Head Lice Head lice are tiny insects that live on the skin covering the top of the head, called the scalp. Lice can be spread by close contact with other people. The head lice can also be found in eyebrows and eyelashes. See also: • Body lice. • Pubic lice. Causes Head lice infect the body part. Tiny eggs on the hair look like flakes of dandruff, but instead of flaking off the scalp, they stay put. Head lice can live up to 30 days on a person and their eggs can live for more than two weeks. Head lice spread easily, particularly among school children. These lice are more common in crowded living conditions and confinement. You can become infected with head lice if: • Get in close contact with someone who has lice. • Touch the clothing or bedding of a person who has lice. • Share hats, towels, brushes or combs of someone who has lice. Having head lice does NOT mean the person has poor hygiene or low social class. Having head lice causes intense itching, but does not lead to serious health problems. Unlike body lice, the head never carry or spread disease. Symptoms Symptoms of head lice include: • Intense itching of the scalp. • Small, red bumps on the scalp, neck and shoulders (bumps may become crusty and ooze). • Tiny white specks (eggs, or nits) on the root of each hair that are hard to remove.
Lice on scalp and clothing may be difficult to see, unless you have many of them. Treatment Lotions and shampoos containing permethrin (Nix) 1% generally work well and can be bought in the store without a prescription. If these do not work, your doctor may prescribe a stronger medication, which should be used exactly as directed. • To use the medicine shampoo, first rinse and dry the hair. • Then, treat the hair and scalp. • Rinse after 10 minutes. • Recheck for lice and nits in 8-12 hours. If lice seem active, talk to your doctor before retreatment. Ask your doctor if you need to treat those who share a bed or clothes to people who have had lice. An important part of treatment is removing the eggs (nits). Certain products facilitate this task, as some dishwashing detergents can help dissolve the "glue" that holds the nits stick to the hair shaft. • You can remove the nits with a nit comb. Before doing this, rub olive oil on the hair or run the metal comb through beeswax, which facilitates the work of removing the eggs. • Metal combs with very fine teeth are stronger and more effective than plastic comb to remove nits. These metal combs are easier to find in pet stores or over the Internet than in pharmacies. • Remove the eggs may prevent the lice from returning if the medication fails to kill every one of them. • Treat children and adults with lice promptly and completely. • Wash all clothes and bed linens in hot water and detergent, which also helps prevent lice from spreading to others during the short time they can survive outside the human body. • Repeat the removal of nits in 7-10 days.
Oral health Problems and diseases more frequent dental dentistry due to incorrect or inadequate oral hygiene is: Problems and dental diseases: Excessive development of plaque and tartar formation. Halitosis. Caries. Problems and periodontal diseases: Gingivitis. Periodontitis. The best way to prevent them is with good oral hygiene and regular check-ups with your dentist or dentist. Also relevant control the intake of certain foods, particularly those having a high cryogenic potential: sugars such as sucrose or glucose. Good oral hygiene should be established by taking four habits: Brushing the flossing Rinsing Visit the dentist regularly Brushing Good oral hygiene begins with proper brushing; you should perform right after every meal, beverage intake, especially sugary and carbonated candy or snacks, or any food. Brushing more important, and you should not miss, is that after dinner or the last meal before bed. There are hard foods like raw carrots being bitten drag plaque. Other foods such as cheese seem to enamel rematerializing properties. However, an excessive brushing one can influence early enamel wear, especially if they are ingested after food citrus, so that the ideal is between 2 and 3 brushings daily.
Grooming Hygiene and grooming are aspects of a person's privacy. But we should not forget that health has a major impact on social life and relationships with others.
A scruffy person with bad aspect that has not bathed can suffer the rejection of others, causing discomfort. Hygienic practices should be developed in private, except in cases of force majeure. Therefore, no floss or toothpicks in public, nor clean his nails with any object and other similar behaviors just as wrong and disgusting.
Hygiene is a daily task, not only do occasionally. That is, we can not overlook freshen from head to toe. Hygiene is part of the basic education of the person and good habits are learned early in life. A child who washes daily and shower every day, hardly a neglected adult personal grooming.
Recall that this issue should be addressed in public discussions as it is a very personal and intimate. To be clean and well groomed to remember:
- The face and hands should always be clean. The wash our times we need, of course without falling into obsession...
- Hair must be clean and well groomed. Younger children will keep you well protected from the bugs and with short hair and well groomed.
- Nails clean and short. Women, if the lead paint should take care of the enamel in perfect condition.
- Clean teeth, fresh breath.
- The clothes arranged without broken or ripped and clean.
- The linen should be flawless and not to mention socks and shoes must shine.