem, treating lice as quickly as possible with an all-natural product is the best way to avoid serious side effects from a lice infestation.

If left untreated, head lice will continue to itch. The more a person scratches his scalp, the more likely he is to break the skin, which makes him susceptible to a scalp infection. This is especially true if he continues to scratch at his scalp with fingers and nails that are not always clean and free of germs. While a simple antibiotic may clear up the infection, he may experience stinging and burning in the meantime, have a tough time washing his hair because of the infected sores, and find that other symptoms associated with the infection cause pain and discomfort. If the lice were prevented or treated, the subsequent infection from scratching would have never occurred.

Even if lice are treated, there may be a variety of side effects associated with the treatments. Many unnatural lice treatments contain products that are considered harmful. Some who have used medicinal lice treatments on their children believe there may be a connection between the treatment and leukemia. Others believe these pharmaceutical lice treatments are dangerous for pregnant women and unborn babies. Still others have reported mild side effects like nausea and vomiting. These dangers, both mild and severe, can be avoided by using an all-natural product to prevent lice.Free Pictures | acobox.com

Remember, natural products can still trigger allergic reactions, although they are usually very mild. If you experience increased levels of itching, or a rash forms, discontinue use of any product and speak with your doctor. It is also important to know the ingredients of a product before you using it so you can avoid things that have caused a bad reaction in the past. The risks with natural products are usually not dangerous, but they may be unpleasant.

In order to avoid the stress of dealing with head lice, and the potential side effects from trying to rid you or your child’s head of the problem, use an all natural lice prevention product that will keep lice away.

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