Can lice die on their own?

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asked Nov 24, 2021 in Hair by mujgbdsr (1,320 points)
Can lice die on their own?

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answered Nov 24, 2021 by HuJennifer (2,490 points)
Lice won't die on their own and they will continue to live in your hair as they feed on the blood they get from your scalp.

Head lice will not go away on their own.

If you think your child has an infestation, there are several steps you should take right away.

Call your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Notify your child's day care or school so other students can be checked.

To live, adult lice need to feed on blood several times daily.

Without blood meals, the louse will die within 1 to 2 days off the host.

Untreated head lice may degrade the scalp and affects it health and that of the hair.

If the follicles become blocked, then hair loss may occur.

It is hard to have well-conditioned hair if it is covered in head lice eggs, lice and bacteria.

Coconut Oil, Coke or essential oils can help get rid of hair lice naturally.

Head lice are wingless insects that spend their entire lives on the human scalp and feeding exclusively on human blood.

Humans are the only known hosts of this specific parasite, while chimpanzees host a closely related species, Pediculus schaeffi.

When a person has a lice infestation for the first time, itching may not occur for four to six weeks after infestation.

Lice on scalp.

Lice may be visible but are difficult to spot because they're small, avoid light and move quickly.

Simply wet the hair and use a fine-tooth comb to remove active lice and their eggs.

You'll need to do this every week for at least 3 weeks.

Essential oils.

Plant oils such as tea tree and anise may suffocate and kill lice, but it's not clear how well this works.

You can get rid of hair lice by using coconut oil and any other essential oils blended together.

Take some coconut oil and blend in any kind of essential oil you want and then apply the mixture to your hair and massage it in.

The coconut oil and essential oils will kill the hair lice. "Tea Tree oil works great at killing lice" But you need to let the coconut oil and essential oils sit in your hair for 2 hours so that the hair lice will be killed.

Comb your hair with a lice comb and if you have a shower cap you should cover your hair up with the shower cap while the essential oils and coconut oil sits in your hair for 2 hours.

After 2 hours you can remove the shower cap and dispose of it.

Then comb your hair out once again and wash with shampoo to remove the coconut oil and other essential oils.

Be sure to wash your bedding and anything else your hair has come in contact with when you had the lice.

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