It may seem strange, but many infected people think about using Dichlorvos for lice and nits. Usually in such situations, dichlorvos is used only in three cases:
- When a person does not even suspect that the product can be dangerous to use when applied directly to the hair and skin.
- And also when a person does not trust other means with more modern names and actions directed specifically against lice, or are already disappointed in their use.
- And, as practice shows, when Dichlorfos is banally called any insect repellent, requiring spraying. Including special pediculicidal sprays.
In fact, the same Dichlofos, who was poisoned with cockroaches and bedbugs in the midst of Khrushchev's thaw, is currently not on sale : named after the organophosphorus active substance, this drug proved to be less effective and more toxic than pyrethroids, which were later launched into production. As a result, true dichlorvos ceased to be produced for a long time, and current preparations with the same name contain completely different insecticides.
On a note
If, under the word "Dichlophos", which today has become a household name, is simply a sprayed drug with an insecticide filling, especially a special spray from lice like Nyuda or Paranita, then this kind of "Dichlofos" from lice can and should be used. We will not dwell on the description of these facilities - they are described in detail in the relevant articles on our website (see "How to get rid of lice"). Next, we will talk about drugs that have the actual inscription "Dichlophos" on the package.
Use Dichlorvos from lice is a big adventure. This drug, although it has no pronounced toxic properties for humans, however, when ingested on the skin or inside the body (especially in the respiratory tract) can cause severe side effects.
That's why even the treatment of dichlorvos should be carried out in personal protective equipment (respirator, rubber gloves).
To put it on the body is strictly prohibited , and if the user violates this instruction, then takes full responsibility for the consequences only on himself.
"I picked up the lice in the village. Summer, two months of rest, discos, you spend the night not clearly where and it is not clear with whom. In general, a week before he left as he saw this muck, he already sat down. They also itch wildly. Pharmacy for the whole village alone, and in it to say that he picked up lice, ashamed. I bought it at the hardware store Dichlophos, said that it was a type from cockroaches. I did not know whether it was possible to poison lice with Dichlorvos, but I thought that if he takes other parasites, it means that he will take these too. I went with him to the shower, splattered and began to wait. I do not know how the lice, but I sprinkled right away from him and sneezed even more wildly. Her skin reddened and began to burn. Although he does not stink of Dichlorvos, because a new one. I soon washed it off, there really was less lice. A couple of days, everything was very hot, then it passed, but a rash appeared on my stomach. The result - Dichlorvos from lice helps, but it's very unpleasant for them to remove. It's impossible to pour it on his head. "
Different Dichlorvos - different compositions
Old Dichlophos, smelly and demanding a few days to ventilate the apartment, has long been a thing of the past. Present Dichlorfos smell practically do not have.
The reason for this is different active substances of these preparations:
- Classical dichlorvos contained, as an active ingredient, a dichlorphos-organophosphorus compound, capable of penetrating the insect's chitinous cover into the interior of the organism and affecting its nervous system. The same compound caused allergies, severe poisoning and nervous disorders in people who were inhaled in large quantities with the drug.
- Dichlorvos Eco contains cypermethrin and natural pyrethrins - substances extracted from Dalmatian chamomile flowers. Together with them the composition of the drug includes lavender flavor, which provides a pleasant smell of the product itself.
- Modern Dichlophos Neo also retained from its predecessor only a famous name that does not require advertising. It contains in its composition piperonyl butoxide, permethrin and cypermethrin - three effective insecticides, affecting the nervous system of the insect, but relatively safe for humans and not having a persistent unpleasant odor.
However, even Dichlophos Neo and Dichlophos Eco require great care in handling. When they are used indoors, personal protective equipment should be used, and if they get on the body, rinse them thoroughly (if necessary, consult a doctor). Therefore, before deducing lice Dichlorvos, you should carefully weigh all the pros and cons.
Efficacy of dichlophos from lice
Against the lice sold today, Dichlophos really effective. All modern versions of the drug contain substances that in one way or another affect the nervous system of insects and cause complete paralysis. And this happens all in a few minutes.
Moreover, any Dichlophos is produced primarily as a means for treating premises, and therefore the concentration of insecticides in it is much higher than in pediculicide shampoos and sprays. Accordingly, when treating the body, dichlophos, in general, helps the lice faster and more efficiently than special agents, which to some extent contributes to its fame as a non-standard means against lice . However, always remember the potential danger of high concentrations of insecticides for the person.
"We came for the children to my mother, and they have both heads, like the balls - shaved naked. Began to find out, it turned out, picked up from someone from the village lice. Terrible, of course, but my mother in the old manner tried to sink them with Dichlorvos. Sasha does not have anything, and the Theme has a rash all over the neck and back. I asked, they say, the lice at least withdrew? It turned out that no. Well, in order not to fool, dad of both of them was a typewriter and cheated. "
But from nits Dichlophos does not help at all. All components of modern versions of the drug do not have a toxic effect on them and can not penetrate through the protective shell of nits.
Like many specialized pediculicides, Dichlorvos acts only on adult insects and their larvae.
Why not use dichlorvos against lice?
Despite the fact that Dichlorfos can indeed remove lice, it can not be used for these purposes for safety reasons.
As active substances, dichlorvos contain sufficiently strong insecticides in concentrations that allow it to be effective even against fleas in open spaces. If they get into the respiratory tract or the digestive tract of a person, these substances can cause poisoning, the appearance of a rash on the body, dizziness and vomiting.
In some cases, when applied to a particularly sensitive skin, insecticides lead to a pronounced allergic reaction, itching and prolonged irritation. Perhaps even the development of generalized allergy with an increase in lymph nodes, an increase in body temperature and fever.
"As I saw my daughter's lice, went immediately to the pharmacy, they showed me several funds for 250-300 rubles. I was taken aback, and the apothecary told me that, they say, Dichlorfos can be used to drain them. I remembered how we travnulis a couple of years ago with her husband, when Dichlorvos bugs were taken out, so immediately bought a special shampunchik for 260 rubles and did not take risks. "
Lilia, St. Petersburg
At the same time, the same substances that are part of Dichlorvos , only in lower concentrations, are contained in many special means from lice, highly effective, but at the same time safe and intended for both adults and children.
Alternatives to dichlorvos: safe and effective remedies for the same money
The main advantage of dichlorvos in comparison with other means from lice is its low price. About 60 rubles per bottle, which if desired and due adventurism can be treated by an entire family - it's very inexpensive.
For example, based on permethrin lotion Nittifor is about 250 rubles per bottle for 115 ml. But at the same time the concentration of permethrin itself is lower in it than in the same Dichlorfos Eco, and therefore, with proper treatment of the head, Nittifor in most cases does not cause side effects.
But close to the powerful Dichlorfos Neo, the Para-Plus aerosol (it contains permethrin, piperonyl butoxide and malathion) costs about 400 rubles per 115 ml bottle. This remedy is quite effective against lice and nits and is much safer than dichlorvos: Para-Plus can be used even for children with a minimal risk of complications.
In any case, if possible, you should opt out of Dichlorvos and prefer a special remedy for lice. And even if there is no choice, it's best to not use dichlophos from lice, but just shave off your hair or remove parasites from any of the folk recipes.
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